Highlights

  • Study the first program in Australia to be accredited under new ANMAC Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards (2021).
  • Benefit from an increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership, assessment and research.
  • Assess and treat clients in a specialty field, order diagnostic investigations, prescribe medications and other interventions, and refer to other health care providers.

Highlights

  • Study the first program in Australia to be accredited under new ANMAC Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards (2021).
  • Benefit from an increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership, assessment and research.
  • Assess and treat clients in a specialty field, order diagnostic investigations, prescribe medications and other interventions, and refer to other health care providers.

Why choose this course?

This course has an increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership skills, health assessment and research. You'll develop high-level innovative communication and leadership skills, and advanced clinical knowledge in specialised fields of practice. Graduate ready 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.

Explore this course

What to expect

This course 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.

Flexible delivery

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

You'll 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 you attend on-campus bootcamps at Kelvin Grove during Orientation Week in Semester 1 of the first and second years of the course.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course is subject to professional accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Graduates may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for endorsement as a nurse practitioner with NMBA.

Research pathways

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

Possible careers

  • Nurse Practitioner

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
NS90
Delivery
  • Online
Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February
Entry

Prior study entry requirement

You must have a completed postgraduate qualification from a recognised higher education institution in a relevant clinical field.

Hospital and professional training, certificates, etc are not acceptable in lieu of a higher education postgraduate qualification. Incomplete postgraduate studies are also not acceptable.

Professional registration entry requirement

You must have current registration as a nurse (Division 1) without conditions with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Clinical practice entry requirements

You must:

  • be currently working in an advanced nursing practice role
  • have a minimum of four years full-time (or equivalent) clinical practice experience as a registered nurse in the nominated speciality
  • have a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) experience (within the last six years) in an advanced nursing practice role in the nominated speciality
  • have the support of your Executive Director of Nursing (or equivalent).

For a definition of 'advanced nursing practice', refer to the Fact Sheet for Advanced practice nursing issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Additional entry requirements

You must provide with your online application:

Application dates

Places are limited. Apply as early as possible to ensure your application is considered.

31 January is the final date to apply, but the course will close earlier if places have filled. We won't consider late applications.

Applications for the following intake will open on 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 before you enrol in your first integrated professional practice unit, you must provide:

  • letters of support (PDF file, 135.8 KB) from a minimum of two clinical support team members. At least one member from your clinical support team must be a nurse practitioner, or, where this is not possible, a registered nurse working at a high level of advanced nurse practice with recognised capability.

While you are registered as a student with the NMBA, QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications via the Nursing and Midwifery Board.

Fees

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

2022 fees

2022: CSP $2,500 per year part-time (48 credit points)

2022 fees

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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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.

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Scholarships

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

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