Master of Clinical Nursing (Graduate Entry)

This graduate entry pre-registration nursing program gives you the opportunity to transition into a career as a Registered Nurse in Australia, in just two years.

This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This graduate entry pre-registration nursing program gives you the opportunity to transition into a career as a Registered Nurse in Australia, in just two years.

Students already holding a recognised undergraduate degree, in any discipline other than nursing, will complete this Masters level program. We'll support you as you become a Registered Nurse. You'll learn to deliver the highest quality care that's focused on the person, and use clinical reasoning and evidence-based care to improve your patients' outcomes.

Your courses include working with diverse communities, in mental health, medical and surgical nursing, and palliative care. You'll also learn skills like leadership and management to give you even more confidence when you start your nursing career.

You will complete your studies full time over two years, including extensive clinical placements in a variety of settings including aged care, acute, sub-acute, community and other diverse settings. Tailored placements may see you complete essential clinical experience over a longer period, providing excellent integration into clinical teams.

Students whose undergraduate degree didn’t include an anatomy and physiology component will need to undertake our pre-enrolment, A&P short course, which will ensure that you meet the skills requirements in this critical area before you start your Masters program.

  • Aged care nurse
  • Clinical audit nurse
  • Community health nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Division one nurse
  • Emergency care nurse
  • General practice nurse
  • Gerontic nurse
  • Health promotion officer
  • Healthcare recruiter
  • IVF nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Nurse
  • Occupational health nurse
  • Oncology nurse
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Palliative care nurse
  • Peri-operative nurse
  • Primary health nurse
  • Registered nurse
  • Remote area nurse
  • Research nurse
  • School nurse

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

NO9 Year 1, Pre-requisite

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
HENAH4000

Semester 1

HEALTH PROMOTION
HEAPH6007, 15 credit points

Semester 2

NURSING CONTEXT 4: APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY
SHMCN6004, 15 credit points

In the Nursing Practice stream courses, MClinN students are required to successfully complete 800 hours of clinical placements in health and aged care settings, comprising a minimum of:

  • 80 hours in aged care to consolidate learning in Semester 1 of the first year
  • 120 hours in acute, sub-acute or community/primary care settings to consolidate learning in Semester 2 of the first year and previous learning
  • 120 hours in acute, sub-acute or community/primary care settings to consolidate learning in Semester 1 of the second year and previous learning
  • 480 hours in up to three care settings (eg 2 x 240 hours, 1 x 480 hours) to consolidate learning in Semester 2 of the second year and previous learning.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

 

  • Applicants will have graduated with an existing AQF 7 (undergraduate) degree or higher (including recognised, equivalent international undergraduate degrees), in any discipline other than nursing, in the previous seven years.
  • Applicants who have not completed the equivalent of 15 credit points in Human Anatomy and Physiology must enrol in the Micro Credential XC23 Post Graduate Non Award and pass the ‘HENAH 4000 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Short Course)’ prior to commencement in the MClinN program.
  • Applicants who have completed the equivalent of 15 credit points in Human Anatomy and Physiology will be exempt from enrolling in the Micro Credential and “HENAH 4000 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Short Course)’’.
  • Applicants must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English Language Skills Registration Standards (2019), available at https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx.
  • Applicants must meet the School of Health inherent requirements, detailed at https://federation.edu.au/schools/school-of-health/student-resources/clinical-education/inherent-requirements

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: NO9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Please contact studentfees@federation.edu.au for annual fee information
 
Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

The MClinN program has been designed and developed in alignment with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Registered Nurse Accreditation Standards (2019), which require the development of a full curriculum document that has a curriculum conceptual framework, specific curriculum content, curriculum mapping and achievement of the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards of Practice (2016). It also includes an ‘Evidence Folder’ that encompasses the expectations of evidence for each of the accreditation standards. The program and courses also address the NMBA Standards, Frameworks and Guidelines, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2017- 2019), Aged Care Quality Standards (2021), National Prescription Framework (2021), National Digital Health Framework (2021) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (2021).

 

Professional nursing bodies/association include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (2021) –

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Health