The Master of Nursing Practice will provide a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained an 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. It will run over 4 semesters, rather than 6 semesters required of the Bachelor of Nursing. The course is run over four semesters (including summer semester) with two intakes per year. Applicants will be graduates of a degree program in another discipline, and must show evidence of some previous study in Human Biology at tertiary level. The course will run on campus from the Clayton campus. Additionally this course has been developed using guidelines set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council and by the Nurses Board of Victoria, thus ensuring the continuing professional relevance of the course.
This course is designed to be offered from the Clayton campus: a complementary course to the pre-registration courses offered at Gippsland and Peninsula. This course will appeal to university graduates looking for a clinical specialty such as nursing as it offers an accelerated 4 semester program. The School has been receiving increasing requests at open days, nursing expos, and by direct contact for such a course. This course targets students who have previously attained an undergraduate degree and who are looking for a clinical specialty. The degree has a health services management component enabling graduates to accelerate their professional nursing career after graduation.Duration, campus, fees and application information