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Master of Nurse Education

Course code I33

Prepares nurses to undertake senior roles in nurse education, training, continuing education, and/or staff development in the healthcare sector.

The course focuses on developing and enhancing teaching and learning knowledge, skills, and practices that enable graduates to have an impact on the next generation of nurses.

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Course overview

Choose student type

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I33

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $23,350

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I33

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $37,900

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    All applicants are required to provide proof of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, or with the relevant Nursing/Midwifery Board in their country, and be employed within a healthcare setting in order to undertake the assessment components of the course, and provide a copy of their resume.
    It is desirable that all applicants have at least two years of clinical experience.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree; or
    • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
    • Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
    • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking);
    • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
      • 24 for listening
      • 24 for reading,
      • 27 for writing, and
      • 23 for speaking;
    • Bachelor degree from an approved country;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

    Note:  English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to acceptable number of test sittings.

Course Details

Choose student type

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NST6101Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting20
CCA6100Developing Resources for Clinical Education20
NST6100Literature Review20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR6116Evaluating Practice in Health20
CLM6100Clinical Leadership and Management20
MNP6101Evidence-based Practice and Research Design20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMC6100Coaching and Mentoring in the Clinical Setting20
MNP6107Nursing Research Project20
CCE6100Managing a Changing Environment in Nursing Education20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students are required to provide appropriate evidence that they have satisfied and met the appropriate teaching standards/competencies.

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required to practice in the profession.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflect critically on a complex body of contemporary nurse education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of nurse education practice.
  2. Apply cognitive, and creative analytical skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex concepts and theories in authentic practice settings and contexts.
  3. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to nurse education practice.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and disseminate a substantial project.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Fees and Scholarships

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Fees

  • AUD $23,350 - Domestic fee paying estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Fees

  • AUD $37,900 - International students estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will be equipped for education and leadership roles in clinical environments where education and training are conducted. Settings for these positions include: nurse education centres, hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, businesses, schools, community centres.

Possible future job titles

Staff Development Nurse, Clinical Nurse Educator, Nurse Educator, Tutor, Trainer, Lecturer, Education Program Coordinator.

Become World Ready

Student stories

Charlotte Bramanis

ECU Master of Nurse Education student

Finding a nursing niche

Charlotte returned to study after working in Nursing for 20 years. After completing a Graduate Certificate in Children and Young People's Nursing, she is undertaking a Master of Nurse Education at ECU.

Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

Do you have any questions about the Master of Nurse Education?

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

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ECU Experience

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