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MG-NURSPR

Nursing Practice

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

Change to a nursing career, and gain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Nursing Practice
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    064467B
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
  • Fieldwork
    See requirements
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

26 January 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Nursing Practice at Curtin?

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

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.

Fieldwork:

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.

Take a Google Maps virtual tour of our simulated hospital environment.

 

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

Professional recognition

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.

 

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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 biology-related 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.

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

You will be required to provide supplementary information with your application. 

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

Please refer to English language requirements for Nursing and Midwifery courses for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Nursing Practice (MG-NURSPR) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

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

Fieldwork requirements during the course

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

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $7,500*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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