• The Master of Nurse Practitioner is specifically designed to prepare experienced registered nurses to function autonomously and collaboratively in advanced and expanded clinical roles. As a nurse practitioner you will provide innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements other healthcare providers.

    You will receive extensive clinical and theoretical knowledge, which will equip you with the specialist skills required for the expanded role as a nurse practitioner. You will develop skills in assessment and management of clients that may include but is not limited to the direct referral of patients to other healthcare professionals, prescribing medications and other treatment modalities including ordering diagnostic investigations.

    The nurse practitioner role is grounded in the nursing profession’s values, knowledge, theories and practice and provides innovative and flexible healthcare delivery that complements those provided by other healthcare providers. The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is determined by the context in which the nurse practitioner is authorised to practice.

    Placement courses
    You will undertake 300 hours of supernumerary integrated professional practice during the program. You will work under the supervision of your clinical support team and clinical mentor.

    Study options
    Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

    – Master of Philosophy
    – Doctor of Philosophy

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