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Master of Nursing Science

Course Description

This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses, who want to pursue a career in nursing education or leadership and management. The course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.

English Language Requirements

An IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia; applicants who completed the nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full time study from following countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA and Singapore) are deemed to meet the English requirement.

Additional information

This course has seven intakes every year, in January, February April. June, July, September and October.
The course is fully online so students require internet access. Browsers that are compatible with the LMS are:
- MS Internet Explorer 8 for PCs
- Firefox 27 or later for Macs
- Safari 5 or later for Macs
- Firefox 27 or later for PCs
- Google Chrome 11 or later

As a La Trobe online student, you will have email and telephone access to a designated student services specialist, trained to help you overcome any challenge that may arise. You will be provided with the contact details once you have been accepted into the course.

In addition, you may utilise Peer Learning Advisers as a resource. PLAs are experienced and successful students who are trained to assist you with your studies and use of the library. PLAs can help you with all your study and general inquiries. If they can't, they know who can, and will connect you to other services.

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/online/apply) to start this course in 2016. Visit our FAQ page (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact) or chat online (http://latrobe.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_launch) with one of our team. See the online program for more information - http://www.latrobe.edu.au/online/master-nursing-science

Visit the Master of Nursing Science page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree).

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