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  • Objectives
    A cross-institutional Master of Nursing degree (by Coursework) enabling the student to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to apply for registration as a Nurse Practitioner to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. Developed in conjunction with the Flinders University in South Australia, Part One of the program enables the student to first enhance their individual knowledge and skill whilst working in their selected area of specialisation and then, through the second part of the program, to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills required of a Nurse Practitioner in a specialist nurse or extended practice role.
  • Entry requirements
    A relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent prior learning including at least five years appropriate professional experience. Special admission requirements Students are required to provide: * A letter of support for practical training and support from your employer is required; * A letter of support from an approved Clinical Mentor; and * Evidence of a minimum of 20 hours employment per week in clinical specialty
  • Academic Title
    Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Course description
    This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    This course is comprised of 11 units, totalling 240 credit points.


    Part 1
    Unit            Description                              Points

    STAGE 1
    NNS5113    Advanced Nursing Science 1         20
    NNS5202    Advanced Nursing Science 2         20
    NSP5302    Advanced Nursing Practice 2         20

    STAGE 2
    NUR5113    Evaluating Practice in Health                      20
    CLM4100    Clinical Leadership and Management         20
    NST5148    Independent Study                                     20

    NSP5302 is a year long clinical practice unit.


    Part 2
    Unit            Description         Points

    Students will be enrolled in the following units, provided by Flinders University.
    STAGE 1
    NURS9027 Diagnostics for the Nurse Practitioner
    MMED9101 Principles of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (20)

    STAGE 2
    MMED9102 Pharmacology for Advanced Professional Practice (20)
    NURS9028 Transition to the role of Nurse Practitioner

    STAGE 3
    NURS9017 Extended Nursing Practice 3 (40)

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