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Coursework

Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)

    Course overview

    • 2 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July

    Overview

    Nurse practitioners are clinical leaders responsible for direct clinical care, promoting evidence-based clinical practice, contributing to that evidence-base and leading service improvement. The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) is an accredited course of study leading to endorsement as a nurse practitioner by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). It has been designed to support students to meet the Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice and is offered over two years part time. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.

    The course is coordinated by experienced nurse practitioners and aims to support students to meet the NMBA Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice with a focus on developing the clinical leadership and decision-making skill needed to practice as a nurse practitioner. The MANP(NP) uses a blended teaching model which means that some of the content is delivered on campus and some online. On campus classes provide an opportunity for experienced nurses to learn from and engage with a range of professional and clinical leaders who participate in the program, as well as share their experiences and knowledge with each other.

    There is a strong emphasis on clinical experience embedded throughout the course. The clinical practice component is comprised of Integrated Professional Practice (IPP) placements and the student’s employed clinical practice (ECP); the sum of which will provide students with the necessary clinical learning environment and practice opportunities to graduate as a capable advanced practice nurse able to meet the NMBA Standards for Practice. The total clinical commitment of the student during the course is an average of 38hours/fortnight (ECP + IPP). Students will be supported throughout the program by the academic team responsible for the course and well as their workplace based Clinical Teaching and Supervision (CTS) team. The student’s CTS is comprised of experts in their field who will support the student to develop the necessary clinical expertise needed to practice as a nurse practitioner in their clinical field.

    More detailed information regarding the course can be found in the following documents:

    You can view our Open Day information session here.

    After exploring the course information if you have any further questions, the nurse practitioner teaching team are willing to speak to potential students about the nurse practitioner path and answer questions about the program and their eligibility. To contact a member of this team please contact np-program@unimelb.edu.au