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Friday, May 20th, 2016

Monash University nursing and health sciences scholarships

The Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has established an international reputation for leadership in teaching, research and delivery of clinical and public health services. The faculty is one of the largest in Australia, delivering a variety of postgraduate programs in areas such as medicine, biomedical science, nursing, psychology, medical imaging and radiation sciences, forensic medicine, epidemiology and preventative medicine and social work.

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Study nursing and health sciences at Monash University

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences offers a once-off $4000AUD scholarship for every international student enrolling in one of the following courses:

  • Master of Biomedical and Health Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Peninsula Campus only)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Services Management
  • Master of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

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Learn more about studying Health Sciences at Monash University. Contact OzTREKK for more information about these scholarships at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Why study Master of Nursing Practice at Monash Nursing School?

If you’re not happy with the direction your career has taken, here’s your chance to explore alternative options for a satisfying, fulfilling and respected profession.

Monash nursing graduates are among the most sought after in the world because of our teaching quality and access to hands on learning in major teaching hospitals. This intensive program gives graduates with non-nursing degrees the opportunity to switch careers and reap the rewards of becoming a highly skilled carer.

The chance it offers to rethink careers is changing the face of nursing, with many more men represented in the course than in nursing generally, where only about 10 per cent of nurses are male.

Monash University Nursing School

Study nursing at Monash University

The Master of Nursing Practice is an effective blend of theory and practice, with about half your study week spent in class and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply and reinforce new knowledge quickly.

And with Monash University‘s links to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria, you’ll have access to great facilities and learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.

Monash also leads the way in teaching health educators to teach more effectively and in the use of simulated learning—so skilled instructors help you practise new techniques on dummies before people.

The program is held at the Clayton campus, and is a full-time intensive 18-month course. It offers a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree. This program builds on prior knowledge and skills and facilitates the development of professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and evidence. This is an intensive 18-month course run over four semesters (includes a summer semester). Applicants must show evidence of some previous study in human biology at the university level. The school offers a Human Biology Short Course which is available to those graduates from other disciplines without such evidence.

Clayton campus has approximately 26,000 students and is the largest of all eight campuses. It is located 20 km southeast of Melbourne. The campus offers a rich array of sporting, cultural and educational events and facilities.

Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Clayton campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: July 2015 and February 2016
Duration: 18 months
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications at least three months prior to the program start date.

Entry Requirements for Canadians

Eligible applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have completed prerequisite university subjects in human biology.

Apply to the Monash University Nursing School!

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For more information about the nursing program at Monash University Nursing School, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Monash medicine delegates head to Berlin

Delegates from Monash University will join world leaders in addressing major global health priorities at the 2014 World Health Summit in October. Climate change and health are the top issues to be discussed at this year’s summit, which will be held Oct. 19 – 22 in Berlin.

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Learn more about Monash University

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Christina Mitchell is leading the university’s delegation at the conference.

“The summit is an important forum that enables public health leaders the opportunity to address the greatest health issues facing our world,” Professor Mitchell said.

Throughout the summit, Monash University will host symposia covering a range of topics from demographic change, systems biology and medical education.

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, universities and national academies, organised in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences of more than 67 countries through the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP).

The summit’s mission is to bring together researchers, physicians, leading government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems over the next decade and beyond.

It is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of public health leaders from academia, politics, industry and government.

Popular Schools at Monash University for Canadians

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Would you like more information about studying at Monash University? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

About Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery offers high-quality degrees in a vibrant and supportive learning environment to prepare students for a rewarding career in health care. The school offers courses across three campuses: Berwick, Clayton, and the Peninsula. These include undergraduate (single and double-degrees), honours, postgraduate courses, and PhD studies.

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Study nursing at Monash University

Programs, developed in collaboration with the school’s professional partners, are responsive to the needs of the nursing and midwifery industry and engaging for students.

Monash University Nursing School’s popular postgraduate courses prepare students for advanced general and specialist practice and can be tailored to suit individual career aspirations. Academic staff enjoy an international research profile in areas such as education in nursing, palliative care, mental health, emergency care, midwifery and paediatrics.

Why study Master of Nursing Practice?

If you’re not happy with the direction your career has taken, here’s your chance to explore alternative options for a satisfying, fulfilling and respected profession. This intensive program gives graduates with non-nursing degrees the opportunity to switch careers and reap the rewards of becoming a highly skilled carer.

