Monash University

Master of Nursing Practice



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Clayton
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$43,500 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places 4


If you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing from a recognized university, the Master of Nursing Practice at Monash University will help you become a highly skilled healthcare professional, preparing you for a career in this rewarding and well-respected profession.

The program builds on your prior knowledge and skills, allowing you to develop professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and hands-on experience.

According to the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject (Nursing), Monash University is ranked #2 in Australia and #21 in the world.


The Master of Nursing Practice curriculum provides you with the clinical skills, scientific and technical knowledge, and professional understanding and expertise required to practice as a Registered Nurse in contemporary Australian healthcare contexts. Teaching and learning in the Master of Nursing Practice is based on the principles of student-centred adult learning, emphasizing innovation and problem solving, discovery, analysis and integration of information, as well as further developing you as a lifelong learner.

The intensive two-year full-time program is an effective combination theory and practice. Half a study week is spent in the classroom and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply new knowledge quickly.

Monash’s links to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria will give you access to outstanding facilities and allow you to learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0.

You must have extensive pre-existing knowledge in human anatomy, human physiology, or a related area; one 6-credit point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognized tertiary institution. Those without previous studies in anatomy/physiology or related area can take the Monash Human Biology short course.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.


“I like how quickly we got to the hands on learning”

I like how quickly we got to the hands on learning. Facilities on campus, events on campus. I don't like how some of the other course content is delivered.

Monash University Danielle B
Master of Nursing Practice
Monash University, 2022