Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)

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    Degree Structure

    The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) is is a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia approved program of study that leads to endorsement as a nurse practitioner. It is offered part-time over two years. The course focuses on preparing students to meet the Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice (NMBA, 2015).

    Intended learning outcomes

    As a graduate of the Master of Nurse Practitioner, the graduate will have the advanced discipline specific knowledge and skills to:

    • Provide safe, effective, person-centred health care to consumers (direct and comprehensive care).
    • Influence health care systems and services to achieve better outcomes for consumers, their families, health care providers, the community and the health care system (support of systems).
    • Educate self and others (consumers, health care professionals etc) regarding the focus of and available options for care (education).
    • Apply evidence to practice, identify the clinical evidence gaps and inform and contribute to future clinical and research inquiry to address these gaps (Research).
    • Demonstrate professional and clinical leadership in clinical, organisational, political and community forums and make scholarly contribution to the discipline and/or specialty (publication and professional leadership)

    Generic skills

    At the completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
    * the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation
    * critical thinking and analytical skills
    * an openness to new ideas
    * the ability to communicate scientific knowledge through oral, written and web based media
    * professional leadership skills

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