Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Nurse Practitioner 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 has an increased focus on primary health care, Indigenous health, leadership skills, health assessment and research. It is the first course in Australia to be accredited under the new ANMAC Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Standards. Students in this course develop high level, innovative communication and leadership skills and advanced clinical knowledge in specialised fields of practice.
Nurses wishing training to work collaboratively or autonomously in an advanced and extended clinical role
The 120 credit point course structure includes 300 hours of supernumerary clinical practice, research methods and a research project.
- Nurse practitioner
Standard entry requirements
- A completed graduate certificate in nursing or relevant area
- And current registration as a nurse (Division 1) without conditions with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Applicants must provide: a statement of service on an official letterhead confirming that they have a minimum of four years full-time equivalent (FTE) clinical practice experience as a registered nurse in the nominated speciality
- And a letter supporting advanced practice that confirms their recent clinical practice experience includes a minimum of two years FTE experience (within the last six years) in an advanced nursing practice role in the nominated speciality area
- And a letter of support from the Executive Director of Nursing (or equivalent) confirming their support for the applicant to undertake the course. Applicants must complete an applicant details form and be currently working in an advanced nursing practice role.
This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). Graduates may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for authorisation to practise as a nurse practitioner in Australia.
This course is only available part-time and is not available to international students. It is recommended that students attend on-campus sessions during Orientation Week in Semester 1 and Semester 2.