Clinical Nursing

If you are seeking career advancement or would like to enhance your career opportunities in nurse leadership roles, gain a competitive edge with a clinical nursing course at CQUniversity.

Our Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing is an ideal starting point for registered nurses to undertake postgraduate clinical nursing study to prepare for leadership roles in clinical specialties. You will begin to develop clinical decision-making skills and build your confidence and competence in the clinical areas of nursing.

The Master of Clinical Nursing further prepares you for enhanced clinical decision-making activities, and clinical and professional leadership nursing positions. You will gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to undertake many nurse leadership positions within the health care industry.

As you progress, your studies will focus on enhancing your professional and clinical skills within your specialty area of practice, and you will have opportunities to apply your learning to your clinical practice. Specialty practice areas include:

  • coronary care nursing
  • emergency care nursing
  • generalist nursing (medical/surgical)
  • intensive care nursing
  • oncology and palliative care nursing
  • orthopaedic nursing
  • paediatric nursing
  • peri-operative nursing
  • renal nursing
  • rural and remote nursing.


There are 2 courses in total.
  • 1 years full-time, 1 years part-time
  • Level 8: Graduate Certificate
  • Online
  • Domestic and International
  • 3 years part-time
  • Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)
  • Online
  • Domestic