Demand for senior, qualified and specialist nurses and nurse leaders over the next two decades is expected to outstrip supply.
A Master of Nursing from James Cook University Online can give you the skills to function in advanced roles more effectively.
The course gives you specialist skills and will broaden your experience in other areas like persuasive communication and data management to provide a more rounded qualification.
Read more about our nursing academics here.
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 or midwife.
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.
The JCU Online’s Master of Nursing gives you the preparation you’ll need to shine at the next level in your career – advanced communication skills, data management skills, governance knowledge, informatics, and the ability to design and implement evidence into practice. We equip you with the knowledge, proficiency, competency and expertise to succeed in your chosen specialisation.
These core skills were specifically incorporated to ensure all graduates leave the course ready to take on the challenges presented by a changing healthcare landscape.
You’ll also be able to choose one of three majors:
Leadership and Management: Prepare for leadership roles in any healthcare context. The course gives you a broad range of necessary expertise including ethical leading and managing peoples, dispute and conflict management, and finance and budgeting. Watch the Leadership and Management major video to learn more.
Education: Develop your ability to become an effective and proficient nurse educator in any setting. The course gives you the foundational knowledge of adult education theories as they apply in the clinical context and beyond, as well as contemporary tools you’ll need to coach nurses, healthcare students, and patients and their families learn more effectively. Learn more about the Education major from Dr John Smithson in this video.
Advanced Practice: Prepare yourself for your next step as a proficient and confident clinician. This major gives you the specialist skills in health assessment, diagnostic reasoning and quality use of medicines to deliver advanced patient care clinical settings. Learn more by watching the Advanced Practice major video.
Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.
Assessment includes a combination of completed coursework and assignments.
The JCU Master of Nursing comprises subjects which also form part of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Nursing.
Should you choose not to complete the course in its entirety, the structure of the course lets you use the work you’ve done to gain an alternative postgraduate qualification.
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.
JCU Online’s Master of Nursing has been designed to provide the best possible learning experience for students. You’ll have access to one-on-one support from a dedicated Success Advisor. They will be there from commencement right throughout your studies, keeping you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.
To help you learn more effectively and efficiently, you’ll also have access to live interactive sessions with your tutors and classmates – wherever you are.
JCU’s innovative and interactive learning environment, with video, audio, discussion boards, chat forums and practical authentic assessments, is smart, effective online learning.