Master of Nurse Practitioner

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years part-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
February

Highlights

  • First program in Australia to be accredited under new ANMAC Practitioner Accreditation Standards (2015).
  • Increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership skills, assessment and research.
  • As a nurse practitioner you'll be able to assess and treat clients in a specialty field, order diagnostic investigations, prescribe medications and other interventions and more.

Highlights

  • First program in Australia to be accredited under new ANMAC Practitioner Accreditation Standards (2015).
  • Increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership skills, assessment and research.
  • As a nurse practitioner you'll be able to assess and treat clients in a specialty field, order diagnostic investigations, prescribe medications and other interventions and more.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Nurse Practitioner has an increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership skills, health assessment and research. It is the first course in Australia to be accredited under the new Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards (2015).

You will develop high-level innovative communication and leadership skills, and advanced clinical knowledge in specialised fields of practice. Graduates are able to:

  • conduct advanced comprehensive health assessments and treat consumers in a specialty field
  • order diagnostic investigations
  • prescribe medications and other interventions
  • directly refer patients to other healthcare professionals
  • think critically and creatively in complex and unfamiliar environments, in both autonomous and multi-disciplinary modes of practice.

What to expect

The Master of Nurse Practitioner provides an opportunity for registered nurses to acquire an advanced level of knowledge and skill in preparation for endorsement as a nurse practitioner. The course demonstrates a clear integration with national nurse practitioner standards of practice that are grounded in research and leadership.

Once completed, you can further your development by enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Flexible delivery

This course is offered in part-time, external study mode. Students are supported with an extensive learning package of electronic resources, online webinars, and Zoom sessions.

You will also have direct access to highly-skilled and experienced unit coordinators who are able to provide ongoing support to students across Australia.

We recommend that students attend on-campus sessions at Kelvin Grove during Orientation Week in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) ANMAC for authorisation to practise as a nurse practitioner in Australia.

Possible careers

  • Nurse Practitioner

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
NS88
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years part-time
You may complete this course part-time in 5 semesters over 2 years. This includes a Summer semester.
Entry
February
Entry

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised graduate certificate in nursing (or relevant discipline) and current registration as a nurse (Division 1) without conditions with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Additional entry requirements

You must provide:

For a definition of ‘advanced practice nursing,’ see the Fact Sheet for Advanced practice nursing issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The Fact Sheet is available on the NMBA website.

Closing date

The final date to apply is 31 January. Applications for the next intake will open 1 July.

Minimum English language requirements

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

Course requirements

Before enrolling in your first unit of study, and again prior to enrolment in your first integrated professional practice unit, you must provide:

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021 fees

Student services and amenities fees

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

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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