Master of Nurse Practitioner

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

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.


The 120 credit point course structure includes 300 hours of supernumerary clinical practice, research methods and a research project.

Subjects you can Study:

Nurse practitioner

Further information:

This course is only available part-time and is not available to international students. Students will be required to attend on-campus sessions during Orientation Week in Semester 1 and Semester 2.


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.

Who for:

Nurses wishing training to work collaboratively or autonomously in an advanced and extended clinical role

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Online 2 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 1 year
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 2 years

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.

For more information, visit the website

Access the downloadable brochures here

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses