CDU Sydney: this course is only available to International students
The Master of Nursing Studies course is designed 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 & 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
International tuition fees
The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $32,850.40.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.
English Language Requirements for International Students
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.
How to Apply
International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.
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.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:
HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners
There are no specialist elective units available in this course.
There are no elective units available in this course.
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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.
Students commencing in Semester 1
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a one-year accelerated plan.
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Accelerated Study Plan
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Summer Semester|
|HEA505 Facilitating Clinical Learners||CO||HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)||CO||HEA518 Working with Vulnerable Populations||CO|
|HEA515 Health Informatics||CO||HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)||CO||HEA519 Quality and Safety in Healthcare||CO|
|HEA542 Informing Practice with Evidence||CO||HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice||CO|
|HEA561 Health Assessment in a Bio/Psycho/Social Context (Online only)||CO||HEA526 Literature Review||CO|
Students commencing in Semester 2
This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.