Nurse Practitioners are dynamic and highly skilled health professionals working within advanced practice roles to deliver a definitive patient centred approach. Utilising collaborative yet autonomous models of care the Nurse Practitioner expands current service delivery through the independent assessment, diagnosis and management of patients. Specialising in clinical streams across the spectrum of healthcare the Nurse Practitioner is an inspirational leader, clinician and educator capable of facilitating change within the contemporary healthcare setting.

There is currently significant demand for Nurse Practitioners throughout the Australian context to assist in meeting the needs of the population. Start your journey now and study this program flexibly through the University of Queensland with online study options, and the support of experienced Nurse Practitioners and academics to mentor your progress.

Whilst remaining employed within your clinical area throughout the duration of study, engage in clinically relevant content to build capacity and skill through the completion of 300 hours of dedicated supernumerary integrated professional practice as part of the program under the guidance of a dedicated clinical support team.

Information sessions are held regularly throughout the year for this program. Please contact for more information.

Master of Nurse Practitioner Overview

Application Pack (PDF, 492KB)

How to Apply

Students should complete the Master of Nurse Practitioner Application Pack (PDF, 492KB) and submit it along with the required supporting documents (listed below) via the online portal. The program code for the Master of Nurse Practitioner is 5677.

 Documents to be submitted with your application:

  • Completed Application Pack
  • Certified copies of your Academic Transcripts (Certified by Justice of the Peace or Commissioners for Declarations).
  • Evidence of your current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Curriculum Vitae – this should be current and include relevant work experience with dates and whether employment was full or part-time.
  • Evidence of active involvement in professional activity.
Clinical Support Team (CST)

The UQ program requests that CST members and the CM be employed at a minimum of 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) to enable consistent supervision and assessment in practice. The nurse practitioner student will be working closely with their team to expand and further develop their clinical skills, decision-making, critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, patient management, and professional practice.

CST should include either Nurse Practitioners or senior medical officers with experience in the education of advanced practice roles.