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Master of Advanced Practice Nursing

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus and external
Delivery
On-campus and external
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
096267A

Highlights

  • Complete in 3 semesters full time or 6 semesters part time.
  • Prepare for senior leadership and advanced practice nursing roles.
  • Align your study with your career goals by selecting a dissertation or project pathway.
  • Choose to specialise in: acute care nursing; cancer nursing; chronic health care nursing; emergency nursing; gastroenterology nursing; health professional education; intensive care nursing; paediatric, child and youth health nursing.

Highlights

  • Complete in 3 semesters full-time.
  • Prepare for senior leadership and advanced practice nursing roles.
  • Align your study with your career goals by selecting a dissertation or project pathway.
  • Students can specialise in chronic health care nursing or health professional education. You may also choose no major and select electives from a range of areas.

Why choose this course?

QUT's School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognise and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions.

In consultation with industry partners, the school has recently reviewed its postgraduate programs to ensure continued alignment with industry's need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills.

The comprehensive content incorporates change management theory, research and project implementation capability, leadership skills and knowledge for the improvement of practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice.

You will opt to major in one study area and will select a dissertation or project pathway. You may also choose to complete the program with no major and select electives from a wide list that includes the science of pharmacology, health statistics, dementia, and quality management in health.

Why choose this course?

QUT's School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognise and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions.

In consultation with industry partners, the school has recently reviewed its postgraduate programs to ensure continued alignment with industry's need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills.

The comprehensive content incorporates change management theory, research and project implementation capability, leadership skills and knowledge for the improvement of practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice.

You will also select a dissertation or project pathway and will opt to major in either health professional education or chronic health care nursing. You may also choose to complete the program with no major and select electives from a wide list that includes the science of pharmacology, health statistics, dementia, and quality management in health.

What to expect

Flexible delivery

Our programs offer you a supportive, flexible learning environment that integrates online technologies and promotes a socially collaborative community.

This course is delivered in full-time and part-time study mode. You may choose to complete the course online (external) or on campus. External students are supported with an extensive learning package of electronic resources.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing prepares you for leadership roles in specialist areas of health care. Graduates will demonstrate leadership of teams, autonomy, expert judgement, and the agility to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery models.

Possible careers

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Executive Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Nursing Director

Requirements

Course code
NS80
CRICOS code
096267A
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time
  • 1.5 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in nursing.

Study area requirements

In some study areas, applicants will need to comply with certain clinical requirements.

You will be asked to confirm that you have specific professional experience prior to enrolling in units that require workplace-based clinical practice. You will also need to maintain access to the relevant practice setting for the duration of the course. If you do not confirm your professional experience or maintain access to a relevant practice setting, you will not be able to complete the clinical assessment components required to complete units in the study area.

Please refer to study area information in the 'Units' tab for specific details.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

You need either:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale)in nursing; or
  • a completed recognised associate degree in nursing and one of year work experience as a registered nurse (or equivalent).

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australia should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider our Bachelor of Nursing program.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $20,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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