Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

      The experience


      The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice provides students with the confidence and skills to deliver the best possible healthcare to patients. Building on your specialty nursing practice qualification, Masters-prepared nurses will assume a major responsibility in developing professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to practice.

      The day-to-day experience

      The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice offers a flexible course delivery with a focus on strong leadership skills and networking. You are in control of the way you learn with flexible options to study both on campus or online. Many subjects can also be delivered as intensives, ideal for those on shift work.

      You have the option to complete your degree with coursework or a minor thesis, either on campus or online to suit your work schedule and preferences.

      The course brings together nurses from a range of areas, enabling you to build a rich and diverse professional network, along with strong clinical partnerships.


      The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice will add value to your current role, and empower you seek more senior roles. Graduating from this degree will also allow you to showcase your desire to oversee dynamic change to the practice of care and nursing for patients in need.

      Hear what our students have to say about the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice:

      Chris Williams, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Minor Thesis), (2017)

      Royal Melbourne Hospital Graduate Nursing Association Prize

      Paediatric oncology nurse consultant, Royal Children's hospital

      With a background of Paediatrics, Chris has found the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice to be valuable in consolidating his understanding of research and to apply evidence-based practice to his nursing role. Chris has valued the opportunity to be away from the clinical area and have time to reflect on practice to apply it to his thesis.  Chris is currently working in the Royal Children’s Hospital, he is inspired by his patients and their families, and intends on continuing his minor thesis to a PhD.

      Hannah Jones, Master of Advanced Nursing Graduate, 2016

      Clinical support nurse (Education) and a neonatal clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Women's hospital neonatal intensive special care unit.

      Why was it important for you to do Master of Advanced Nursing?

      "Master of Advanced Nursing Practice has helped me to understand and be able to apply research to my practice and to see research as being able to inform practice in a valuable way.The Masters has also opened up new career opportunities in research and education. I now have a role in education, which is something I have always had an interest it."

      What have you enjoyed about the Master of Advanced Nursing?

      "I am inspired by working with the families and the babies and other nurses, applying the learning from the course, and becoming an all-round multi-skilled nurse who has confidence in my abilities and a greater support person because of this.

      One highlight was that the Masters allowed me to take part in a research project under close supervision and with great support. I was supported to design a research project, and then see that project take shape and become an important contribution to nursing clinical practice. I found the support from the University to be fantastic. My supervisor in particular was my rock throughout the Masters Year. And my teacher for the Diploma year, was an amazing support.

      The course taught me many skills, but learning about the world of research was a big one. The course provided a very good foundation in research skills that has helped informed my nursing clinical practice and has given me more confidence in handling statistics and academic writing.

      The campus is amazing! I love the open spaces and the beautiful green grounds. The support from the whole University was fantastic. This ranged from other students, to the nursing staff, to the librarians!"