Master of Advanced Practice Nursing

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $31,600
International: $48,000

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.


144 credit points. International students may undertake a cross-specialisation or major in Chronic Health Care Nursing or Health Professional Education. A cross-specialisation provides the option of not completing a major and choosing units from more than one study area.

Subjects you can Study:

Chronic health care nursing; Acute care nursing; Cancer nursing; Emergency nursing; Intensive care nursing; Paediatric, child and youth health nursing; Gastroenterology nursing; Health professional education

Further information:

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.

Who for:

Registered nurses who wish to acquire advanced knowledge for specialist roles in health care

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 3 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Online

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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