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COURSE

Master of Nurse Practitioner

MC-NPRACT

TAUGHT BY: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

3years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

This course provides the opportunity to cultivate capabilities relevant to the complex and challenging role of the Nurse Practitioner. You will explore theoretical and clinical practice components of the roles of nurse practitioners and study advanced practice across a range of clinical applications. Your studies will focus particularly on professional accountability, competency to practise, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision making and the quality use of medicines.

During the first and third years of study, you will complete two supervised supernumerary Internship placements in an approved health facility. You will also complete a two-part research project during your second and third year. Student learning is facilitated mostly online with intermittent attendance on campus or at a clinical placement for learning or assessment.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced knowledge within a framework of nurse practitioner practice with commitment to evidence based practice; demonstrate a high level of clinical proficiency in complex situations
  • apply critical thinking, clinical reasoning and refection to clinical diagnostic decision making and develop innovative solutions to practice in the healthcare setting
  • critically appraise scientific literature, integrate research findings into nurse practitioner practice and undertake research to advance practice
  • communicate effectively and establish relationships with individuals, families and interprofessional teams for collaborative practice
  • make complex informed decisions on use of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions by utilising current technology to inform practice; proactively seek new information and technologies
  • recognise the values intrinsic to nurse practitioner practice; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through critical refection to enhance the professional development of others
  • critique international health priorities to influence healthcare through active participation and implementation at a local level
  • articulate and demonstrate respect for individuals' rights to determine their own journey through episodes of healthcare
  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of major health priorities, current legislation and registration requirements as a nurse practitioner; work in an autonomous and collaborative practice framework; demonstrate advanced clinical leadership and management skills

Why study Master of Nurse Practitioner

  • The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, our School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
  • Teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
  • The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.

Professional recognition

Graduates will have completed a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved program of study and, with fulfilment of other requirements, will be eligible to apply for endorsement as a nurse practitioner with the NMBA.

Career information

Nurse practitioners work in advanced and extended roles in primary care, rural and remote settings, hospitals and other community settings collaboratively with other health professionals. The inherent capability of the Nurse Practitioner role, and the evolving nature of healthcare needs in our society, creates unique opportunities for future employment and leadership in health.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is subject to quota.

Fieldwork: Completion of two clinical placements totalling 300 hours of supernumerary clinical practice in a chosen area of specialty is required.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2019

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$12,400*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MC-NPRACT
  • This offering was last updated on: 22/03/2019