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18 months - 3 years
Level 8 - 9
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EIT’s Master of Nursing Science programme will build on knowledge, skills and attributes which registered nurses have gained in their undergraduate degrees and subsequent professional practice. The programme is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who are seeking postgraduate study to prepare them for a variety of advanced nursing practice, nursing education, policy, management and other leadership roles.
Start dates vary depending on courses selected, however generally 30 credit courses are semesterised and commence in either February or July each year.
Career Opportunities & Outcomes
The Master of Nursing Science is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who are seeking postgraduate study to prepare them for a variety of advanced nursing practice, nursing education, policy, management and other leadership roles.
Career opportunities may include:
- Specialty clinical nurse
- Nurse educator
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Clinical charge nurse
- Nursing lecturer
- Nursing management
- Research roles
- Project management
The Master of Nursing Science is a 180-credit (one and one-half years full-time, or three years part-time) programme, which enables registered nurses to further develop their knowledge and skills for professional practice. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with expanded nursing knowledge, refined skills for evidence-based practice, enhanced clinical judgment and research skills, which will enable them to deliver advanced nursing practice, nursing education and provide leadership.
The Master of Nursing Science is a Level 9 qualification of 180 credits with pathways for either:
- 90 credits at Level 8 plus 90 credits at Level 9, or
- 120 credits at Level 8 plus 60 credits at Level 9
Students will have the opportunity to individualise their capstone research through one of two pathways:
- a 30 credit Research Methods and Design course plus a 30 credit Research Project; OR
- a 90 credit Masterate Research Course (MN9.490, currently delivered as part of the MN and Master of Health Science).
We recommend that you take the opportunity to discuss study options with the postgraduate programmes coordinator prior to enrolment, to help ensure that you select the most appropriate pathway to meet your career goals.
Academic Learning Services
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.
We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.
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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels. Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study. Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.
You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally. Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com or call in for a chat.