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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Nursing Studies (MNursSt)

Learn everything you need to know to work as a registered nurse in Australia.

This program has been specifically designed to prepare you to work as a registered nurse in Australia within two years. You'll learn to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes through safe and effective nursing practice developed to meet Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.

All teaching activities take place at the Translational Research Institute at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba. Throughout the program, you'll undertake more than 880 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of settings, including hospitals and a variety of healthcare organisations. These clinical placements will take place at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and other clinical partner sites.

You'll learn the most relevant theories and the latest skills from health and nursing professionals, and you'll benefit from a program that takes a problem-based approach to learning and integrates classroom-based study with clinical practice. You'll develop clinical reasoning skills to provide high-quality, safe and effective care.

This two-year program is designed for applicants who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline within the past 10 years and who can meet minimum GPA requirements

Program highlights

  • Join the school ranked first in Queensland, fourth in Australia and 21st in the world for nursing.
  • Prepare for a career with in-demand skills, ready for an industry experiencing high jobs growth.
  • Undertake more than 880 hours of clinical practice in both supervised placements and clinical laboratories.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Registered nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Perioperative nurse
  • Remote area nurse
  • Emergency care nurse
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Oncology nurse
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Community nurse

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.