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Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)

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    Overview

    Applications are currently being accepted for Mid Year intake.

    • Applications closed 15 January 2021 for the 2021 Start Year intake.
    • Applications for Mid Year intake will close on Friday 21 May 2021.
    • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    To prepare your application

    Prepare the documentation to demonstrate that you meet the course entry requirements and that you have the necessary support to meet the employed clinical practice requirement; and the Integrated Professional Practice (IPP) hours requirement.

    Entry requirement

    Documentation

    a Master of Nursing Science; or

    Bachelor Degree of Nursing (or equivalent); and

    A copy of your transcripts.

    • You can upload a copy or submit it via My eQuals or CHESICC.

    The transcripts must include:

    • A statement of completion of the award
    • The grading scheme

    Postgraduate qualification (minimum graduate certificate) in a clinical field, or equivalent;

    A minimum of five (5) years as a registered nurse, with two (2) years full-time equivalent (FTE) in this clinical field and two years FTE of advanced nursing practice in the same clinical field within the last 6 years;

    A certified copy of your curriculum vitae

    • Your CV should include the start and finish dates of all positions and the EFT worked in these positions.
    • A position description may be required to demonstrate that a position is advanced clinical practice.

    Current unrestricted registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

    A copy of your current nursing registration certificate

    Current employment in an advanced clinical nursing practice role in the same clinical field as previous experience and education; and

    Recorded on your CV

    Applicants must meet the university's English language requirements.

    Evidence that you meet the University's English language requirements (if English is not your first language).

    Organisational Support

    Documentation

    Documentation of the student’s workplace’s willingness to support their clinical practice during the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) program. Clinical practice during the NP program is comprised of employment in a clinical position and completion of Integrated Professional Practice (IPP) experience.

    Detailed on the CLINICAL AGENCY: EMPLOYMENT & IPP AGREEMENT FORM

    Documentation of the student’s members of the Clinical Teaching and Supervision (CTS) Team’s willingness to provide clinical support, supervision and assessment to the student during the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) program.

    Detailed on the CLINICAL TEACHING and SUPERVISION TEAM MEMBER AGREEMENT FORM

    Students are encouraged to complete a number of IPP hours outside of their normal place of employment. If IPP has been arranged in a clinical agency other than the students place of employment documentation must be provided of the external agency’s willingness to provide IPP experience

    Detailed on the CLINICAL AGENCY: INTEGRATED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AGREEMENT FORM

      Good to know

    • Only select one version of the course. For example: 2021 - full time - summer intake - Commonwealth Supported Place
    • Once you’ve entered and reviewed your details you’ll be sent an automated email to confirm you’ve successfully registered – this is when you’ll begin your official application.
    • Select ‘Yes’ if you would like to apply for advanced standing (credit or recognition of prior learning). Find out more about advanced standing.
    • Make sure you save your application regularly while completing it online

    Extra requirements

    Categories

    Extra requirements

    Studied at another university

    • A copy of your transcript. You can upload a copy or submit it via My eQuals or CHESICC.
    • If uploading a copy of your transcript you need to know:

    • If your transcript includes a record of the grading scheme
    • If your transcript includes a statement of completion

    Born outside Australia

    • what year you entered Australia.

    Permanent resident (but not an Australian citizen)

    • The date your residency was granted
    • If you’ll be residing in Australia during the course
    • What year you entered Australia.

    Holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or intend to apply for a permanent humanitarian visa

    • The date your visa was granted
    • If you’ll be residing in Australia during the course
    • What year you entered Australia.

    You live with a parent or guardian

    • Their highest level of educational attainment

    Rural or regional background: you have lived in a rural area for 5 years (consecutive) or 10 years (cumulatively).

    • Whether you live or lived in a rural or isolated area as defined by the Australian Standard Geographic Classification of: RA2, RA3, RA4 or RA5. If you are based in Victoria this essentially means anywhere outside of Melbourne or Geelong.

    You can check the classification of your address on the Department of Health and Ageing website.

    Graduate Access Melbourne

    Excellence and equity are inseparable at Melbourne and bringing the best students to the University means minimising financial barriers and broadening access.

    Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) provides access to applicants whose personal circumstances have had a sustained adverse effect on their academic achievement at undergraduate level or who are members of a specified group known to be under-represented in higher education. You may be eligible for GAM if you fit at least one of these equity categories.

    • Applicants from a rural or isolated area
    • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
    • Previous status as a refugee or current holder of a Humanitarian Visa
    • Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances
    • Disability or medical condition
    • Personal difficulties

    Find out more about Graduate Access Melbourne here.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the degree website.
    2. Original or certified copy of your Bachelor of Nursing transcript or equivalent training documents (including separate confirmation of qualification completion if your transcript does not state you have completed your course)
    3. Certified copy of your current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia registration
    4. Comprehensive CV/resume
    5. Evidence that you meet the University's English language requirements (if English is not your first language)
    6. Credit Application Form and supporting documentation (if applicable)
    7. Completed and signed Employment form
    8. CTS Team member agreement form (note: CVs for each team member should accompany this application)
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