About Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery
The Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers high-quality degrees in a vibrant and supportive learning environment to prepare students for a rewarding career in health care. The school offers courses across three campuses: Berwick, Clayton, and the Peninsula. These include undergraduate (single and double-degrees), honours, postgraduate courses, and PhD studies.
Programs, developed in collaboration with the school’s professional partners, are responsive to the needs of the nursing and midwifery industry and engaging for students.
Monash University Nursing School’s popular postgraduate courses prepare students for advanced general and specialist practice and can be tailored to suit individual career aspirations. Academic staff enjoy an international research profile in areas such as education in nursing, palliative care, mental health, emergency care, midwifery and paediatrics.
Why study Master of Nursing Practice?
If you’re not happy with the direction your career has taken, here’s your chance to explore alternative options for a satisfying, fulfilling and respected profession. This intensive program gives graduates with non-nursing degrees the opportunity to switch careers and reap the rewards of becoming a highly skilled carer.
The chance it offers to rethink careers is changing the face of nursing, with many more men represented in the course than in nursing generally, where only about 10 per cent of nurses are male.
The course is an effective blend of theory and practice, with about half the study week spent in class and the other half in clinical practice, allowing students to apply and reinforce new knowledge quickly.
Monash University is linked to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria, where students have access to great facilities and learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.
The Master of Nursing Practice is held at the Clayton campus, and is a full-time intensive 18-month course. It offers a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree. This program builds on prior knowledge and skills and facilitates the development of professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and evidence. This is an intensive 18-month course run over four semesters (includes a summer semester). Applicants must show evidence of some previous study in human biology at the university level. The school offers a Human Biology Short Course which is available to those graduates from other disciplines without such evidence.
Clayton campus has approximately 26,000 students and is the largest of all eight campuses. It is located 20 km southeast of Melbourne. The campus offers a rich array of sporting, cultural and educational events and facilities.
Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Clayton campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: February 2015 and July 2015
Duration: 18 months
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the Monash University Nursing School to submit their applications at least three months prior to the program start date.
Entry Requirements for Canadians
Eligible applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have completed prerequisite university subjects in human biology.