Master of Nursing Practice
|Study method||Part-time or full-time|
Application deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of Semester 2. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
|Duration||2 years full-time, plus a summer term|
The Master of Nursing Practice is a two-year graduate entry master degree that can lead you to be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.The course consists of four semesters plus a summer term coursework program.
In this comprehensive program of study, you will cover a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning, contemporary blended learning and advanced clinical development.
Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to integrate evidence-based theory and clinical practice. Theory content is comprehensive and includes physical, biological, psychological and social sciences.
Professional practice experience is integrated into the course. Overall, you will be required to complete 216 hours of simulated experience and 840 hourse of professional practice experience in an appropriate workplace.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
You must hold a recognised bachelor degree or graduate degree with a high course weighted average (greater than 70 per cent). It is essential that you have successfully completed a research unit and a human biologyrelated unit at tertiary level. If you have not completed these units, you may be able to study them through the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course.
You will be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
It is a condition of enrolment that applicants are screened for, and immunised against contracting a number of infectious illnesses before starting the clinical program. You must cover your own screening and vaccination costs. More about health screening.
Mandatory requirements for clinical practice include:
- Manual Handling and Basic Life Support Certificate is required prior to commencement of the course and then updated on a yearly basis.
- Department of Health Criminal Record Screening
- National Police Screen
- Working with Children Check
You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.
You must also be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
This course is available part-time to Australian citizens and permanent residents and is subject to unit availabilities, which may increase the course duration. International students studying in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake a full-time internal study load.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 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).
This course is designed to meet the regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. When you successfully complete the course requirements, you are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Registration is subject to meeting all requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To meet the registration requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, you are expected to complete the course within five years. Failure to complete the course in the allocated time period may mean you will need to undertake additional units to ensure currency of practice.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. To be considered for credit, work experience and qualifications must be completed within the previous seven years (from the date of enrolment). Further information can be found at the future students website.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Upon graduation, you can work as a registered nurse in a variety of health settings such as public and private hospitals, community centres, nursing homes, home-based services and international organisations. Opportunities also exist in clinical education, research and management areas.
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