The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) is an online course designed for experienced registered nurses who want to build their professional practice capability and seek endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner in line with the Standards of Practice set by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
This course will enhance your knowledge and advanced practice skills in a range of areas.
These include, but are not limited to:
- expanded practice
- professional autonomy and accountability, and
- clinical leadership.
The course builds on the knowledge you will have already gained through professional experience and postgraduate studies. It has a focus on person-centred care that is culturally responsive, to be applied within primary health care or any other healthcare settings where a Nurse Practitioner provides care.
Intensives (on campus)
While this is an online course, you are required to complete two on-campus intensives. Each intensive is one-week long and takes place at CDU's Sydney campus early in Semester 1 each year. Exact dates are confirmed during the course and students are responsible for the costs of attendance (including travel and accommodation).
In this course you are required to undertake a minimum of 300 hours supernumerary integrated professional practice (IPP). Further details are available in the Clinical Requirements SNNP01 Assessment Pack for the professional practice units.
Clinical Support Team (CST)
Chosen Clinical Support Team members and the clinical mentor (CM) must be employed at a minimum of 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) to enable consistent supervision and assessment in practice; casual staff are not eligible as CST members.
The nurse practitioner (NP) student will be working closely with their team to expand and further develop their clinical skills, decision-making, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, patient management, and professional practice.
It is desirable that the members of the CST have at least one of the following: educational training, experience supervising previous NP students, or experience of supervising registrar or medical students as outlined in the CST agreement form.