Nursing Practice - M6016

Nursing Practice

Professional entry master degree

If you’ve completed an Australian bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field other than nursing from a recognised university, the Master of Nursing Practice 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 Practice 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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At a glance

Course Details

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

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 Practice 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.

Paula's story

Meet Paula, one of our Master of Nursing Practice students and discover why she chose Monash to fast-track her nursing career.

Become a future healthcare leader

“This course has given me the tools that I need to answer some of the most challenging health problems facing my community here and back at home.” Yadasa, current nursing student

“As a mature age student the Masters is ideal as it offers fast-track learning, with continuous clinical placement experience. Students are on the ward within a month of starting and I’ve already gained valuable experience on both surgical and acute medical wards.”
Paula, current nursing student

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

To be eligible for admission, you must have

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent excluding an Australian Bachelor of Nursing) with at least a credit (60%) average

and  have completed either

  • A minimum of one six-credit-point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognised tertiary institution or
  • The Monash Human Biology short course

This course may be suitable for overseas nurses who wish to study nursing at a Group of Eight university in Melbourne and provides a broad educational foundation for general nursing practice and pathways to future professional employment.

English requirements

Level C
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 20 Equivalent approved English test

This course also accepts the Monash English Bridging Program as meeting the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Police checks

Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.

Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

Drug Administration Policy

Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic). The School of Nursing and Midwifery have formulated a policy and students should be aware of the drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. Refer to the faculty's clinical guidelines webpage.

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Making the application

Future students

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

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6016

Semester Two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6016

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6566

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

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

A$28,000

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.