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 hours of professional practice experience in an appropriate workplace.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Master of Nursing Practice lead to?
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.
What you'll learn
- apply nursing knowledge within a framework of registered nursing practice with a commitment to evidence based practice and demonstrate a high level of clinical proficiency to ensure optimum outcomes for individuals, families and communities
- apply critical thinking and reflection to problem solving and clinical decision making for health improvement
- critically analyse scientific literature and health standards in order to reflect on and synthesise complex information and integrate this into patient care while ensuring the ethical management of information
- communicate effectively and establish collegial relationships with intra and interprofessional teams
- use technology proficiently and appropriately to support informed decision makings on therapeutic interventions and clinical practice; proactively seek new information and technologies
- recognise the values intrinsic to registered nurse practice and demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning through critical reflection and the ability to enhance the professional development of self and others
- recognise, evaluate and apply appropriate international and national standards of practice within a local nursing and healthcare context
- recognise the significance of cultural diversity in patient care and articulate and demonstrate respect for individuals’ rights to determine their own journey through healthcare through advocacy and culturally safe practice
- demonstrate a sound understanding of current nursing and health legislation which is relevant to the registered nurse role and work in an autonomous and accountable practice framework as a member of intra and interprofessional teams and demonstrate leadership skills in an ethical, moral and professional manner, as expected by the wider community in the interests of public safety