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Master of Nursing

  • Delivery Mode: On Campus

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 09

  • Course Duration: 104 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 105600C

  • On Campus: AUD $9,000 – Per Semester
  • Sydney, Perth & Melbourne

About the Course

With a Master of Nursing degree, you may advance your nursing profession and position yourself for leadership positions. This degree program helps you develop the advanced clinical decision-making abilities you’ll need to improve health care delivery in the workplace.

Registered nurses who complete IHM’s Master of Nursing program are expected to be able to integrate advanced nursing knowledge and clinical abilities in an ever-changing health care environment to lead and change their profession.

Course Flexibility

What you need to know:

IHM believes in flexible learning as most of our Master of Nursing students work full time. Keeping this in mind, we have formulated the following to enhance our student experience where the student gets to keep their current job while studying with us at IHM:

  • Master of Nursing course has monthly intakes for N9001 unit. Nursing professional issues and policies to provide more academic support and focus for students.
  • Every year, we have three scheduled intakes for Master of Nursing courses in March, July, and November.
  • While awaiting visa approval, Master of Nursing students moving to Australia can complete the first unit.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Imagine leading a team or delivering a change in the nursing practice. Australian healthcare requires a large number of nurses, who are in high demand due of their wide range of practice and medical care approaches. As a nurse, you may play a vital role in promoting health, preventing illness, and caring for all people by completing our Master of Nursing degree program.

This degree will equip you for a wide range of positions in the industry and in the Australian healthcare setting. Health care facilities and community health centers around Australia are among the places where you might find this type of work.

The course combines theoretical and practical knowledge in a way that allows you to continue working while completing your education. As a result, you’ll be better equipped to take full control of the nursing profession as it undergoes a rapid transformation in the ever-evolving healthcare environment.

To improve patient health outcomes, graduates will be able to implement culturally safe and person-centered care in their nursing practice.

IHM’s Master of Nursing course won’t lead to direct nursing registration with AHPRA.

Industry partners and job placements.

Clinical placements will be completed in industries such as private and public hospitals,GP clinics,and aged care.Placements are organised at the national level to ensure that exposure to the clinical field and learning outcomes are maximised

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can receive 104 weeks of COE if they complete the course in its whole, which is 2 years (104 weeks).

The Master of Nursing program at IHM is not an ANMAC-approved program of study, hence completing it does not lead to direct registration.

No, the Master of Nursing course at the Institute of Health and Management (IHM) is exclusively offered to registered nurses having a bachelor’s degree in nursing or an equivalent qualification.

Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency has accredited the course (TEQSA).

Australian higher education institutions are regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Yes, the course includes 12 units to study with 128 credit points.

  • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no bands less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; or
  • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with a minimum score of 70%
  • English Requirement:
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
    • PTE: Overall 56 and no band less than 46
    • OET: B for each test component

There are three periods of this course per year. The months of March, July, and November are the beginning points for each of these cycles.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Nursing course an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification;
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence and must have English Language Proficiency as evidenced by:
    • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no bands less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with a minimum score of 70%

Generally, an English proficiency test will not be required under the following situations:

  • A minimum of one year of full-time (or comparable part-time) tertiary study in one of the following English-speaking countries before the start of applicants course: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, and United States of America.
  • If English is not the applicant’s first language and applicant have lived and worked consistently in an English-speaking country (as indicated above) for at least three years prior to the start date of their course, IHM may be able to assess their English competence based on the relevance of their work experience. Applicant must supply a work reference letter on company letterhead with specific information on the type of work, dates of employment, and contact information for a supervisor.
  • If applicant studied in another country, applicant can demonstrate their English proficiency if they have completed a minimum of fiveyears of continuous education in English language including higher secondary and above levels.
  • English waivers are usually case-by-case admissions decisions that take place outside the English requirements. Life experience’ and ‘circumstances’ could mean professional accreditation, relevant work experience, citizenship or other factors deemed sufficient for an English waiver may be considered for admission decision by the course coordinator or delegates.
English Requirement
  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
  • PTE: Overall 56 and no band less than 46
  • OET: B for each test component

IHM’s Master of Nursing helps you sharpen your skills in professional communication, listening, critical thinking, and technology. With this degree in hand, you’ll be able to take advantage of more professional and leadership opportunities, including:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Staff development Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Graduates complete 9 core units, 2 compulsory units, and 1 elective unit within the first three semesters.

In the first semester, one of the two following electives must be taken: N9003 Professional Reflection in Nursing or N9004 Professional Experience Placement.

In the final semester there’s an option to select either 3 theoretical units or 1 nursing project.

