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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Nurse Practitioner

  • Masters (Coursework)

Take your nursing career to the next level and prepare yourself to advance into the expanded role of nurse practitioner.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months

About this course

This program is specifically designed to prepare experienced registered nurses to develop professional skills in advanced and expanded clinical roles. As a nurse practitioner, you'll take a leadership role in providing innovative and quality care across a variety of healthcare settings.

Through this two year part-time program, you'll gain extensive clinical and theoretical knowledge, which will equip you with the specialist skills required for the expanded role as nurse practitioner. You'll develop skills in assessment and management of clients that include the direct referral of patients to other healthcare professionals, prescribing medications and other treatments including ordering diagnostic investigations.

The program has been designed to be flexible, with coursework and resources delivered to you online. Due to the applied nature of the program, you'll also attend some face-to-face teaching at UQ's St Lucia campus for short periods each semester.

During the program, you'll also undertake 300 hours of professional practice under the supervision of your clinical support team and clinical mentor.

You'll graduate with the professional skills to make a difference in the treatment of people with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions, and be ready for a rewarding career as a nurse practitioner.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Upskill to a nurse practitioner qualification and open doors to a variety of professional nursing roles and specialities.
  • Benefit from a program of 300 hours of supervised clinical professional practice.
  • Study under experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field, both in Australia and internationally.
  • Take advantage of a flexible external delivery in which coursework is available in online study modules and discussions. You will also complete a three to five day Residential School each semester, providing the chance for on-campus learning.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Emergency nurse practitioner
  • Palliative care nurse practitioner
  • Neonatal nurse practitioner
  • Urology nurse practitioner
  • Alcohol and substance use nurse practitioner
  • Oncology nurse practitioner
  • Nephrology nurse practitioner
  • Nurse facilitator
  • Diabetes educator
  • Paediatric nurse practitioner