How much does a nurse practitioner training programme cost?
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By the end of 2018, all new nurses will be required to take the NFP training course, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Australia (NMCA).
That means it’s a good time to look at the cost of the NSP training.
The NSP is a nurse-led education course that trains young women and men to become midwives.
It’s a much lower-cost option for those wanting to train as a nurse and midwife.
The training costs $35,000 per student, or about $40,000 if you take a four-year diploma, according the NMCA.
It can take up to five years to complete the course, depending on the level of training you’re seeking.
“Nursing is a profession, and the cost is what the cost per hour is,” says Anne Beech, a senior research fellow at the NSCA.
“The cost of training a nurse is not the same as the cost to train a midwife.”
For example, a nurse could earn $18,000 as a midwifer and still be able to live off her wages and support her family.
The cost of teaching a nurse to practise as a doctor could be about $80,000.
That’s because the NCP can teach new nurses to be doctors as well as midwives, or it can train midwives to become doctors.
But for some, that’s not enough.
“For people who are wanting to start as midwitches or nurse practitioners, they’re not going to be able get a good enough degree in any of the disciplines,” says Dr Beech.
“So the NMP training is probably not the right place for them.”
The NCP’s NFP Training Course is offered in a range of different languages.
You can find out how much it costs by visiting their website.
The Nursing and Health Care Council of Victoria (NHCV) has its own online NSP Training Course.
It costs $38,000 to complete.
“They’re offering a number of different training options in English and another two in French,” says a spokeswoman for the NHCV.
“As the NHS has a long history of nurse-to-midwife trainees and is well known for its nurses, we think it is important that all those nurses and midwives get the training they need.”
But the NHPV is not offering an English-language NSP course, and a French-language course is also offered for free, but costs $25,000 for each of the six languages.
“If they want to offer a language other than English to offer, that would be their prerogative,” the spokeswoman says.
“But we are open to any suggestion.”
So how do you know which nursing courses are best for you?
Well, if you’re thinking about joining a nursing or midwife course, you might want to think about what your career plan is.
“There are a number nursing education courses out there that can help you with your career path, but if you don’t have a career plan, they may not be the right option for you,” says Beech from the NCDC.
“It’s a very good idea to look into the NUP, the NPH, the nursing and midwomanship programme and other programmes.”
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