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Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Face to face
2 years full time / 3 years part time
the University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Some units of study and/or placements relating to this course cannot be delivered remotely or online for students commencing their study in Semester 1, 2021. You will be required to attend in-person on campus from Semester 2, 2021.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this course

Pioneer healthcare initiatives and lead nursing practice. The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) will enable you to build on your experience as an advanced practice clinician to develop the knowledge and skills to become a nurse practitioner, working autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of healthcare settings in Australia.

Why study with us? 

Nurse practitioners diagnose, manage and treat specific health conditions across a diverse range of healthcare settings. As a nurse practitioner student, you will learn how to use the latest evidence to inform your practice, enhancing your healthcare, case management and leadership skills.

During this two year degree, you will learn from leading researchers across nursing and healthcare as you explore the broad socio-political, organisational, ethical and legal contexts that the nurse practitioner faces. Your studies will be underpinned by biological and physiological ideologies, as well as advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning principles, pharmacology and quality medicine use.

As part of delivering care, you will be taught the process of ordering and interpreting diagnostic investigations as well as planning and self-monitoring the initiation, titration or cessation of medicines. You will also take two practical-based units of study which collectively include 300 advanced clinical practice hours alongside completion of a work-based capstone project.

Offered only at a master's level, completion of this degree will make you eligible to apply for authorisation as a nurse practitioner in Australia, graduating with the skills and expertise to make a substantial contribution to future healthcare policy and direction.

Who should study this program?

Our Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) is designed for registered nurses working at an advanced practice level who are looking to build specialist professional practice capabilities leading to endorsement as a nurse practitioner.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 72 
  • Course abbreviation: MN(NP) 
  • USyd code: MANUNUPR2000 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: On-campus, Intensive block mode 
  • Study type: PGCW 
  • Location: Camperdown/ Darlington 
  • Duration full time: 2 years full time 
  • Duration part time: 3 years part time

What you'll study 

The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) consists of 72 credit points (cp) or 10 units of study.

Students studying part-time will complete 48cp of theoretical units including one specialty elective unit in their first two years.

Students in their third year study two practice-based units of study which includes 300 supernumerary integrated professional practice hours.. The inclusion of these two units (one of which is a capstone) is designed to provide you with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with their prior learning and experience and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth.

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
2 years full time / 3 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 72
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $23,000 (indicative only)
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $23,000 (indicative only)
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