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Nurse practitioners are advanced health care professionals who play a key role at the forefront of health care provision. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) program prepares registered nurses to extend their scope of specialist practice to the advanced level required for a nurse practitioner.

With highly developed clinical knowledge and competencies beyond the usual scope of nursing practice, nurse practitioners provide advanced health care interventions and clinical leadership, and contribute to management, policy analysis and development, applied research and education.

You will study a combination of courses to inform extended and advanced nursing practice including   courses developing competencies in advanced health assessment and clinical judgement, investigative procedures, and prescribing appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions as well as research and inquiry focussed courses to facilitate critical evaluation of evidence based clinical practice.

As a graduate, you will be employed in advanced clinical roles across a diversity of practice contexts including acute care, aged care, mental health, community care and chronic condition management.

You can choose to study this program externally, online, with attendance at some on-campus workshops required.

Professional accreditation

Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The requirements for endorsement are determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

The program has been accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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