Nurse practitioner



If you’re already a registered nurse and looking to extend your scope of practice, as well as broaden and deepen your theoretical knowledge in your specialty practice area, this course could be for you.

Deakin’s course is accredited, offers flexibility in terms of course structure and learning, and also recognised that I had clinical skills that could be developed to support me in pursuing a direction I’m interested in – youth mental health.

Hamish Alker-Jones

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. 

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other nursing disciplines. 

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.

Nurse practitioner courses

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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.

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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.

Career opportunities

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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