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    Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration)

    Charles Darwin University

    Charles Darwin University

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    Australia, Darwin

    University RankQS Ranking
    605

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Course Code

    103124J

    Credit point

    160 Points

    Campuses

    Casuarina campus

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines4-Mar-2025
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 35,144  / year
    Next Intake 4-Mar-2025

    Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration)

    About

    If you already hold a Bachelor's degree, the Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) enables you to become a registered nurse in as little as two years.

    The Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) is a professionally accredited degree that will qualify you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (Division 1). This degree is an accredited program of study recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

    At CDU, you can study a Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) online or on campus, part-time or full-time. During the course, you will learn critical thinking, to apply sound clinical reasoning, to undertake comprehensive health assessments and how to practice person-centred care. The focus is on care that is evidence-based and respectful of the diverse contexts, cultures and communities where people live, connect and experience health, well-being, illness and disability.

    Practical training

    In order to complete the Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) and qualify as a Registered Nurse, you are required to undertake two types of practical experience: simulation blocks and supervised placements.

    You will complete three simulation blocks (96 hours) during your study that must be completed full-time and on campus at either Sydney or Casuarina campuses. To meet the requirements of a Registered Nurse (Division 1), you will complete at least 800 hours of supervised clinical placements across the two years of the course in a variety of health care settings in your state/territory of residency. Regardless of your study mode or pattern, you are required to complete clinical placement on a full-time basis, with rotating shifts across a seven-day week. These may include night, weekend and public holiday shifts.

    Reasonable travel within the nursing course is an expectation. Travel time and distance can include up to 2 hours one-way for metropolitan or rural areas. Where possible, your PEP is sourced within 150 kilometres radius of where you are currently living.

    English Language Requirements

    In order to register as a nurse or midwife in Australia, you are required to meet the English language requirements laid out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. This applies to all initial registrations, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas. Find out more: the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/. Applicants are required to meet the registration body English Language requirements.

    Safe Practice

    In order to study nursing and practice safely, you will need to have an inherent set of qualities. Nursing needs a degree of physical strength and mobility, endurance, communication and cognitive abilities. If you feel you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements, you are encouraged discuss these with the University before enrolling in the course.

    Reporting obligations

    Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, CDU is required to register nursing students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to notify AHPRA if a student has or develops a health impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. More information from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

    Find a rewarding career in healthcare when you study nursing or midwifery at CDU. Our graduates have the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to confidently enter the workplace and deliver evidence-based care to their patients.

    • Gain practical experience through placements and state-of-the-art clinical simulation suites located around Australia
    • #2 in Australia for postgraduate nursing starting salary (GUG 2024)
    • #3 in Australia for postgraduate nursing employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
    • #3 in Australia for postgraduate learner engagement in nursing

    This 160-credit point course consists of fifteen core units.

    Disciplines

    Faculty of Health

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    The minimum academic entry requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate-entry degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references.

    Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience.

    English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.

    Career

    Careers

    • Certified Practising Accountant
    • Accountant manager
    • Senior accountant
    • Chief Financial Officer

    Industries

    • Accounting
    • Finance and investment
    • Government
    • Law
    • Resources and renewables

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 35,144 

    How to Apply

    The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps. 

    Step 1: Choose your course

    Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year. 

    Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.

    Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates

    All of your course entry requirements (academic and English) can be found online.

    If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.

    Higher Education Application Dates

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    15 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    24 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers 

    29 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024
    Orientation week commences 30 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024

    TAFE Application Dates

    Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
    Last date to submit offshore applications  20 November 2023 17 June 2024
    Last date to submit onshore applications  22 December 2023 24 June 2024
    Teaching commences 1 January 2024 1 July 2024
    Census date 11 March 2024 11 August 2024

    CDU International College

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    25 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    1 November 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024
    Step 3: Apply online or through an agent

    Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online. 

    You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.

    Option 1: Direct

    Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.

    Option 2: Agent

    We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.

    Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.

    When applying for your course, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:

    1. Passport copy showing all relevant information
    2. Proof of English language proficiency test
    3. A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
    4. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
    5. Resume
    6. Other supporting documents.

    Scholarships

    We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.

    Apply for Credit, Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)

    Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:

    • Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (and certified English translation, if required). 
    • Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.

    View more details about Advanced standing at CDU.

    The University may ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.

    Certifying documents

    What is a certified document?

    A certified document is a copy of an original document that a qualified person has cited and confirmed as correct and legitimate. When you need a document to be certified, you must have both the copy and the original with you.

    Who can certify my documents?

    The person who certifies your document/s must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours.

    Your documents must be certified by one of the following authorised officers:

    • Any CDU staff member
    • Any manager-level staff or higher from the Institution the academic document has come from
    • The official records department of the Institution that initially issued the document/s
    • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Education Centre
    • The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
    • A Justice of the Peace (JP)/Notary with a registration number
    • An accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
    • A CDU-registered international agent
    • A bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
    • A credit union branch manager
    • A commissioner for declarations
    • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
    • A police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
    • A postal manager
    • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
    • A medical practitioner

    It is important to note that you (or immediate family members) cannot certify your documents, even if you or they belong to one of the categories listed above.

    How should the authorised officer certify each document?

    The certifying officer must print the following text on all pages of the copied document:

    'I certify this to be a true copy of the document shown and reported to me as the original.'

    They must also include their name, address, contact telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation, and the date, and then they must sign the document.

    The certifying officer should also include the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace/Notary must also print their registration number and provide details of the state in which they are registered.

    Documents certified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a Justice of the Peace in your area, check the public register available online from the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

    Charles Darwin University

    Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration)

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