Course Description

Become a leader in healthcare. Designed for registered nurses, the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice explores the ways nurses work and practice within clinical environments. Gain specialist expertise and leadership skills alongside the confidence to advance your clinical practice in a range of areas and progress towards senior healthcare roles.

As an advanced nursing student, you will learn from leading researchers in nursing practice and the study of clinical environments. This course will solidify the theoretical foundations of nursing practice and develop your confidence to use the latest research based evidence to inform your clinical decision making.

During this one and a half year degree, you will build on the knowledge you have gained through your clinical practice, with an emphasis on the provision of high quality care and patient safety. You will cover core units in the foundations of clinical practice and assessment before taking a range of elective units which allow you to further advance your knowledge in clinical areas of particular interest. A work-based project or research thesis will comprise the capstone experience of this degree, providing the opportunity for you to apply your expertise as you develop a nuanced understanding of nursing practice and clinical environments.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge, skills and attributes required to develop initiatives in healthcare and make a substantial contribution to healthcare policy and development. Completion of this degree can also be a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Important information
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $9,849 total course cost
International Students: $37,500 per year full-time


1.5 years full time, 2.5 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 084691F
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAADNUPR1000

Entry Requirements