Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

The University of Melbourne

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $20,832
International: $32,384

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.


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 you can Study:


Study Pathways:

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

Who 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

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year
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Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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