The chance it offers to rethink careers is changing the face of nursing, with many more men represented in the course than in nursing generally, where only about 10 per cent of nurses are male.

The course is an effective blend of theory and practice, with about half the study week spent in class and the other half in clinical practice, allowing students to apply and reinforce new knowledge quickly.

Monash University is linked to leading research centres and teaching hospitals across metropolitan and regional Victoria, where students have access to great facilities and learn from some of the most experienced and capable medical practitioners and researchers in the country.

The Master of Nursing Practice is held at the Clayton campus, and is a full-time intensive 18-month course. It offers a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree. This program builds on prior knowledge and skills and facilitates the development of professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and evidence. This is an intensive 18-month course run over four semesters (includes a summer semester). Applicants must show evidence of some previous study in human biology at the university level. The school offers a Human Biology Short Course which is available to those graduates from other disciplines without such evidence.

Clayton campus has approximately 26,000 students and is the largest of all eight campuses. It is located 20 km southeast of Melbourne. The campus offers a rich array of sporting, cultural and educational events and facilities.

Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Clayton campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: February 2015 and July 2015
Duration: 18 months
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the Monash University Nursing School to submit their applications at least three months prior to the program start date.

Entry Requirements for Canadians

Eligible applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have completed prerequisite university subjects in human biology.

Apply to the Monash University Nursing School!

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For more information about Monash University Nursing School and the Master of Nursing Practice program, contact Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Australian Nursing Schools

Have a bachelor degree, but not satisfied with the direction your career is taking you? Have you considered a career in health care?

Nursing is considered by many to be a fulfilling and rewarding profession. Even if your bachelor degree is in a non-health-related field, you may still be eligible to apply to a graduate-entry nursing program.

Australian Nursing Schools in Australia

Study nursing at an Australian Nursing School

The graduate-entry nursing master’s degrees offered by the following Australian Nursing Schools are intended for university graduates with a degree in an area other than nursing, who wish to train for a career in nursing. Each Australian nursing program varies in its offering, but they all include clinical placements and are accredited in their respective Australian states.

Monash University Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Practice at Monash University is a professional qualification for graduates with non-nursing degrees provides an intensive, accelerated pathway to a career in general and specialist practice roles in 18 months. The course is an effective blend of theory and practice, with about half your study week spent in class and the other half in clinical practice, allowing you to apply and reinforce new knowledge quickly.

Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: July 2014 and February 2015
Duration: 1.8 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the Monash University Nursing School to submit their applications and before the end September for the February intake.

University of Melbourne Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne is a professional master degree that is exceptional preparation for your nursing career. The course reflects the latest developments in contemporary health care, rapidly changing medical and information technologies, consumer demand, and government economic and health policies. The curriculum emphasises significant contemporary health problems identified as National Health Priority Areas: cardiovascular health, cancer control, injury prevention and control, mental health, diabetes mellitus, and asthma.

Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: February 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

University of Queensland Nursing School

The Master of Nursing Studies at the University of Queensland has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study. Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1,010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program.

Program: Master of Nursing Studies
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intakes: February 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

University of Sydney Nursing School

The Master of Nursing at the University of Sydney provides an introduction to the profession of nursing through both clinical and theoretical components for students who wish to become registered nurses. Throughout the course you will gain extensive nursing clinical practice. You will complete 880 clinical hours during your degree. About half of the nursing subjects involving clinical placements in health facilities, both public and private, and in Sydney Nursing School’s clinical laboratories that simulate nursing environments.

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intakes: March 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. Last year, the application deadline for this program was October 11.

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Practicing in Australia

Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.

Returning to Canada to Practice

All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence.

For information about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website, or contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady.

Apply to the following nursing schools in Australia:

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Are you thinking of nursing as your first degree? Check out Bachelor of Nursing programs!

If you have any questions about Australian nursing program, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Monash University researchers deem mobile medical apps risky

Possible risks associated with medical staff using mobile devices and software applications (apps) for professional purposes have been raised in a leading study at Monash University.

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mHealth: what are the risks?

Published in the prestigious European Journal of ePracticeMonash University researchers and senior lecturers in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Jennifer Lindley and Dr Juanita Fernando, raised concerns around the use of smartphones, tablets and software apps in the health care sector.

“While mobile devices provide many benefits to medical, nursing and allied health practitioners and their patients, mobile digital technologies in health care (mHealth) also has identifiable disadvantages and risks,” Ms Lindley said.

