Advanced Nursing - M6006

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

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
See course requirements

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.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

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

Making the application


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


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

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


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

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.


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.