Master of Advanced Nursing

Monash University

The Master of Advanced Nursing, offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, will prepare students for leadership roles in clinical nursing, management and education. Clinical specialisations include emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing and nurse practitioner. These specialties require concurrent employment as a registered nurse in the area. The course helps students develop advanced practice knowledge and leadership in specialist practice. It will equip students with skills to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate health care, and formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,800
International: $66,000

Entry Requirements:

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 cognate discipline with at least a credit (60%) average. Additional Selection Criteria: Application letter advising specialisation. Certified evidence of current nursing registration. Certified copy of the transcript of results/previous education achievements. Additional selection criteria for Australian Nursing Studies Specialisation Be an overseas qualified nurse with a qualification that is equivalent to that required of a degree qualified Australian trained registered nurse; Provide a personal letter of eligibility to undertake a registered nurse bridging program from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency; Have practised as a registered nurse in an acute care* ward for at least one year within the 5 years prior to the application; Have 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 (see course requirements for more information); * 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).


The program can be taken by coursework, or coursework and a project or thesis. Courses of study are individually planned according to each student's career path plan. Themes are comprehensive and cover case management in health care; mental health concepts and practice; therapeutic medication management; acute cardio-respiratory management; emergency nursing; health promotion and education.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-emergency*; Nursing-advanced; Nursing-intensive care*; Nursing-mental health*; Nursing-education; Nursing-leadership and management; Nursing-nurse practitioner*; Nursing-perioperative*. *These specialisations are only available to domestic students

Study Pathways:

Early exits available at graduate Certificate or graduate diploma levels. Graduates can progress onto a specialist master degree or, in the case of those who complete the research stream (overall average of HD), a PhD.

Further information:

Mandatory requirements for Australian Nursing Studies only: Immunisations, Police and Working with Children check Note: Students can also exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing or a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing Management if they meet the requirements.


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Who for:

Registered nurses

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Peninsula No info Yes Full time 2 years
Peninsula No info Yes Part time 4 years
Clayton No info Yes
Clayton No info Yes Part time 4 years
Clayton No info Yes Full time 2 years
Peninsula No info Yes

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