This course aims to meet the needs of extended practice nurses working in a range of healthcare settings by developing skills and knowledge that prepare them for their advanced practice role within their scope of practice and the context of that practice. The Master of Nurse Practitioner is fully online with placements undertaken in person at a health service near you, or as work integrated learning within your place of work.
You will be provided with the opportunity to:
Upon completion of this Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) accredited course, graduates are eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Potential students should note that course completion is only one of the requirements for endorsement and also refer to the full requirements for endorsement as indicated in the NMBA Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places. Offer subject to change.
Master of Nurse Practitioner
Duration: 3 years
Online plus placement/intensive
2CM244 (Commonwealth supported)
2CM544 (Full fee paying)
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$5,594 (Commonwealth supported)
$24,228 (Full fee paying)
Graduates are suitable for careers in a wide range of nursing-related fields. Our courses will give registered nurses the opportunity to provide skilful care to individuals, families and communities to prevent illness, promote healthy lifestyles and manage a range of emerging complex health issues.
They will be able to take on leadership and specialised care roles in a variety of clinical nursing settings. A nursing career could encompass: schools, scientific research, home health services, rehabilitation, extended care, drug and alcohol services, family and child health and public environmental health.
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The Master Nurse Practitioner is a 54-unit course that comprises the following topics:
The Australian Government "HELP for Rural Doctors and Nurse Practitioners" initiative reduces outstanding Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt for eligible doctors and nurse practitioners who live and work in rural, remote, or very remote areas of Australia.
Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for more information and to understand the criteria and obligations required to be eligible for this initiative.*
*Flinders University provides no warranty in relation to eligibility for the HELP for Rural Doctors and Nurse Practitioners initiative and all graduates must make their own enquiries and obtain independent advice, as necessary.
In accordance with the Australian Nursing Midwifery Council Standards and Criteria for the accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Courses, applicants must:
* as defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Advanced nursing practice (ANP): ANP is a continuum along which nurses develop their professional knowledge, clinical reasoning and judgement, skills and behaviours to higher levels of capability (that is recognisable). Nurses practising at an advanced level incorporate professional leadership, education and research into their clinically based practice. Their practice is effective and safe. They work within a generalist or specialist context and they are responsible and accountable in managing people who have complex health care requirements.
Advanced nursing practice is a level of practice and not a role. It is acknowledged that advanced nursing practice is specific to the individual within their context of practice.
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