Nurse practitioner


If you’re already a specialist 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 nursing courses: ranked in the top 25 universities in the world*
Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner): delivered fully online, study anywhere

Career opportunities

The Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) 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.

This postgraduate course will enable you to plan a course of study that supports your chosen career path in advanced practice nursing.

*2018 QS World University Rankings


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.

Choosing the right course

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.

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).

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.


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