The University of Melbourne

Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The course offers a clinical practice component focused on a selected specialty area of nursing. Admission is based on at least one year of paid employment as a Registered Nurse working in acute or sub-acute healthcare facility within the five years prior to applying for the course, plus current employment and clinical support in a work environment that provides clinically relevant experience in the selected specialty area of nursing.

Designed for

Nurses keen to upgrade qualifications, develop new professional roles, devise new models of care, oversee dynamic changes to practice or nurses keen to seek endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Structure

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice is a graduate coursework degree consisting of 100 points. It prepares graduates to be clinically proficient, professionally articulate and ready to assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to practice. Two streams are offered: Coursework - 4 x 12.5cp Core Subjects, 2 x 12.5cp Elective Subjects 1x 25cp Capstone subject. Minor Thesis 1 x 25cp Research Subject, 2 x 25cp Minor Thesis and 25cp of elective subjects.

Subjects

  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in nursing or equivalent
  • At least one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse within the five years prior to application
  • Current unrestricted registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • At least one year of documented clinical experience within the five years prior to application in an acute care setting
  • Graduate certificate in an area of specialty nursing practice.

Study pathways

Study Pathway Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice Study Pathway PhD Master of Philosophy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $20,832
International: $20,832
Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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