1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:
a Master of Nursing Science, or
a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent qualification); and
at least one year of documented clinical experience as a Registered Nurse within the preceding five years from the time of application.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
prior academic performance
the clinical experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
IELTS (academic English Only): 7.0 (no band less than 7.0),
TOEFL (internet-based test)*: 94, Writing 27, Speaking 24;Reading 24;Listening 24
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65: no communicative skill below 65
The Master of Advanced Nursing at The University of Melbourne prepares nurses with advanced knowledge and practice skills to assume responsibility for establishing new professional roles, devising new models of care and leading dynamic changes to nursing practice.
The first year of study in Master of Advanced Nursing provides the opportunity for students to extend their existing nursing knowledge and develop skills in specialty practice.
The second year of study builds on this specialisation by focusing on advanced practice skills and knowledge and prepare students for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare.
On completion of the Master of Advanced Nursing the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research literature related to Advanced Nursing Practice
Ability to analyse key social and political influences on the delivery of specialist and Advanced Practice Nursing services
The knowledge and skills required to explore and evaluate the status of (and potential for) Advanced Nursing Practice in national and international contexts
Knowledge and skills to support extension to practice and the development of therapeutic and evidence-based nursing interventions in specialty and Advanced Nursing Practice
The skills required to develop, implement and undertake new and innovative practices within established legislative and professional boundaries
Knowledge and skills to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to Advanced Nursing Practice
CRICOS Code: 085339C
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Students must complete all of the core subjects
Presenting Academic Discourse
Clinical Leadership in Context
Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Implementing Evidence for Practice
Evidence in Practice
Students must complete at least one selective subject
Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Applications of Clinical Pharmacology
Master of Advanced Nursing graduates are well placed to pursue highly competitive leadership roles in the healthcare field.
Previous graduates have gone on to clinical leadership roles with added recognition and responsibility within public and private sectors, including:
Nurse unit manager.
University of Melbourne students are ideally placed to take advantage of close research links with top tier researchers in the fields of mental health, emergency, cancer, neonatal and paediatric.
OSHC: 530$ per year