Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Postgraduate Program By Edith Cowan University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Nursing

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

This course aims to build upon a student's foundation and experience as a specialist Registered Nurse with advanced practice abilities. This course is delivered fully online and only available for domestic students. Students will study biophysical, social, cultural, political and clinical sciences that underpin professional nursing practice. This course covers the development of new clinical skills that incorporate practice activities that extend beyond the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse, as well as the professional, legal and ethical behaviours necessary to support this practice within a nursing model of care into the future. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Program overview

Main Subject

Nursing

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Online

This course aims to build upon a student's foundation and experience as a specialist Registered Nurse with advanced practice abilities. This course is delivered fully online and only available for domestic students. Students will study biophysical, social, cultural, political and clinical sciences that underpin professional nursing practice. This course covers the development of new clinical skills that incorporate practice activities that extend beyond the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse, as well as the professional, legal and ethical behaviours necessary to support this practice within a nursing model of care into the future. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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  • All applicants are required to have current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and have a Bachelor of Nursing, with equivalents considered, and have a postgraduate qualification in their specialty area (postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma (AQF Level 8) or a higher qualification), and have five years full-time post-registration experience, of which three years must be in the chosen specialty area and one year at Advanced Practice level. Evidence of this is to be provided in a Curriculum Vitae, along with evidence of the professional associations' membership and ongoing contribution to the profession. Applicants are also required to be working a minimum of 20 hours per week in their specialty area, provide a letter of support from their employer, as well as a letter of support from a nominated Professional Mentor and a Clinical Mentor. The Professional Mentor must be an endorsed Nurse Practitioner for at least three years and the Clinical Mentor should either be an endorsed Nurse Practitioner for at least three years, or a Registered Medical Officer with at least three years’ experience in specialty area at registrar level or higher. While this masters degree is Professionally Accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and recognised and by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia NMBA as an approved program of study for Nurse Practitioners, completion of the master's degree will not in itself result in graduates receiving automatic endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA. Please contact AHPRA for details of the process to becoming endorsed in this regard.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
Jan-2000

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

10,050 AUD
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International Students

0 AUD
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