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:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

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

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

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

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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