Federation University Australia is working with the regional Victorian health sector to boost its nursing capacity with the launch of a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course.

The course is designed for highly skilled registered nurses who have been working in a specialty area in the sector.

Nurse Practitioners can conduct advanced health assessments, order and interpret diagnostic tests, refer patients to specialists and prescribe medication.

The course has been designed specifically for experienced Registered Nurses working clinically while they study and will be delivered part-time, online over two years, with face-to-face learning periods at the Churchill and Berwick campuses to develop advanced practice skills.

It is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and designed by experienced nurse practitioners and academics in collaboration with industry partners from public and private organisations.

Industry partnerships are a key element of Federation’s co-operative education model, where all courses from the end of 2025 will be designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with industry, and where students will receive work integrated learning to give them a valuable head-start in their career.

Upon graduation, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) students will be eligible for endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), authorising them to provide life-changing health services and help transform the health of their community.

For more information about the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), visit https://study.federation.edu.au/course/DNP9