Edith Cowan University ECU

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Builds upon a student's foundation and experience as a specialist Registered Nurse with advanced practice abilities. The course will include study of the biophysical, social, cultural, political and clinical sciences that underpin professional nursing practice. Learning experience across all course units will enhance and apply students' knowledge of the history and specific health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Study in this course includes development of new clinical skills that incorporate practice activities that extend beyond the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse, as well as the professional, legal and ethical behaviours necessary to support this practice within a nursing model of care into the future.


9 Units 180 Credit Points. Practicum Placement.

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and have a Bachelor of Nursing, with equivalents considered, and have a postgraduate qualification in their specialty area (postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma (AQF Level 8) or a higher qualification), and have five years full-time post-registration experience, of which three years must be in the chosen specialty area and one year at Advanced Practice level. Evidence of this is to be provided in a Curriculum Vitae, along with evidence of the professional associations' membership and ongoing contribution to the profession. Applicants are also required to be working a minimum of 20 hours per week in their specialty area, provide a letter of support from their employer, as well as a letter of support from a nominated Professional Mentor and a Clinical Mentor. The Professional Mentor must be an endorsed Nurse Practitioner for at least three years and the Clinical Mentor should either be an endorsed Nurse Practitioner for at least three years, or a Registered Medical Officer with at least three years’ experience in specialty area at registrar level or higher. While this masters degree is Professionally Accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and recognised and by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia NMBA as an approved program of study for Nurse Practitioners, completion of the master's degree will not in itself result in graduates receiving automatic endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA. Please contact AHPRA for details of the process to becoming endorsed in this regard.

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  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

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