Master of Nursing Practice

A professional entry course

The Master of Nursing Practice is a professional entry degree course that leads to eligibility for Registered Nurse status.

Students who hold a recognised degree qualification and who wish to join the Nursing profession as a Registered Nurse may undertake the Master of Nursing Practice (commencing in Trimester Two and Three) and study full time for five trimesters for a Masters qualification and eligibility for Registered Nurse status.

For further information see Master of Nursing Practice in the Course and Unit Catalogue.

Flexible and blended learning

The Masters of Nursing Practice is delivered flexibly over five trimesters through blended learning modes: you can study online, on-campus, with the option of studying off-campus in your second and third year of study (in keeping with international student visa restrictions). There is a combination of mandatory intensive schools, online learning and clinical practice blocks.

To build your skills and confidence, the first trimester of the course is offered only on-campus. The option to study off-campus in your second and third year of study is particularly helpful if you have family and/or work commitments. However, international students can only undertake a maximum of 4 units by distance or in off-campus modes throughout the MNP course).

Units are also offered in all three trimesters allowing students to complete the course in two calendar years.


Levels of Nursing in Australia

National standards

Enrolled Nurse (also called the Division 2 Nurse in Victoria)

An Enrolled Nurse works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide patient-centred care.

See the National Competency Standards for Enrolled Nurses.

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses practice independently and interdependently assuming accountability and responsibility for their own actions and delegation of care to Enrolled Nurses and health care workers.

See the National Competency Standards for Registered Nurses.