Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care)

Flinders University

Program Overview

Specifically designed for international students, this program enables you to study with domestic students and undertake observational professional experience placement (PEP) opportunities previously unavailable to international students. It aims to facilitate the development of specialised knowledge in working with individuals, groups, families and communities within a broad primary healthcare framework.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 34,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 72

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The program helps you develop specialised knowledge, skills and attributes for application in a range of primary health care nursing environments. Topics cover areas such as primary health care constructs and contexts; social context of health and ageing; introduction to working with infants, children and families; health management for infants, children and young people; diabetes management; community and primary health care nursing; and an observational professional experience placement.

Core Modules

  • Primary Health Care Constructs and Contexts
  • Epidemiology and Population Studies for Health Care Practice
  • Introduction to Research
  • Advanced Thinking, Communicating and Problem Solving for Health Professionals
  • Leadership in Health Studies
  • Advancing Research Knowledge to Inform Healthcare Practice

The Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care) will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your advanced, specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in primary health care, and apply them in a range of situations. The course aims to enable you to contribute to the development of nursing and healthcare in your chosen field.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.5) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.

Annual fees:   $34,000

Graduates are suitable for careers in a wide range of nursing-related fields.

Our courses will give registered nurses the opportunity to provide skillful care to individuals, families and communities to prevent illness, promote healthy lifestyles and manage a range of emerging complex health issues. They will be able to take on leadership and specialised care roles in a variety of clinical nursing settings.

Potential occupations include:

  • case coordinator

  • clinical nurse specialist

  • health promotion nurse

  • community health nurse

  • injury management officer

  • mental health nurse

  • nurse research assistant

  • registered nurse

  • rehabilitation consultant.

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