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Nursing Practice, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Online
Deepen your leadership, management, specialist theoretical and practice knowledge. Learn more about this postgraduate course and its specialist streams.


The Master of Nursing Practice aims to broaden and deepen theoretical and practice knowledge of registered nurses who work in a variety of specialty health care settings (such as Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care, Critical Care, and Perioperative nursing) or those desiring a career in nursing management, governance or leadership. Specialisation is optional and can be taken at a certificate or diploma level. Students wishing to complete a Master of Nursing Practice will choose either the Master of Nursing Practice (Minor Thesis) or Master of Nursing Practice (Coursework) pathway.

The Master of Nursing Practice aims to prepare graduates to practise effectively at an advanced practice level. Graduates will demonstrate ethical, safe, high quality, expert clinical decision making within an interdisciplinary team, and psychomotor skills commensurate with specialised theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practice and person or client-centred care. The course provides research training, as well as leadership and specialty expertise, to equip graduates for management, governance, education and leadership roles, and the requirements to undertake higher degrees by research such as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The course is predicated on the notion that registered nurses should practise in ways that extend beyond the technical and practical concerns of nursing and to provide leadership, research-based practice and advanced decision making as part of the multidisciplinary health team. This course therefore provides research training as well as leadership and specialty expertise to equip students for leadership roles, and the requirements to undertake higher degrees by research. The course has been designed with a flexible structure that allows students to choose from several sequences of study and /or from a range of units that support their career aspirations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inquiry Into Specialty Nursing Practice
  • Research in Nursing and Midwifery

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      1.5 years full time or up to 4 years part time, depending on your entry point
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should normally possess a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and must be nurses registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, with a minimum of 12 months recent clinical experience
  • In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3364 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3364 AUD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2780 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2780 AUD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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