Nursing (Advanced Practice)

Queensland University of Technology

18 months
29500 AUD/year
20900 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Choose to specialise in: acute care nursing; cancer nursing; chronic health care nursing; emergency nursing; gastroenterology nursing; health professional education; intensive care nursing; paediatric, child and youth health nursing with this Nursing (Advanced Practice)  degree offered at Queensland University of Technology.

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Why choose Nursing (Advanced Practice) course offered 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 opt to major in one study area and will select a dissertation or project pathway. 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
  • Clinical Leadership in Specialist Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Sem 1 Off shore deadline application - 27.01.2020


IELTS or TOEFL needed


144 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
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.
58 (required)

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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29500 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.
  • Next year per year for International- $30,700
  • Next year per year for National-  $20,900
  • national fee is Commonwealth Supported


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