Study nursing

Specialise or upskill your nursing career.

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Expand your knowledge and skills and develop your career in nursing. You can enhance your practice in a broad range of fields including mental health, palliative care, aged care, immunisation and rheumatology.

We also offer leadership-related courses for nurses who want to pursue roles such as nurse educator, nurse unit manager or clinical nurse consultant.

For a limited time only, you can also take advantage of the Victorian Government scholarship for nurses. This scholarship is available to all new domestic students enrolling in 2023 to cover partial course costs for studies in areas of need including intensive care, cancer care, paediatrics and nurse practitioner specialities. See our related courses below.

The program gives you access to world-class clinical and theoretical study, leading to a globally recognised Australian nursing accreditation. 2 years full-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Lead health service developments and oversee dynamic changes to nursing practice in a way that creates change at a population level. 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time. Mixed-mode attendance.

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Upon graduating, nurses can assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to nursing practice. 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Enhance your knowledge of epidemiology, health issues related to incontinence, and the anatomy, applied anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant for the assessment and treatment of incontinence. 1 year part-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as an endorsed Nurse Practitioner. 2 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Develop a sound understanding of the theory and scientific advances that underpin the comprehensive care and management of people affected by cancer. 1 year part-time. Online.

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Created in response to the growing need for specialist nurses with excellence in mental health, the course is based on the National Framework for Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Education developed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing. 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. Online.

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On completion of this course, you will have the clinical competence to practise paediatric nursing as benchmarked against the Australian Standards of Practice for Children and Young People’s Nurses. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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This course delivers comprehensive and evidenced-based education in chronic disease management, preventive health, and advanced nursing practice. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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Gain skills and evidence-based knowledge needed to provide specialist care in a high-pressure, constantly changing emergency department environment. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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Why study nursing?

  • #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings)
  • Benefit from industry links and research networks, including The Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Austin Health, Western Health, Northern Health and more.
  • Study nursing courses endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and informed by the Australian National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) 

Thomas Jones

“I had been working in advanced clinical nursing roles for a few years, and wanted to build upon my practical experience and take the step towards becoming a nurse practitioner. I work with other nurses who studied at Melbourne University and had a good experience, so I decided to study here. It can be challenging to balance full-time work with part-time study, but flexible learning arrangements with the blend of online and face to face learning have helped me to achieve some balance. The course helped me to plan and implement some clinical practice changes that I believe will greatly improve care for vulnerable patients and has also allowed me to develop essential leadership skills needed to lead change. ”

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