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 of theory and practice. For part of your study, half a study week is spent in the classroom and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply new knowledge quickly.

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 (International students)

Qualifications

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

All applicants must have completed either:

  • one 6 credit point unit of study in human anatomy /physiology or a related area from any recognised tertiary institution
  • the Monash Human Biology short course which has been assessed as equivalent to this requirement.

For further details see: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/nursing/study/humanbiology

Applicants who are already registered Nurses in Australia or overseas are not eligible to be considered for this course.

English entry 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

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).

Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.

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.

International fee

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

A$39,000

Fee information specific to this course

Ausstudy (Domestic students only)

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments fromCentrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 068373J