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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
External (Online)
Campus
Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February

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.

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.

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, Semester 2, and during week 1 of summer semester.

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

Course code
NS88
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 2 years part-time
Entry
  • February

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.

 

Minimum academic requirements

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
TOEFL iBT 56 10 10 15 14
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
162 154 154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
162 154 162 162 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
169 154 154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
169 154 162 162 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
169 162 162 162 162
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
185 176 176 176 176
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
185 185 185 185 185
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
191 185 185 185 185
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
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.
191 200 185 185 200
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5.5 5.5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 7 7 7 7
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 7 7 7 7
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 8 7 7 8
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
46 38 38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
46 38 46 46 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 46 46 46 46
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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 58 58 58 58
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 65 65 65 65
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 65 65 65 65
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 79 65 65 79
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
49 10 15
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
56 10 14 18 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 10 15 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 12 14 18 16
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 24 24 27 23
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 24 24 27 23
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 28 24 27 26

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.

2019

2019: CSP $3,700 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2019

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