This program is not available to International students.

Duration

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

Commencing 2015

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

Current registration as a Nurse in Australia.

Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent).

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 16000

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%.

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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.

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Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1165

This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies?

The Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies program is specifically designed to prepare registered nurses to function autonomously and collaboratively in advanced and expanded clinical roles. Students develop skills in assessment and management of clients that may include but is not limited to the direct referral of patients to other health care professionals, prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic investigations.

The nurse practitioner role is grounded in the nursing profession's values, knowledge, theories and practice and provides innovative and flexible health care delivery that complements those provided by other health care 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

The Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies consists of 24 units which can be completed in 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time. Credit for prior learning may be given for registered nurses with other previously completed postgraduate 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

Current registration as a Nurse in Australia.

Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent).

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

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

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies .

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

Current registration as a Nurse in Australia.

Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent).

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

Visa requirements

International students, studying on a student visa, may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis; they may only study from their home countries and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Academic advising

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Endorsement

The registration standard on endorsement as a nurse practitioner states that an applicant seeking endorsement as a nurse practitioner must be able to demonstrate:
  • current general registration as a registered nurse with no conditions on the registration relating to unsatisfactory professional performance or unprofessional conduct;
  • the equivalent of three (3) years full-time experience in an advanced practice nursing role within the previous six (6) years from date of lodgement of application;
  • completion of a Board-approved nurse practitioner program of study at Masters level or equivalent as determined by the Board;
  • compliance with the National Competency Standards for the Nurse Practitioner and;
  • compliance with the Boards registration standard on continuing professional development as a registered nurse.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 16000

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 expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Fee rules

View the 2015 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. Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the potential role for a Nurse Practitioner with their Health Service District/Manager or employer.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia

Accreditation body

  • Nursing And Midwifery Board Of Australia

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 must obtain #24 from the MNPractSt list. This constitutes all of Part A (#10) and #6 from Part B Core Project plus #8 from the electives listed in Part C.

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