Access study 24/7 online

Fast-track your career with 100% online study. Balance your study around work and family – study wherever and whenever suits you.

Advance your practice

Lead nursing practice and improve health outcomes. Equip yourself with the skills and expertise to take your nursing career to the next level.

One of the best nurse educators

Study through JCU, one of the top 10 nurse educators in Australia, and connect with leading practising and research nurse academics.

Entry criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the online Master of Nursing, applicants must have:

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Master of Nursing Online

Diversify your skills

Qualify to work autonomously and collaboratively in advanced and expanded clinical roles.

Step into leadership roles

Extend your ability to assess and manage clients, refer to other healthcare professionals, prescribe medications and order diagnostic investigations.

Prepares you for any work environment

Gain skills and knowledge to adapt to any environment, whether that be in rural, remote or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, or increasingly complex urban contexts.


Assessment includes a combination of completed coursework, assignments and online examinations. Students receive regular feedback on their progress via online forums and individual consultations with academic staff.

The JCU Master of Nursing comprises subjects which also form part of the JCU Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Nursing. This provides the potential to gain an alternative postgraduate qualification, should you choose not to complete the course in its entirety.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have previously studied related subjects, experienced on-the-job training or gained skills that are relevant to this course, you may be eligible to receive credits towards your Master of Nursing, cutting the overall time it could take to complete your degree.

Get in touch with an Enrolment Advisor to find out more.

Personalised support for your success

Study online at JCU and help will always be right at your fingertips. You’ll have access to one-on-one support from your own personal Success Advisor, from commencement right throughout your studies, keeping you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.

JCU’s innovative and interactive learning environment, with video, audio, discussion boards, chat forums and practical assessments, will help you learn more effectively and efficiently. You’ll also have access to live sessions with your tutors, mentors and classmates – wherever you are. Smart, effective online learning is here.