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Master of 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 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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent plus a minimum postgraduate qualification in a clinical field (minimum 100 credits equivalent at Curtin University) at Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 (with a course-weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 per cent or equivalent at Curtin University). You must be registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have a minimum of two years full time equivalent (FTE) as a registered nurse in a specified clinical field and two years FTE of current (within the previous six years) advanced practice nursing in this same clinical field. Applicants must also be concurrently employed in the clinical field that is relevant to the application. Your application will be assessed on the basis of clinical and education experience, academic performance and professional development.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application. For further information please contact Future Student Services on +61 8 9266 1000.

In addition, there are certain inherent requirements that are necessary to progress through the curriculum and successfully complete this course.

The School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine require applicants to fill in a course specific Student Guidelines declaration form for fieldwork.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

English language proficiency

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 qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


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.

Fieldwork requirements

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

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


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 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 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.

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

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.

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