Advanced Nursing - M6006

Advanced Nursing

Expert master degree

This course, offered by Nursing and Midwifery, prepares nurses for leadership roles in management, education, and disaster nursing. 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

  • 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
1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
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)


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

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

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).

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

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 M6006Apply

Self assess for credit eligibility

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


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:


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.


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.


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.