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Program Code 11249
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
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The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to increase their skills in health leadership and management or are planning to further their career in health systems leadership and management.The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Management (Nursing) will provide you with the skills to become an industry leader through blending your clinical experience with key management and business disciplines such as financial management, business analysis, information technology, strategic human resource development and capacity to lead organisational change. You will broaden your understanding of leadership and what it means to build, nurture and motivate your team. At the completion of your studies you will have a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary interprofessional leadership and management practices, with the ability to successfully lead a team particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

With your advanced and recognised postgraduate qualification, you will be able to take on advanced roles within the health care field such as Clinical Nurse Manager, Multidisciplinary Team Leader, Nursing Unit Manager, Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or positions at an executive leadership level within a complex health system. The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of core and directed Courses. The program provides a fusion of evidence and practice vital for contemporary management and leadership of nursing and health systems exposing you to experts in the specialities of information technology, business, business innovation, strategic leadership, change management and health and nursing.

Why study with us?

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) is offered fully online to international and domestic students.

Admission Requirements

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

There is an early exit option for a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (Nursing) awarded at 40 units, 20 units from Core and 20 units from Group B Courses.

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Applied Management (Nursing) requires 80 units of course work undertaken over 1.5 to 2 years part time. All students complete the 4 core courses (40 units), 1 directed course from Group A (10 units) and 3 directed courses from Group B (30 units)

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