Master in Nursing

What is Nursing

The Master of Nursing (Graduate entry) builds on your previous undergraduate education, preparing you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to work with other health professionals to provide the highest quality person-centred care.

The health care component- Nursing is a profession concerned with the care of individuals, families, and communities with the purpose of attaining, maintaining and recovering optimal health and quality of life. Nurses coordinate with physicians, doctors, patients to focus on treating illness and improving quality of life. Responsibilities include to diagnose health problems, provide care, medications and therapies to the patients.

Requirements to Study Nursing

There exist few exams like the NCLEX (a nurse licensing exam) in order to be a qualified Registered Nurse. Apart from that, TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for acquiring visa and as proof of proficiency in English.

Core Subjects in Nursing

Various subjects include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Nursing Foundations
  • Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology and Genetics
  • Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing

Specialisations in Nursing

Specializations include:

  • Gerontology
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cost of Studying Nursing

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for masters in nursing in the US are $30,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$24000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$35000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Master in Nursing

United States$47,269 - $89,694$62,304
United Kingdom£18,817 - £36,163£23,493
SwitzerlandCHF 20,000 - CHF 96,901CHF 57,089
Sweden$53.06 - $69,531$39,126
SingaporeS$23,151 - S$70,038S$37,558
New ZealandNZ$46,271 - NZ$68,678NZ$56,001
Netherland€14,455 - €55,234€30,014
Japan¥0.00 - ¥8,571,475¥500,000
Ireland€23,883 - €44,080€30,941
Germany€17,796 - €75,005€27,499
France€17,382 - €56,851€27,000
CanadaC$47,220 - C$89,891C$59,759
AustraliaAU$49,052 - AU$84,264AU$58,765


2019 Top Universities for Master in Nursing

University of Pennsylvania
University of Toronto
Yale University
King's College London
University of Technology Sydney
University of Washington
University of Southampton
National University Of Singapore
Karolinska Institutet

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