Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides an opportunity for registered nurses to acquire an advanced level of knowledge and skill in nursing practice, and prepare for specialist roles in selected areas of health care. The course demonstrates a clear integration with advanced practice competencies that have been established by key professional nursing organisations and various specialty nursing groups. The course aims to further develop expertise in areas including advanced nursing practice in selected specialties, nursing research and scholarship, and leadership and management in health care.
Registered nurses who wish to acquire advanced knowledge for specialist roles in health care
144 credit points.
- Domestic students: Acute care nursing
- Cancer nursing
- Chronic health care nursing
- Emergency nursing
- Gastroenterology nursing
- Health professional education
- Intensive care nursing
- Paediatric, Child and youth health nursing. International students: Chronic health care nursing or Health professional education. International students may also choose no major and select electives from a range of areas.
Standard entry requirements
- A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher award) in nursing and registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). International students: a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in nursing
- Or a completed recognised associate degree in nursing and one year work experience as a registered nurse.
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The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australian should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider QUT's Bachelor of Nursing program.