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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Pioneer healthcare initiatives and lead nursing practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $13,132 total
Financial Support

About this course


Pioneer healthcare initiatives and lead nursing practice. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) will enable you to build on your experience as an advanced practice clinician to develop the knowledge and skills to become a nurse practitioner, working autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of healthcare settings in Australia.

Nurse practitioners diagnose, manage and treat specific health conditions across a diverse range of healthcare settings. As a nurse practitioner student, you will learn how to use the latest evidence to inform your practice, enhancing your healthcare, case management and leadership skills.

During this two year degree, you will learn from leading researchers across nursing and healthcare as you explore the broad socio-political, organisational, ethical and legal contexts that the nurse practitioner faces. Your studies will be underpinned by biological and physiological ideologies, as well as advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning principles, pharmacology and quality medicine use.

As part of delivering care, you will be taught the process of ordering and interpreting diagnostic investigations as well as planning and self-monitoring the initiation, titration or cessation of medicines. You will also take two practical-based units of study which collectively include 300 advanced clinical practice hours alongside completion of a work-based capstone project.

Offered only at a master's level, completion of this degree will make you eligible to apply for authorisation as a nurse practitioner in Australia, graduating with the skills and expertise to make a substantial contribution to future healthcare policy and direction.

Who should study this program?

Our Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) is designed for registered nurses working at an advanced practice level who are looking to build specialist professional practice capabilities leading to endorsement as a nurse practitioner.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

Study locations

Mallett Street

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
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