Master of Nursing - Entry to Practice
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

As a graduate, you are highly-skilled nurse with an understanding of contemporary nursing practice and innovative nursing care. Course content focuses on the importance of patient-centred care and nursing practice that is culturally safe, evidence based, and respectful.

You have the opportunity to undertake up to 840 hours of professional placement (with a minimum of 800hrs required for registration) undertaken in block periods. Placements are available in public and private hospitals and community centres in Brisbane and regional and rural Queensland.

The QUT Offer Guarantee and deferment do not apply to this course.

For more course information, visit Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice at QUT.


Clinical practice for all students is scheduled throughout semester and may include mid-semester break or summer break.

Selection ranks: You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; Prior study

Additional entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) not in nursing with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent) in 2013 or more recently.

If you completed your degree (or higher qualification) earlier than 2013 you must provide evidence with your QTAC application of five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience gained in 2013 or more recently.

You must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Public and private hospitals and nursing homes, community health, armed services, school health, Indigenous health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug dependence.


Australian College of Nursing.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$5170 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time