Nursing - M6016


Master degree

Note The Master of Nursing is new for 2017. This course replaces the Master of Nursing Practice, which was offered in 2016.

If you’ve completed an Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university, the Master of Nursing will help you become a highly skilled healthcare professional, preparing you for a career in this rewarding and well-respected profession.

The program builds on your prior knowledge and skills, allowing you to develop professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and hands-on experience.

Nurses are an integral part of any health system and the Master of Nursing at Monash will prepare you for work in healthcare institutions both in Australia and internationally. Upon graduation you will have the knowledge and skills required to become a registered nurse. You can choose to work in a number of specialty areas – such as acute care, paediatrics and medical-surgical nursing.

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration: 2 years (full time)
Start date: First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Master of Nursing

The intensive two-year full time program is an entry-to-practice degree for graduates with non-nursing backgrounds. The program is an effective combination theory and practice. Half a study week is spent in the classroom and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply new knowledge quickly.

Monash's links to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria will give you access to outstanding facilities and allow you to learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.

This quality teaching and access to hands-on learning in major teaching hospitals at Monash makes our graduates among the most sought after in the world.

The Master of Nursing is not a postgraduate degree to build on prior nursing studies. If you have already completed an Undergraduate nursing degree and are seeking to undertake further study to advance your practice or pursue research options we encourage you to consider the Master of Advanced Nursing.

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.


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.