Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course prepares registered nurses for the advanced clinical role of the nurse practitioner. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in the clinical sciences to develop skills in diagnosis, clinical problem-solving, and the quality use of medicines. The concepts of health care safety and quality, clinical leadership, evidence-based practice, and cultural security are integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences include 300 hours of clinical internship, lectures and discussions, clinical skills workshops, and virtual simulation.

Designed for

Registered nurses wishing to be endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as Nurse Practitioners


This course contains core units only. This course is available via internal and external modes of study and is part-time only. Students are required to use the Internet to support their studies. The clinical internship components of this course (totalling 75 credits) must be completed in an approved hospital and/or health setting.


  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent plus one year graduate clinical practice (or equivalent) with a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 per cent in the bachelor degree. Applicants must be registered as a nurse in Division One of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and must be able to demonstrate at least 4 years' full-time clinical experience. Applicants must provide a detailed CV including education, clinical experience, professional development, and full-time equivalent for each employer. Curtin University requires written acknowledgment that the applicant can complete 300 hours of clinical internship.


The delivery of this course is subject to accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and the approval of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Graduates may be eligible for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Study pathways

In addition to the University's CRL policy, applicants are required to provide evidence of work experience and educational qualifications that must be completed within the previous seven years (from the date of enrolment). Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $37,200
No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Curtin University course code: MC-NPRACT. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please see: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

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