This course is designed to support your application for endorsement as a nurse practitioner by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
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Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)
Become an expert
This course is designed to prepare registered nurses for an extension of their advanced practice role as a nurse practitioner, following endorsement from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Choosing the right course
If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.
Are you new to this area of study?
If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course in nursing before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program.
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Are you working or studying in this area?
Deakin’s Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) will enable you to plan a course of study that supports your chosen career path in advance clinical nursing.
Research with us
This course allows you to choose what you study, so you can gain specialist knowledge that prepares you for a research degree. You'll also get to research with some of the best institutions, including our seven healthcare partners, from Alfred Health through to Epworth HealthCare.
Who we work with
The School of Nursing and Midwifery works in partnership with many Australian metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals to deliver the course.
Students undertaking our postgraduate courses are normally employed by a hospital partner and work a minimum of 24 hours a week for the duration of the course while undertaking the theoretical learning at Deakin.
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