This program is not available to International students.

Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

External

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

A minimum of five years full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a Registered Nurse including; three years FTE in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6686

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - December 31 of the previous year.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://nmsw.uq.edu.au/postgraduate

This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies?

The Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies is specifically designed to prepare experienced registered nurses to function autonomously and collaboratively in advanced and expanded clinical roles. As a nurse practitioner you will provide innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements other healthcare providers.

You will receive extensive clinical and theoretical knowledge, which will equip you with the specialist skills required for the expanded role as a nurse practitioner. You will develop skills in assessment and management of clients that may include but is not limited to the direct referral of patients to other healthcare professionals, prescribing medications and other treatment modalities including ordering diagnostic investigations.

The nurse practitioner role is grounded in the nursing profession's values, knowledge, theories and practice and provides innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements those provided by other healthcare providers. The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is determined by the context in which the nurse practitioner is authorised to practice.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

A minimum of five years full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a Registered Nurse including; three years FTE in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice.

Additional application information

Applicants must also provide evidence of:

  • Confirmed support from employing health care agency for the applicant to complete all professional experience requirements of the course;
  • Active involvement in professional organisation and contribution to the ongoing development of the nursing profession.
Submitting an Application
Applicants must read important program and application information and download an application pack from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work web page prior to submitting an application online.

Delivery Mode
All courses are external however; NURS7001 and NURS7003 each have a one-week compulsory residential school in Brisbane.

Domestic students in the MNPracSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - December 31 of the previous year.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

A minimum of five years full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a Registered Nurse including; three years FTE in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6686

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 0

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are responsible for the cost of transportation and accommodation to attend residential schools or practicals.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies

Careers

Nurse Practitioners work in a variety of specialties within both public and private health care settings in positions including:

  • a clinical role where you may work individually or lead a team
  • consultative roles in public and private practice
  • owning and running your own business
  • providing high-level support in a hospital or community clinic.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation body

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies

To complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MNPractSt course list. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies