Nurse Practitioner

Build on your experience as an advanced practice clinician and be eligible to apply for endorsement as a nurse practitioner in Australia once you graduate.

Studying over two years full time, or three years part time, you will develop the skills to become a nurse practitioner, capable of working autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of healthcare settings in Australia.

Why study this program?

Led by interdisciplinary clinical and research experts, you will explore the broad socio-political, organisational, ethical and legal contexts that nurse practitioners face. You will learn how to use the latest evidence to inform your practice, enhancing your healthcare, case management and leadership skills.

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.

Who shoud 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.

Why study at Sydney Nursing School?

  • The University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia for graduate employability* and fifteenth internationally in nursing.**
  • Be taught by experts in nursing and healthcare.
  • Benefit from face-to-face learning and collaboration with your peers.
  • Choose how to fit study into your life with full-time and part-time options, as well as self-paced online study for some components of the program.

* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Course options

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
2 years full time or 3 years part time.

Application dates

Applications are now open and will close on:

  • 31 January 2019 for international students.
  • 11 February 2019 for domestic students.

Next steps: Course details and planning your study

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