Master of Advanced Nursing Practice
Get ready to engage with intricate care practices
Take your nursing career to the next level as you prepare for the rigours of advanced practice. Work through the required core competencies, build on your existing skills and understand the intricacies of care from a specialist perspective.
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With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice has been designed to meet the core skill requirements for advanced nursing practice. The program develops nursing competence, skills and knowledge in assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of care from a specialist capacity.
- Acute Care Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Emergency Nursing
- Paediatric Nursing
- Professional Nursing
You will be recognised for your expertise and ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in nursing and will have the ability to analyse, critique and synthesise advanced practice in nursing.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, applicants must hold:
- a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) and a GPA of 4 or above AND
- current or temporary unrestricted registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters qualification in nursing or a related area (students admitted with one of these qualifications may be eligible for credit depending upon the courses completed in the prior qualification) AND
- current or temporary unrestricted registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Degrees from overseas institutions must be assessed as equivalent to a recognised Australian accredited qualification.
Additional admission requirements
- Critical Care Nursing specialisation:
- Applicants must be working with critical care presentations for a minimum of two days per week.
- Emergency Nursing specialisation:
- Applicants must be working with emergency presentations for a minimum of two days per week.
Note: Please be aware that Griffith University does not arrange registration or employment.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0
- OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
- OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
- OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.
The above requirements are HIGHER than those stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following policy for further information:
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
To be eligible for the award of Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MAdvancedNPrac), a student must acquire 120 credit points for a specialisation.