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Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Advanced Practice Nursing

Why choose this course?

QUT's School of Nursing has an established reputation as a provider of postgraduate programs that recognize and respond to priorities in clinical nursing practice and prepare professionals for specialist and leadership positions.

In consultation with industry partners, the school has recently reviewed its postgraduate programs to ensure continued alignment with the industry's need for graduates who demonstrate nursing leadership and advanced practice skills.

The comprehensive content incorporates change management theory, research and project implementation capability, leadership skills, and knowledge for the improvement of practice and service delivery, and the socio-political aspects of contemporary nursing practice.

You will also select a dissertation or project pathway and will opt to major in either health professional education or chronic health care nursing. You may also choose to complete the program with no major and select electives from a wide list that includes the science of pharmacology, health statistics, dementia, and quality management in health.

Campus Information

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus hosts the faculties of Creative Industries, Education, and Health as well as the QUT International College and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call From Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
5 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers and outcomes

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing prepares you for leadership roles in specialist areas of health care. Graduates will demonstrate leadership of teams, autonomy, expert judgment, and the agility to improve healthcare outcomes and service delivery models.

Possible careers

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Executive Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Nursing Director

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Academic entry requirements

You need either:

  • a completed recognized bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale)in nursing; or
  • a completed recognized associate degree in nursing and one of year work experience as a registered nurse (or equivalent).

The Master of Advanced Practice Nursing does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia. International students seeking registration in Australia should contact the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for further advice or consider our Bachelor of Nursing program.