Advanced Practice Nursing

Queensland University of Technology

18 months
30700 AUD/year
20900 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Students can specialise in chronic health care nursing or health professional education. You may also choose no major and select electives from a range of areas with the Advanced Practice Nursing course at Queensland University of Technology.


Why choose Advanced Practice Nursing course at Queensland University of Technology

QUT's School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognise and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions.

In consultation with industry partners, the school has recently reviewed its postgraduate programs to ensure continued alignment with industry's need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills.

The comprehensive content incorporates change management theory, research and project implementation capability, leadership skills and knowledge for the improvement of practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice.

You will also select a dissertation or project pathway and will opt to major in either health professional education or chronic health care nursing. You may also choose to complete the program with no major and select electives from a wide list that includes the science of pharmacology, health statistics, dementia, and quality management in health.

Career outcomes

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing prepares you for leadership roles in specialist areas of health care. Graduates will demonstrate leadership of teams, autonomy, expert judgement, and the agility to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery models.

Possible careers

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Executive Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Nursing Director

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Leadership in Specialist Nursing
  • Epidemiology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Health Care Context and Service Provision
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Health Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




144 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 096267A

You need either:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale)in nursing; or
  • a completed recognised associate degree in nursing and one of year work experience as a registered nurse (or equivalent).

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australia should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider our Bachelor of Nursing program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30700 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    20900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20900 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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