Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (MANP) at the University of Melbourne allows masters-prepared nurses to assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to nursing practice.

As a clinically proficient and professionally articulate MANP graduate, you will be prepared to make your mark on the profession and on health care with the skills required to develop, implement and undertake new and innovative practices within established legislative and professional boundaries of Advanced Nursing Practice.

On completion of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice graduates will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research literature related to a chosen specialty field of advanced nursing practice
  • The ability to analyse key social and political influences on the delivery of specialist and advanced nursing practice
  • 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 advanced nursing practice
  • Knowledge and skills to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to specialty and advanced nursing practice

Course description

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice is a graduate coursework degree consisting of 100 points, normally taking twelve months of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The first year of study provides the opportunity for students to extend their existing nursing knowledge and develop skills in specialty practice.

The second year of study builds on specialisation by focusing on advanced practice skills and knowledge. Specifically, it will prepare students for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare.

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