Advanced Clinical Nursing - M6031

Advanced Clinical Nursing

Expert master degree

The Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing, offered by Nursing and Midwifery, prepares nurses for leadership roles in a clinical specialisation. Specialisations include emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing, perioperative nursing, medical-surgical nursing, paediatric emergency nursing, paediatric intensive care nursing, paediatric nursing, and Nurse Practitioner. Clinical specialisations require concurrent employment as a registered nurse in the area. 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.

The Master of Nurse Practitioner prepares Registered Nurses already working at an ‘advanced nursing practice’ level within their specialty area, to expand their scope of practice further to that of a Nurse Practitioner (NP). The degree provides the foundation for registered nurses to work autonomously in advanced and extended clinical practice roles in hospitals and community settings in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Graduates from this course will be academically eligible to seek endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA as this degree satisfies the educational requirements for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under Pathway 1 and 2. Details of requirements for endorsement can be obtained at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • Multi-modal at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
  • Multi-modal at Peninsula: Full time & part time
Note:

Please note: Students studying in the on-campus mode attend both the Clayton and the Peninsula campuses and some travel between campuses is expected.

Duration
Duration 1 or 1.5 years (full time) or 2 or 3 years (part time) depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
First semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing, Master of Nurse Practitioner
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

CSP Now Available

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course.

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:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian bachelor  degree (or equivalent) in nursing.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.0 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including nursing.

Nurse Practitioner specialisation (only):

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in nursing and a postgraduate award in the specialty area you wish to become endorsed (Graduate Certificate or equivalent).

Please note that the Nurse Practitioner specialisation is 48 points and only available part-time

Please note that the Medical Surgical Nursing, and Paediatric Nursing are only available part-time

English requirements

Level B
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

  • Application letter advising specialisation.
  • Certified evidence of current nursing registration.
  • Certified copy of the transcript of results/previous education achievements.
  • Letter of support from employer (where applicable).

Additional requirements for Nurse Practitioner specialisation only:

  • Current nursing registration with NMBA
  • A minimum of 2 years FTE as a RN in the specialty area the student wishes to become endorsed within AND 2 years FTE of current ‘advanced nursing practice’ in this same specialty area
  • The student needs to be working in their area of specialty as a supernumerary Nurse Practitioner student or at an 'advanced practice level' at least 3 days/week during the Course.
  • Written evidence of employer support for a minimum of 300 hours of supernumerary integrated professional practice that provides exposure to a range of healthcare experiences relevant to the students’ learning needs and enables students achievement of the Nurse Practitioner Standards for Practice. These hours need to be mapped in the students ‘Clinical Log’. This time can be in a paid/ non—paid capacity.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A Specialist nursing practice studies, Part B Research and advanced scholarly practice.

Making the application

Future students

Note: CSP places are subject to availability and eligibility

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6031

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6031

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Current Monash students

No, this course does not allow transfers

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2021 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$4500

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$24,900

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 costs and fees

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