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Master of Advanced Nursing
Master of Advanced Nursing

Master of Advanced Nursing

  • ID:UoM6110010
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.

English Requirements

  • 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

Course Information

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

  • Applied Pathophysiology

  • 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

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Applications of Clinical Pharmacology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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:

  • Clinical leader

  • Nurse educator

  • 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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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