About the Melbourne Department of Nursing

11 February 2016

The Melbourne Department of Nursing was established in 1996 with a focus on postgraduate and specialist research focused clinical education. Its location in the vibrant and creative interdisciplinary environment of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences facilitates their focus on inter-professional practice in all programs and particularly in the research and leadership oriented graduate entry-to-practice program, the Master of Nursing Science. Melbourne’s clinical education program is supported by strong relationships with a number of key metropolitan and rural clinical agencies.

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The small size of the department permits an intense focus on research and integration of research into practice. The Melbourne Department of Nursing is research-led academic department in which an evidence base is implanted in all of our functions. They have robust research relationships with key health providers including Melbourne Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital.
The department has a significant research profile and close local and national links with important human service and health agencies in the government and non-government sectors, professional bodies and other major nursing departments internationally. They house the active and influential Centre for Psychiatric Nursing. The department is recognised as a leader in nursing research and education in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.
Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February/March
Duration: 2 years
The Master of Nursing Science comprises 200 credit points over 5 semesters of full time study, including a seven-week summer semester. All subjects are compulsory. All classes are on campus and supported with online learning materials. Several subjects have associated clinical practice or procedural skills and laboratory requirements.
Admission requirements

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent, completed not more than 10 years prior to the date of application; or
  • an older undergraduate degree and either more recent graduate study that demonstrates current capacity for graduate study or five years of documented relevant work experience.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance and, where relevant, work experience. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Selection and Admission into Graduate Research Courses Policy.

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For more information about the Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.