Compulsory Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

N9001 Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing
N9002 Assessment of Complex Health Conditions
N9005 Patient Safety and Risk Management
N9006 Research in Nursing
N9007 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
N9008 Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing
N9009 Research for Practice
N9010 Evolution and Innovation in Nursing
Electives for the First Semester

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Electives for the Final Semester
Option 1:

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Option 2:

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jul 3, 2023
  • Nov 6, 2023
  • Mar 4, 2024

Sydney (Wentworth St)

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jul 3, 2023
  • Nov 6, 2023
  • Mar 4, 2024

Melbourne (North Mel)

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jul 3, 2023
  • Nov 6, 2023
  • Mar 4, 2024
International fee-paying : On Campus
Annual Fee : AUD $18,000.00
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee AUD $250 (Non Refundable)

Fees are subject to change annually.

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Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.

Payment plans for the Master of Nursing course are available.

i. Semester 1 fees paid on enrolment = AUD 9,250

ii. Semester 2 fees paid prior to the end of semester 1

iii. Semester 3 fees paid prior to the end of semester 2

iv. Semester 4 fees paid prior to the end of semester 3

*Books, equipment, and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

*The Master of Nursing course is not accredited by ANMAC and does not lead directly to registration as a nurse in Australia.

AHPRA Registration Steps

We at IHM assist all overseas nurses to apply for nursing registration and complete their initial assessment. IHM also offers its students Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) at no cost. Moreover, it assists students preparing for NCLEX with its preparatory course that helps candidates enhance their professional knowledge and prepare for the Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) examination that is part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

Step 1 – Self Check

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the Self-check before applying for registration. This is an online check where you will need to enter your qualification information into the Self-check. Based on your qualification you will be assigned to one of three streams for registration.

The three streams are:
  • Stream A – IQNMs who hold a qualification considered to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification
  • Stream B – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is relevant to the profession, but is not substantially equivalent, nor based on similar competencies to an approved qualification
  • Stream C – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is not substantially equivalent or relevant to an approved qualification
  • *There is no fee to use the Self-check

IQNMs that do not hold a relevant qualification (under section 53 of the National Law) or do not meet the required assessment criteria will need to upgrade their qualification in Australia before being eligible to apply for registration.

Step 2 – IQNM Assessment Process

Those who successfully complete the self-check must proceed in the IQNM assessment process.

For IQNM assessment process students will need to pay a non-refundable assessment fee of $640 AUD.

This fee contributes towards AHPRA’s costs in checking IQNM documentation provided, and for the IQNM to undertake their orientation.

Step 3 – Orientation: Part A

90 mins of video orientation and quiz based on that video.

Step 4 – Portfolio Stage

At this stage you will have to upload all the attested documents as required.

Step 5 – NCLEX-RN (Multiple Choice Questions)

Multiple choice questions exam, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an online test taken through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.

For registered nurses, the NCLEX-RN registration fee is $200 USD (Approx. AUD 288), plus an additional international scheduling fee of $150 USD (Approx. AUD 216) ($350 USD in total) (Approx. AUD 504).

Step 6 – OSCE

A clinical exam to assess whether candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills. The fee for sitting the OSCE is $2,000 AUD. The OSCE fee replaces previous bridging program fees from private providers. This fee pays for AHPRA’s costs in running and maintaining the OSCE. AHPRA and the NMBA are funded only by fees, which must cover all costs of assessing IQNMs for registration in Australia.

Step 7 – Orientation: Part B

IHM’s faculty includes highly skilled, well experienced Australian Registered Nurses who help students understand the foundation of nursing in Australia and nurture them to strive for the best. Since 2019, IHM has trained over 1700 IQNMs to get registered in Australia through the bridging program. With immense knowledge and experience, IHM has formulated this course to help nurses overcome OBA – MCQ exam.

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility, and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Through the program, nurses will learn about the Australian Healthcare system, the diversity of Australian culture and more importantly the standards of nursing practice required by Australian employers. NCAP for NCLEX – RN will build on the foundation of your professional knowledge and skills in nursing.

  • The best way to apply is to click “Apply Online” in the course page’s upper right corner.
  • If you meet IHM’s eligibility requirements, an admissions counselor will contact you to schedule an interview.
  • In the event that you do well in the interview, you’ll receive an offer letter for enrolment in the program.
  • You will be invoiced for the course if you accept the offer letter.
  • A Confirmation of Enrolment will be sent to you once you’ve paid the enrolment fee.
  • You may apply for a subclass-500 student visa, to study on-campus in Australia.

Our registered partners are here to provide visa guidance and assistance. Please click here to know more.

Our partnerships are built through positive, transparent, and engaging collaboration, and we’re grateful for the strong relationships we’ve built over the lifetime of IHM. These partnerships may vary in their nature but they all share the common fact that there’s mutual benefit and a strong sense of purpose to move the healthcare industry forward.

We encourage Nursing institutions, Hospitals, Healthcare Organisations and nursing associations to submit their expression of interest to become our partners!

Our industry and clinical partners provide physical access to products that benefit the simulation experience for students at IHM. Other partners provide opportunities to develop clinical skills at their facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals. We also provide opportunities to upskill staff with the latest course.

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