Master of Advanced Practice Nursing

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

QUT's School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognise and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions. In consultation with industry partners, the school has recently reviewed its postgraduate programs to ensure continued alignment with industry's need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills. The comprehensive content incorporates change management theory, research and project implementation capability, leadership skills and knowledge for the improvement of practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice. Our programs offer you a supportive, flexible learning environment that integrates online technologies and promotes a socially collaborative community. This course is delivered in full-time and part-time study mode. You may choose to complete the course online (external) or on campus. External students are supported with an extensive learning package of electronic resources.

Designed for

Registered nurses who wish to acquire advanced knowledge for specialist roles in health care


144 credit points.


  • Domestic students: Acute care nursing
  • Cancer nursing
  • Chronic health care nursing
  • Emergency nursing
  • Gastroenterology nursing
  • Health professional education
  • Intensive care nursing
  • Paediatric, Child and youth health nursing. International students: Chronic health care nursing or Health professional education. International students may also choose no major and select electives from a range of areas.

Standard entry requirements

  • A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher award) in nursing and registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). International students: a completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in nursing
  • Or a completed recognised associate degree in nursing and one year work experience as a registered nurse.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $47,400 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years
Online International: $47,400 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Further information

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australian should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider QUT's Bachelor of Nursing program.

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