Master of Nursing Practice

This online programme offered in collaboration with VIA University College, provides you with research training as well as leadership and specialty expertise to prepare you for clinical leadership roles and the requirements necessary to undertake a PhD.


Master's degree


1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time (90 ECTS)

Campus city


Study start

Ongoing start depending on your choice of courses



About the Master of Nursing Practice study programme

  • 90 ECTS. VIA offers this programme in co-operation with Deakin University in Australia.

    Programme start: Ongoing start depending on your choice of courses: See our academic calendar 

    Language: English

    Programme summery: See more information on Deakin University’s web page: Master of Nursing Practice

    The goal of the international master of nursing programme is to broaden and deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge

    As a part of a multidisciplinary health team, nurses move beyond the technical and practical concerns of nursing to provide leadership, research-based practice and advanced decision making.

    This course provides research training as well as leadership and specialty expertise to prepare you for leadership roles as well as the requirements necessary to undertake research degrees.

    You can tailor your studies

    The programme structure is flexible. You can choose from several pathway options that give you the opportunity to tailor your studies to meet your career aspirations.

    Depending on your desired career direction, there are three pathways you can choose between:

    • Leadership and management
    • Advanced clinical practice 
    • Specialty practice (some areas not available to international students)

    Combine your clinical experience with new theory

    Each module offers you the opportunity to work theoretically on basis of your personal professional and clinical experiences. This is true whether you have worked with clinical specialties, management, education or development.

    The programme allows you to tailor your education from the point of view of your practice. Each student will find different modules that reflect his or her own practice.

    Please read more about the unit structure and content on Deakin University´s website: Master of Nursing Practice

  • To enroll for this master’s programme, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent from an approved university or other educational institution.

    You must also have 1-2 years clinical experience.

    You can also apply for credit for prior learning if you have successfully completed other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.

    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin University, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning.

    You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.

    Read more at Deakin University´s website about credit for prior learning

    Language requirements

    For international students, there is a specific English language requirement: IELTS over-all score of 7 with no individual band score less than 7 (or equivalent).

    More information is available at

  • VIA University College offers a Master in Nursing Practice in co-operation with Deakin University in Australia.

    We suggest that you contact us before you apply in order to receive guidance and become part of the virtual study environment for Danish and Nordic students. 

    Submit and track your application directly in the Deakin University Online Applicant Portal

    Please note that you must register in the Deakin system to apply.


    • February 18
    • March 28
    • May 09
    • June 13
    • July 09
    • August 29
    • October 03
    • November 14

    For individual units please see the unit description 

  • Tuition fee:  $24,800 AUD (indicative as a guide only).

    This total has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the programme in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.

    The tuition fee may vary

    Be aware that the actual fees charged by Deakin University for you will depend upon the discipline from which you choose your units.

    You can calculate the cost of each unit from the information about tuition fee at this page

    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of programme delivery and service. Changes in the exchange rates from Danish kroner to Australian dollars may affect the tuition cost as well.

    Online access is included

    Literature, software and online access to the resources is included in the tuition fee. The purchase of a few additional books may be required.

  • The specialisation you choose will correspond to the job opportunities you will have when you finish the programme.

    Several of our masters graduates have gone into education, clinical development and innovation. Quite a few have gone into research studies and PhD studies.


    You can pursue professional opportunities as a:

    • Research assistant
    • Lecturer
    • Head nurse
    • Clinical nurse specialist
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • PhD student


    For further information please contact:

    Dr. Raymond Kolbæk
    T: +45 87 55 22 25

  • Student counselling 

    We suggest that you contact us before you apply in order to receive guidance and become part of the virtual study environment for Danish and Nordic students.

    Danish or Nordic students

    If you are a Danish/Nordic student please contact:

    Nordic master coordinator
    Dr. Raymond Kolbæk
    T: +45 87 55 22 25

    International students

    If you are an international student please contact:

    Course director Dr. Melissa Bloomer
    Master of Nursing Practice Courses
    Faculty of Health, Burwood Campus, Deakin University
    Burwood Victoria
    3125 Australia

    T: +61 3 924 46080


    Contact VIA

    Master in Nursing Practice

    VIA Sygeplejerskeuddannelsen
    Prinsens Allé 2
    8800 Viborg
    Att: Dr. Raymond Kolbæk

    T: +45 87 55 22 25

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