Master of Nursing Practice

Curtin University

The Master of Nursing Practice is a two year (4 semesters) plus a summer term coursework program leading to eligibility for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The course provides a comprehensive program of study involving a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, inter-professional learning, contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical skill development. The course emphasises the close integration of evidence based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes the physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.

Course Fee:

Australian: $23,600
International: $65,500

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70%). It is essential that applicants have successfully completed a research unit and a human biology related unit at tertiary level. Domestic students who have not completed tertiary units in the above-mentioned areas will be able to study those unit(s) through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation course. Curtin University requires all students to demonstrate competency in English. International students are required to demonstrate an IELTS of 7.0. Applicants will be required to have completed an application for postgraduate coursework degree form and provide certified copies of academic transcripts and detailed CV. It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting several infectious illnesses prior to the commencement of the clinical program. Screening and vaccination costs are the responsibility of the student.


This course contains core units only

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing practice

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

Curtin University course code: MG-NURSPR. 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.


This course has been designed to meet the regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Students who successfully complete the course requirements are eligible for recommendation by the Head of School to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as Division 1 comprehensive registered nurses. Registration is subject to meeting all requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia students are expected to complete the course within 5 years. Failure to complete the course in the allocated time period may necessitate undertaking additional units to ensure currency of practice.

Who for:

Persons wishing to work as a nurse

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 4 years

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