Master of Nursing (Clinical Nursing)

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

If you have already completed either a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing or a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing, you may wish to enrol in this Master of Nursing program. Completed over two semesters you can choose an area of research relevant to your specialist nursing practice.

  • Why study this degree?

    Taking a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Nursing is a useful career pathway for Registered Nurses who wish to formalise their qualifications or develop a specialist knowledge in a particular area of healthcare.

    Our Master of Nursing (Clinical Nursing) can be completed over two semesters of part-time study. You should have already completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing or Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing at Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus. You generally choose a thesis subject relevant to your specialist area of nursing practice so you should discuss your study program with the school’s postgraduate coordinator beforehand.

    As a Master’s student, you will be allocated a research supervisor who will help you choose a relevant research subject and oversee the completion of the program.

  • Program summary

    You will choose a research area relevant to your specialty of nursing practice.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to you if you are a Registered Nurse who has a previous degree or you have accumulated a wealth of experience in nursing but do not have a degree.

    English Language Requirements

    You must be able to demonstrate two years of full-time secondary, vocational or tertiary level of study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America. If you do not meet these requirements you will need to sit the Academic IELTS exam and achieve a score of at least 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each sub-section (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to qualify for entry into the Master of Nursing (Clinical Nursing). This applies to Permanent Residents and Australian citizens whose first language is not English and have not completed two years full-time academic study in Australia. IELTS results will need to be verified by the Admissions Office before an offer of a place can be made. The Admissions Office reserves the right to ask for IELTS results from any applicant. For more information, please visit

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Nursing (Clinical Nursing), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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