- Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)
- Entry and participation requirements
About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:
- a Master of Nursing Science; or
- a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent qualification); and
- current general registration as a Registered Nurse with no conditions on registration relating to unsatisfactory professional performance or unprofessional conduct; and
- A minimum of 5 years experience as a registered nurse, with 2 years full time equivalent (FTE) experience in a clinical field and two years FTE of advanced nursing practice in the same clinical field within the last 6 years; and
- Postgraduate qualification (minimum graduate certificate) in this clinical field, or equivalent; and
- Current employment in an advanced clinical nursing practice role in the same clinical field as previous experience and education; and
- Documentation of employer support, primary supervisor commitment, multi-disciplinary clinical development arrangements and access to supernumerary Integrated Professional Practice (IPP) experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
- Advanced standing will be granted on the basis of studies completed outside the course and / or university according to Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293).
- IPP arrangements will be negotiated between the student, employer and the University. Supernumerary IPP may be completed in alternative agencies to the one in which the student is employed. Similar support arrangements will be required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 19 May 2020