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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Nursing Practice

Elevate your nursing career and prepare to take on leadership roles with the Master of Nursing Practice. This degree helps you build advanced clinical decision-making skills to improve health service delivery in your workplace.

Open the door to roles in advanced practice, education, leadership and management, policy, and research.

If you want to improve the quality and safety of your patient care, the Master of Nursing Practice can help you take your career to the next level. This flexible degree puts you in control of your learning, with:

  • the opportunity to choose either coursework or minor thesis pathway
  • exit points available at both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma

Throughout the Master of Nursing Practice, you will be challenged to look at nursing from a new perspective while building your knowledge and skills in leadership, governance, research, education, critical thinking, and decision making.

Deakin’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) is a leader in clinical care, quality, and risk management, and has researchers within six of Victoria’s major health services. Research from QPS is used alongside the industry that needs to shape the course curriculum. Course material is evidence-based, patient-focused, and informed by academics, researchers, and clinical experts who are leaders in their fields.


  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 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

Graduates of the Master of Nursing Practice will be well placed to take advantage of this demand. Depending on the units you have completed, your expertise will allow you to pursue a range of roles, including:

  • clinical nurse educator
  • clinical nurse specialist
  • associate or unit manager
  • research roles
  • critical care nurse
  • intensive care nurse
  • cardiac care nurse
  • emergency care nurse
  • perioperative nurse
  • anesthetic nurse.

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.

Mandatory student checks

Students in specialty courses i.e. critical care, perioperative nursing, intensive care, emergency, and cardiac care nursing are employed by health services where a National Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check are required for employment.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.