The lack of governance and regulatory guidelines relating to the use of mobile devices in medical workplaces was one of the main concerns highlighted in the study.

Some of the benefits of mHealth include more convenient access to patient records through mobility of devices, improved communication between health professionals as well as improved efficiency and decision making; however, the potential risks included infrastructure constraints such as bandwidth availability, distracters including email alerts and advertising banners and privacy and security issues.

“On mobile devices, icon badges, notifications, pop-up alerts and constant availability of emails and internet access lead to distraction,” Dr Fernando said.

Privacy and security issues in health care contexts are of particular concern to all stakeholders because of the sensitive nature of the data stored on the many mobile devices.

Ms Lindley said the development of apps was also ad hoc and frequently undertaken without input or critical appraisal by end-users, and stated that this can result in either variability of features or an app that does not perform the expected function.

Dr Fernando said best practice use of mHealth needed to be incorporated into the education of health care professionals, and curricula needs to provide the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for future professional practice.

“In the case of an adverse event, who precisely is responsible—the app developer, the individual clinician user, the health care provider organization or the government regulators?” Dr Fernando said.

More than a third of physicians and almost three-quarters of nurses use medical apps on smartphones daily for work purposes according to the World Health Organization.

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Have you just completed high school? Will you be finishing high school soon? Check out Monash University Medical School’s undergraduate medical program!

Apply to Monash Medical School’s undergraduate-entry medical program!

Have you already completed an undergraduate degree? Then Monash University Medical School’s graduate medical program is for you!

Apply to Monash Medical School’s graduate-entry medical program!

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Learn more about Monash Medical School and about its application timelines. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

OzTREKK Funny Friday

A police officer was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well; however, the officer kept feeling something pulling at the hairs on his chest.

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Beware of the sharp attack!

Worried that it might be a second surgery the doctors hadn’t told him about, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown down far enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable.

Taped firmly across his hairy chest were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn’t come off easily.

Written in large black letters was the sentence—

“Get well quick. With love, from the nurse you gave a ticket to last week.”

About Australian Nursing Schools

Canadian and Australian nursing programs at the university level are similar. To become a registered nurse, you need to complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or, alternatively, you can undertake a general undergraduate degree and then progress into a two-year, graduate-entry master’s degree.

The graduate-entry nursing master’s degrees offered by OzTREKK‘s Australian Nursing Schools are intended for university graduates with a degree in an area other than nursing who wish to train for a career in nursing.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nurse
This group includes registered nurses, psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program awaiting registration (graduate nurses). They provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing.

They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, community agencies, companies and private homes, or they may be self-employed.

Example Titles
Clinical nurse
Community health nurse
Critical care nurse
Graduate nurse
Intensive care nurse
Nurse researcher
Nursing consultant
Nursing researcher
Occupational health nurse
Private duty nurse
Registered nurse
Registered psychiatric nurse

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For more information about how to become a nurse, including nursing program entry requirements, application deadlines, how to apply to nursing school in Australia, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

 

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Monash University Nursing School applications are open for 2014

Monash University Nursing School applications are open for the 2014 intake via OzTREKK!

Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM) is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The Monash Nursing School is one of the leading schools of nursing and midwifery in Australia and enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.

The Monash University Nursing School offers both the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing Practice and the graduate-level Master of Nursing Practice.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing Practice
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline for this nursing program, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash University to submit their applications before the end of September 2013 for the February 2014 intake.

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants must have completed a high school diploma. A minimum GPA of 71% in the best six Ontario Grade 12 subjects or equivalent for students from other provinces. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered. Applicants must also have passed Grade 12 English and Grade 11 Math.

Apply to the Bachelor of Nursing Practice program at the Monash University Nursing School!

Program: Master of Nursing Practice
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February and July
Duration: 1 year, 8 months
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline for this nursing program, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash to submit their applications before the end of September 2013 for the February 2014 intake.

Entry Requirements: Eligible applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants must have completed prerequisite university subjects in human biology.

Apply to the Master of Nursing Practice program at the Monash University Nursing School!

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Find out more about the Monash University School of Nursing and Midwifery!

For more information about how to become a nurse, including nursing program entry requirements, application deadlines, how to apply to nursing school in Australia, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady or Admissions Manager Beth McNally.

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or Beth at beth@oztrekk.com; or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about nursing programs at Australian universities.