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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

This course is currently not offered by the university in upcoming intakes. We will notify you soon as it is resumed for online/ offline delivery

Master of Advanced Nursing

Develop the critical thinking, people management and research skills to become a healthcare leader who ensures the best possible outcomes for people.

This program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance their careers and extend their nursing skills and knowledge with comprehensive study in an area of specialist practice.

The program has been tailor-made to suit your professional needs with sensitivity to a work-life balance. You'll study coursework online over a period of up to two years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

Through the program, you'll develop problem-solving skills you can apply in health assessment, specialist practice, clinical management and decision-making. The choice of courses will allow you to develop specialist knowledge in paediatric, family, aged care, chronic disease, primary healthcare, or rural and remote clinical practice.

Upon graduation, you'll be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills. Employment opportunities for nurse managers are on the rise, with the Australian Department of Employment projecting job growth of 22.7 percent for nursing professionals between 2017 and 2022.

Program highlights

  • Get the skills, knowledge and qualification required for a range of senior or specialised nursing positions.
  • Study under experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field, both in Australia and internationally.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a program that allows you to tailor your courses around your existing schedule.
  • Be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

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:

  • Director of care
  • Clinical team lead
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing unit manager
  • Clinical services manager
  • Clinical nurse manager
  • Nurse educator
  • Remote area nurse
  • Executive care manager
  • Chronic pain nurse

PSW Opportunity

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


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


An approved bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent and relevant experience working as a registered nurse.
The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.