The Master of Nursing Practice is a two-year graduate entry master degree that can lead you to be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.The course consists of four semesters plus a summer term coursework program.
In this comprehensive program of study, you will cover a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning, contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical development.
Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to integrate evidence-based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.
Professional practice experience is integrated into the course. Overall, you will be required to complete 216 hours of simulated experience and 840 hourse of professional practice experience in an appropriate workplace.
Australian and New Zealand students
You must hold a recognised bachelor degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 per cent). It is essential that you have successfully completed a research unit and a human biologyrelated unit at tertiary level. If you have not completed these units, you may be able to study them through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course.
You will be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting a number of infectious illnesses before starting the clinical program. You must cover your own screening and vaccination costs. More about health screening.
Mandatory requirements for clinical practice include:
- Manual Handling and Basic Life Support Certificate is required prior to commencement of the course and then updated on a yearly basis.
- Department of Health Criminal Record Screening
- National Police Screen
- Working with Children Check
You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.
You must also be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities.
This course is designed to meet the regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. When you successfully complete the course requirements, you are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Registration is subject to meeting all requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you are expected to complete the course within five years. Failure to complete the course in the allocated time period may mean you will need to undertake additional units to ensure currency of practice.