Advanced Nursing - M6006

Advanced Nursing

Expert master degree

This course, offered by Nursing and Midwifery, prepares nurses for leadership roles in management, education, disaster nursing and Australian nursing studies. The course enables development of advanced practice knowledge and leadership in specialist practice including skills to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate health care, as well as the ability to formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society. Graduates are employed in a wide range of general and specialist clinical, educational and healthcare environments in senior positions and contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities, in addition to the development of the profession.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • 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, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date Semester One (February), Semester Two (July)
Qualification Master of Advanced Nursing
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

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:


"Completion of this course has made me a better and more desirable ICU nurse. I apply the skills I’ve learnt throughout the course every day on shift and I am able to share specialist knowledge and skills I’ve gained with new students and my peers."

- Chloe, Master of Advanced Nursing graduate

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete – Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 2: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nursing with at least a credit (60%) average.

and

A minimum of two years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience in nursing;

Entry level 3: 48 points to complete – Duration: 1.0 years full-time, 2 years part-time.

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with at least a credit (60%) average.

English requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with individual scores required for: Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Writing: 6, Speaking: 6; or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 18.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

  • Application letter advising specialisation.
  • Certified evidence of current nursing registration.

OR

for the Australian Nursing Studies specialisation

  • A personalised letter from Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency outing eligibility for bridging program
  • Certified copy of the transcript of results/previous education achievements.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Australian nursing studies specialisation:

  • Be overseas qualified nurses with a qualification that is equivalent to that required of an degree qualified Australian trained registered nurse;
  • Deemed eligible by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency to undertake a registered nurse bridging program;
  • Have practised as a registered nurse in an acute care* ward for at least one year within the 5 years prior to the application;
  • An interview will be required as part of the selection process.
  • These are minimum requirements, admissions to this course are competitive and applicants may need to meet a higher requirement to be offered a place.

As this course specialisation is quota restricted not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be offered a place.

* Acute care refers to clinical health-care functions, including medical care, emergency medicine, trauma care, pre-hospital emergency care, acute care surgery, critical care/ intensive care, urgent care and short-term inpatient stabilisation (or at discretion of course coordinator).

Additional course requirement:

Students must have a current Police and Working with Children checks regarding their suitability to undertake such placements; and obtain relevant vaccinations and infectious disease screening tests prior to clinical placements (Mandatory Compliance).

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6006

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

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

A$23,900

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.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. 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.

The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Specialist nursing practice studies and Part B. Research and advanced scholarly practice. All students complete Part A and B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part B or a combination of both.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing: you'll need to successfully complete a total 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.

Note: students who are exiting with the Australian Nursing Studies specialisation must have completed NUR5112 and NUR5113 to be compliant with AHPRA bridging requirements for an internationally qualified nursing registration.