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 knowledge in specialised fields of practice.

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. It is recommended that students 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

Related Careers:

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

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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