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The healthcare industry in Australia is rapidly changing. So too is the role and scope of nurses, with a clear demand for nurse leaders to drive innovation and influence change.

Maximise your qualifications and graduate faster than the rest thanks to our partnership with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). If you've completed one of ACN's 18 Graduate Certificates, you could be one year of study* from an online Master of Nursing with UC. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in management, leadership, research, health-care improvement and evidence-based practice.

Gain credit from your previous studies and study at your own pace with a degree that’s entirely online and convenient for you.

*Based on a fulltime study load.

Maximise your Qualification

Our partnership with the ACN ensures you receive credit for prior learning so you can graduate faster. If you’ve completed one of ACN's 18 Graduate Certificates, you’ll receive 12 credit points towards UC's Master of Nursing, with only one year of study* needed to complete your degree.

Pursue your passion with a choice of specialisations, while equipping yourself with a range of cutting-edge approaches to meet the complex needs of Australia's health sector today.

Don’t wait to advance your career. Gain seamless entry with two intakes per year in February and July.

*Based on fulltime study load.


Explore our Pathways

Shape your study to suit your own career path. Graduates of all of ACN’s 18 Graduate Certificates can now seamlessly progress to study a Master of Nursing (MNurs) with UC.

Students who complete the ACN Graduate Certificate Nursing (Bridging & Re-entry) are also eligible to apply for entry into UC’s Master of Nursing program with full credit.

Learn more about the Master of Nursing units and awards.

  • Graduate Certificate of Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Child and Family Health Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Breast Cancer Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Cancer Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Drug and Alcohol Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy Nursing
Master of Nursing in Complex Care (MNurs ComplexCare)
  • Graduate Certificate of Critical Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Paediatric Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Neonatal Care
  • Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Nursing
Master of Nursing in Critical Care (MNurs CritCare)
  • Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Management
Master of Nursing in Clinical Leadership (MNurs ClinLeadership)
  • Graduate Certificate of Acute Care Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Cosmetic Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Bridging & Re-entry)
  • Graduate Certificate of Dermatology Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate of Palliative Care
Master of Nursing

Flexible Learning

UC’s online Master of Nursing fits seamlessly around your work, family life and personal commitments, allowing you to study at your own pace.

Further your education and enjoy the ultimate flexibility to study anywhere, anytime, while still maintaining the benefits of the same quality academic staff and resources as campus students.

Experience world-leading online education with access to cutting-edge online learning tools that are available 24/7.

Study at your own pace with full-time and part-time study options.

Why Choose UC


    Our postgraduate health courses rank number one nationally for student satisfaction and good teaching, and in the top two for generic skills development.

    Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2019


    UC's Health Services study areas rated 5-stars for teaching quality.

    Good Universities Guide 2019


    UC’s Nursing postgraduates are ranked number one nationally for the percentage of graduates in employment.

    Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2019

ACN Membership

Becoming a member of the ACN tribe will allow you to stay informed, connected and inspired while you are completing your Masters.

You will be able to seek advice from experienced nurse leaders on ACN’s online engagement platform neo, make connections within the profession at exclusive networking events, stay up-to-date with all things nursing through ACN’s publications and much more.

As an ACN member you will also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Emerging Nurse Leader (ENL) program, a unique opportunity for up-and-coming nurse leaders to enhance their leadership skills and confidence and build their profiles within the profession.


How to Apply

Are you ready to advance your career? We've streamlined the enrolment process to make it easier to step-up with a Master of Nursing today.

STEP 1: Click on the Apply Now button below.

STEP 2: Proceed to apply and enter the code 21050 (this code will enable you to fast-track through the application process as part of our partnership with ACN).

STEP 3: Upload your ACN Graduate Certificate as part of the application process.

STEP 4: Once approved, you'll recieve a letter of offer.

Enrolment options will be emailed to you so you can complete the process and start your studies.

The annual fee for this course is $19,700. Rather than pay upfront, students can apply for FEE-HELP loans which let you take out a loan with the Government that you pay off through tax.

Key Dates

Get your application in on time! Check out our administrative dates for applications and enrolments.

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Choosing where and what you study is a big decision. We have dedicated staff ready to answer your questions.

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There is no better time to turn your future dreams into your reality. Secure your success today!

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