Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
The Master of Nurse Practitioner is designed to prepare registered nurses for the autonomous role of the nurse practitioner in an area of specialty nursing practice including mental health, primary health care, aged care, palliative care, emergency and acute care, midwifery, child and family care, care of people with long term conditions, or emerging nurse practitioner specialties.
In this program, you will further develop your skills in health assessment and differential diagnosis within a holistic nursing model of care.
You will undertake studies which focus on critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning, advanced nursing and clinical practice, and the quality use of medicines. These studies will provide you with the confidence to work collaboratively as a valuable member of the healthcare team and to know that you are making a vital contribution to your client's health outcome.
Courses to support your drive and direction include:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
The program is intended for registered nurses who wish to apply for endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to work as a Nurse Practitioner.
The program includes a minimum of 300 hours of integrated professional practice, under the guidance of approved clinical supervisors (as approved by the Program Convenor). This advanced clinical practice may be undertaken in the student’s usual place of work or in another clinical area to broaden clinical experience and achieve the Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice.
This program is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).