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Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

MNurs(Curtin) - MC-NPRACT Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake July
Duration 3 years part-time

This course is currently under review, course structure subject to change

This course has a broad scope for relevance and utility, yet has a balance of generic and specific content. 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.

In your second semester you will complete a placement under the supervision of a nurse practitioner in a hospital or agency. Your final semester will be devoted to two individual health projects under the guidance of our experienced staff.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent with a course weighted average of at least 70 per cent in the bachelor degree. You must be registered as a nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be able to demonstrate that you have at least four years of full-time clinical experience in your selected clinical specialisation, including at least one year at an advanced practice level.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application. Please note that the supplementary information is currently under review. For further information please contact Future Student Services on +61 8 9266 1000. 


This course is subject to quota and clinical placements.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - 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 first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. 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.

Professional recognition

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as Nurse Practitioner in Division One of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and may apply for mutual recognition of registration in other Australian States where equivalency of specialisation applies.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates registered as Nurse Practitioners with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia are eligible to practice in areas designated by the Western Australian Director General of Health.

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