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Master of Nursing Studies (Graduate Entry)
The University of Queensland - Clinical School

Course outline

This course is designed to prepare graduates of other disciplines to become registered nurses. Students are taught to apply clinical reasoning skills in nursing practice, work effectively in teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients, and provide high quality client-centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards. This course uses an inquiry-based learning approach. Lectures and resources are available online, however all teaching is conducted at the Translational Research Institute located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), Woolloongabba. For more information, visit Master of Nursing Studies at UQ.


Clinical placements are undertaken at the PAH and other clinical partner sites.

Other requirements

On application, applicants will be required to demonstrate their English language proficiency. On admission, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR); Blue Card; medical questionnaire; police check for criminal history; current status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB); and a schedule of immunisations. Details about these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

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


Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Completion of an approved bachelor’s degree within the last 10 years from a recognised tertiary institution with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher; completion of one tertiary course in biology, chemistry or physics at undergraduate level (or equivalent). Contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at for more information on prior studies.

To enrol in this program, applicants 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 applicants have not met these educational requirements, they are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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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, 2023

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Career opportunities

Registered nurse in public and private healthcare settings, academia, research, aid organisations, defence forces.


Royal College of Nursing Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

CSP/$5333 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time

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