Advanced Nursing

Master degree

The Master of Advanced Nursing, offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will prepare you for leadership roles in clinical nursing, management and education. Clinical specialisations include emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing. These specialties require concurrent employment as a registered nurse in the area. The course helps you develop advanced practice knowledge and leadership in specialist practice. It will equip you with skills to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate health care, and formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society.

Specialisations include:

  • emergency nursing
  • general studies in advanced nursing
  • intensive care nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • nursing education
  • nursing leadership and management

You can also exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing or a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Management if you meet the requirements.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates are employed in a wide range of general and specialist clinical, educational and health care environments in senior positions. They contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities, and the development of the profession.

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At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

Please select a specialisation for more details

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Multi-modal at Clayton: Full time & part time
On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Multi-modal at Peninsula: Full time & part time
Duration: 1.5 years (full time), 3 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Master of Advanced Nursing

Information about fees

Overview

Professional accreditation

Applicants who wish to undertake some clinical streams of study - (Emergency Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing or Nurse Practitioner) will be required to have registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and appropriate clinical employment in an approved clinical agency prior to application. Please see entry requirements that relate to the relevant specialisation for more details. 

Progression to further studies

Students entering at Entry levels 1 and 2 can complete a research thesis (24 points) that will provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing after successful completion of 24 points with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.  Students who complete 24 points from a particular specialisation in Part A will have the name of the specialisation on their transcript.
  • Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing after successful completion of 48 points, with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above. Students who complete 24 points from a particular specialisation in Part A will have the name of the specialisation on their transcript.

Speciality course

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate Nursing degree (or equivalent) with at least 60% average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 3: 48 points to complete – Duration: 1.0 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including Nursing with at least 60% average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra requirements

  • Application letter advising specialisation
  • Certified evidence of current nursing registration
  • Certified copy of transcript of results/previous education achievements
  • Letter of support from employer (where applicable)

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Applications

The closing date for applications for Semester 1 of the following year applications is 01 February.

The closing date for applications for Semester 2 each year is 30 June.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M6006

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6256

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$20,300

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Please note:

Limited CSP places will only be available for the Master of Nursing - Mental Health stream. The CSP places will be awarded on merit and applicants will be notified upon offer to the degree.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

For more information visit the faculty website