Master of Nurse Practitioner

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.

This program will not be offered until further notice. For information regarding related degrees please contact Ask Adelaide.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must submit to the School of Nursing a Curriculum Vitae along with an "Additional Information Request Form", downloaded from the website: This form should be submitted within ten working days after applying. Applicants must provide a Curriculum Vitae with the form.
    Higher Education Study Applicants must:

    1. hold a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science of the University, or equivalent, in the specialty in which they propose to practice as a Nurse practitioner; and

    2. have a minimum of 5000 hours of practice and evidence of current employment of at least 0.6 FTE as Nurse Practitioner candidate in the specialty in which they chose to practice; and

    3. be a Registered Nurse, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia/New Zealand.

    All applicants must ensure they correctly answer the question relating to Nursing current practising certificate when applying on GradStart. SATAC will attempt to confirm their registration on the online register of the relevant Nurses Board but if SATAC is unable to do so, applicants will be asked to submit a certified copy of their certificate.

    How to Apply

    International applicants

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $3,950

    International applicants

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    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Degree Structure

    This program is no longer offered to commencing students.

    Students complete 4 core courses in Nursing and may choose to undertake a full-time or part-time research dissertation option or a coursework option of 3 courses.

    To complete the core courses Extended Clinical Practice I and Extended Clinical Practice II continuing employment at a minimum fraction of 0.6 FTE in an area that supports active candidature as a nurse practitioner is required.

    If the student changes their employment status and can no longer meet the requirement above for continuing employment they may transfer to the Master of Nursing Science.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

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    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

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Last updated: Friday, 27 Nov 2020