The Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies is specifically designed to prepare experienced registered nurses to function autonomously and collaboratively in advanced and expanded clinical roles. As a nurse practitioner you will provide innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements other healthcare providers.
You will receive extensive clinical and theoretical knowledge, which will equip you with the specialist skills required for the expanded role as a nurse practitioner. You will develop skills in assessment and management of clients that may include but is not limited to the direct referral of patients to other healthcare professionals, prescribing medications and other treatment modalities including ordering diagnostic investigations.
The nurse practitioner role is grounded in the nursing profession's values, knowledge, theories and practice and provides innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements those provided by other healthcare providers. The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is determined by the context in which the nurse practitioner is authorised to practice.
An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.
A minimum of five years full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a Registered Nurse including; three years FTE in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice.
The courses offered in the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).Courses Program Rules
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.Program Rules
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:
The Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies is accredited by:
While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.
Graduates of the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:
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