Title: Approved Nurse Practitioner Programs in Australia

Author: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Nurse&Type=Endorsement&div=Registered%20Nurse%20%28Division%201%29

About

AHPRA's webpage lists approved programs for Nurse Practitioner (NP) endorsement. It includes more than a dozen master's degree programs across Australian universities. Each entry specifies the university, program name, campus location, state, and course duration. These programs, like the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), are recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for NP endorsement.

Author

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, in partnership with the National Boards, regulates health practitioners in Australia. AHPRA manages the registration and sets standards for health professions, ensuring quality education and practice in healthcare.

Key Takeaways

  1. The list includes NMBA-approved NP programs.
  2. Provides details like university, program name, and duration.
  3. Useful for nurses seeking NP endorsement.
  4. Helps verify NMBA recognition of programs.
  5. Aids in identifying suitable NP educational pathways.

Approved Programs for NP Endorsement

The list details NMBA-approved NP master's programs. These programs, essential for NP endorsement, blend clinical and academic training. By choosing a listed program, nurses ensure they meet NMBA standards for advanced nursing roles.

An "approved" program for nurse practitioner endorsement in Australia is a course that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has recognised. These programs meet the NMBA's specific criteria and standards.

Table 1. Approved NP Programs*

University Qualification Region Campus Duration
Charles Darwin University Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) NSW Sydney 18 Months Part Time
Edith Cowan University Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) WA Joondalup 18 Months FT; 36 Months PT
Federation University Australia Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) VIC Berwick, Mt Helen 18 months FT; 24 months PT
Flinders University Master of Nurse Practitioner SA Sturt Campus (External) 36 months PT
La Trobe University Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Australia Online 24 months PT
Monash University Master of Nurse Practitioner VIC Clayton 36 Months PT
QUT Master of Nurse Practitioner QLD Kelvin Grove 24 Months PT
University of Queensland Master of Nurse Practitioner QLD St Lucia 24 Months PT
University of Melbourne Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) VIC Parkville 24 Months PT
University of Newcastle Master of Nurse Practitioner NSW Online 12 months FT; up to 48 months PT
University of South Australia Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) SA City East 18 months FT
University of Sydney Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) NSW Camperdown 24 months FT, 36 months PT
Western Sydney University Master of Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health) NSW Parramatta 36 Months PT

*Current as of 27 November 2023.