University of Canberra

Professional Doctorate in Nurse Practitioner (Research)

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00212K

Designed for experienced and qualified nurse practitioners seeking to take their career to the highest levels of healthcare research and understanding, this Professional Doctorate in Nurse Practitioner (Research) course offers students a direct pathway to becoming a leader in their specific field of nursing interest. Students will: Develop a systematic and critical understanding of a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of health services; independently and engage in critical reflection, synthesis, and evaluation; develop, adapt and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice, disseminate and promote new insights to peers and the community; generate original expertise and understanding to make a substantial contribution to the health field; have expert and specialised cognitive, technical and research skills in nursing, specifically, in the role of a nurse practitioner; and apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, definitive judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an expert, leading clinical scholarship in health.

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have: An undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University
  • And a masters degree or equivalent as approved by the University
  • And be qualified as a nurse practitioner in Australia or another country.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $68,400

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