Master of Nursing International

Course summary

International students with a recognised Bachelor degree in Nursing can accelerate their career progression by undertaking the Master of Nursing International at UOW.

The Master of Nursing International is a two-year degree that is designed to prepare nurses for professional roles in the health care system. The main objectives of the degree are to provide an academic avenue for professional development, knowledge and the application of evidence-based practice. 

The course is designed to build upon the academic strengths of the School of Nursing, including primary health, mental health, aged and dementia care, clinical excellence and research principles and methods. These topics will facilitate an all-round development of health professionals to seamlessly transition into professional roles in the health care system.

The course is delivered via weekly online learning activities in each subject over the course of each semester. It also features intensive face-to-face workshops, which are delivered on-campus each semester.

Please note that there is no clinical placement component in the Master of Nursing International and this course does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong, South Western Sydney

Course Code

1647

Duration

2 years full-time

Delivery

Flexible, On Campus

Cricos

089204G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years’ duration or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students may be able to articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Nursing into the Master of Nursing International. Student intending to articulate should complete the core subjects for the Master’s degree. These subject, once successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing, may count as credit towards the Master of Nursing International upon successful transfer into the course.

FEES

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years’ duration or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students may be able to articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Nursing into the Master of Nursing International. Student intending to articulate should complete the core subjects for the Master’s degree. These subject, once successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing, may count as credit towards the Master of Nursing International upon successful transfer into the course.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,856 (2020)

$59,424 (2020)

Wollongong

Flexible

$14,856 (2020)

$59,424 (2020)

South Western Sydney

Flexible

$14,856 (2020)

$59,424 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Autumn

South Western Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 19 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 20 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

South Western Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 15 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse recent developments in healthcare and their impact on contemporary practice.
2 Apply research methodologies and methods to solve complex problems for health improvement.
3 Reflect on and synthesize complex information to inform practice development.
4 Research and apply established theories in the development of advanced nursing knowledge and practice.
5 Evaluate local, national and global health care perspectives and their impact on contemporary practice.
6 Communicate knowledge of practice to a wide-ranging audience.
7 Develop leadership attributes required to effect and manage health care reform.
8 Plan and execute an empirical based research initiative to inform practice.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Nursing International, a candidate must successfully complete at least 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
First Session of Study:
SNPG801Fundamentals of Nursing Communication6Autumn, Spring
SNPG917Evidence into Practice6Autumn, Spring
SNPG923Legal and Professional Issues6Autumn, Spring
SNPG950Reflection For Practice6Autumn, Spring
Second Session of Study:
SNPG903Developments in Nursing Care6Autumn, Spring
SNPG925Effective Leadership in Health6Annual, Autumn, Spring
SNPG959Tools for Practice Development6Autumn, Spring
SNPG960Facilitation and Education Skills for Practice Development6Autumn, Spring
Third Session of Study:
SNPG927Promoting Clinical Excellence6Autumn, Spring
SNPG939Psychoactive Substance and Mental Health6Autumn, Spring
SNPG956Policy and Practice in the Care of Older People6Autumn, Spring
SNPG962Clinical judgement and reasoning6Autumn, Spring
Fourth Session of Study:
SNPG905Minor Project12Annual, Autumn, Spring
SNPG945Community Development Nursing: Theory and Practice6Autumn, Spring
GWP 901Professional Workplace Practice6Autumn, Spring

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. This brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. (Source: Employment Projections)

Our School of Nursing's multi-disciplinary programs are designed to enable you to gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining a full-time or part-time career in health care.

We provide a dynamic environment for teaching, learning and research, and aim to achieve standards of excellence in continuing education for existing clinicians and in professional preparation for those wishing to enter the nursing profession.

Close links with service providers ensure programs meet the needs of nurses and the populations they serve.