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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1.5 year/s full-time

Intake

This course is for re-enrolling students
Onshore - This course is for re-enrolling students
Offshore - No

Locations

CDU North Melbourne, CDU Perth, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus
CDU North Melbourne, CDU Perth, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus

Credit points required

120

Course code

SINP01

Overview

The Master of Nursing Studies (International) is designed to extend knowledge gained through nursing clinical practice, develop beginning research skills and advance discipline specific theoretical knowledge. Students will be nurses in their country of origin and have clinical experience to apply this learning to contexts specific to their area of practice.

The Master of Nursing Studies (International) is a coursework qualification, it does not lead to register as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $32,850.40. This equates to $4,106.30 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study nursing and midwifery at CDU?

Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)

What will I study?

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Course structure

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

This 120 credit point, accelerated Masters course consists of core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills, evidence-based practice, cultural awareness and research methods.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(10 units)
120cp Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA526 Literature Review
HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence
HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20 credit points)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20 credit points)
 

Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no specialist elective units available in this course.

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no elective units available in this course.

  120cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Semester 1.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners (Online only) CO HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice CO
HEA526 Literature Review (Sydney only) CO HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context (Online only) CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
Year 2
HEA515 Health Informatics (Online only) CO    
HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations CO    
HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare CO    
HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence CO    

 

Students commencing in Semester 2
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Semester 2.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HEA515 Health Informatics (Online only) CO
    HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare (Sydney only) CO
    HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice CO
    HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context (Online only) CO
Year 2
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners (Online only) CO HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations (Sydney only) CO
HEA526 Literature Review (Sydney only) CO HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence (Online only) CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree. You must also hold current registration as a registered nurse in your country of origin.

International entry pathway

International Pathway

Applicants who have completed the CDU International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01) or the Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP1) are eligible for entry.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Being able to study a postgraduate nursing certificate in a short, intensive time frame was great for me. It only took 13 weeks to finish online.

Robyn

CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Master of Nursing Studies (International)
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Nursing and Midwifery, Health

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU North Melbourne
0102127
CDU Perth
0102127
CDU Sydney
0101062
Casuarina campus
0102127

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