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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

About the Melbourne Department of Nursing

The Melbourne Department of Nursing was established in 1996 with a focus on postgraduate and specialist research focused clinical education. Its location in the vibrant and creative interdisciplinary environment of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences facilitates their focus on inter-professional practice in all programs and particularly in the research and leadership oriented graduate entry-to-practice program, the Master of Nursing Science. Melbourne’s clinical education program is supported by strong relationships with a number of key metropolitan and rural clinical agencies.

Melbourne Department of Nursing

Learn more about studying at the Melbourne Department of Nursing

The small size of the department permits an intense focus on research and integration of research into practice. The Melbourne Department of Nursing is research-led academic department in which an evidence base is implanted in all of our functions. They have robust research relationships with key health providers including Melbourne Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital.

The department has a significant research profile and close local and national links with important human service and health agencies in the government and non-government sectors, professional bodies and other major nursing departments internationally. They house the active and influential Centre for Psychiatric Nursing. The department is recognised as a leader in nursing research and education in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February/March
Duration: 2 years

The Master of Nursing Science comprises 200 credit points over 5 semesters of full time study, including a seven-week summer semester. All subjects are compulsory. All classes are on campus and supported with online learning materials. Several subjects have associated clinical practice or procedural skills and laboratory requirements.

Admission requirements

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent, completed not more than 10 years prior to the date of application; or
  • an older undergraduate degree and either more recent graduate study that demonstrates current capacity for graduate study or five years of documented relevant work experience.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance and, where relevant, work experience. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Selection and Admission into Graduate Research Courses Policy.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Nursing School!

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For more information about the Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith at adam@oztrekk.com.

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!

Monday, April 28th, 2014

About the University of Melbourne Master of Nursing Science

Melbourne Nursing School has developed the Master of Nursing Science program around four interrelated themes:

University of Melbourne Nursing School

OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady on her visit to Melbourne Uni

  1. Approaches to learning and teaching
  2. Research-based practice
  3. Clinical skill acquisition
  4. Contextualised, integrated health care delivery

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.

The Melbourne Nursing School takes a research-oriented approach to practice. This approach encourages systematic development of clinical skills using evidence-based learning, an understanding of the close links between theory and practice, and the ability to undertake self-directed lifelong learning.

Teaching is based on up-to-date research which allows students to apply the most relevant theory to their practice to ensure best practice and best patient outcomes. In the final semester, following theoretical and clinical preparation, students will undertake a specialist elective subject in their area of interest and a capstone practice subject to consolidate theoretical and practical knowledge.

Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 2 years

Key Dates for 2015 Entry

Application closing date for International Students Friday, October 31, 2014
Offers dispatched Monday, November 24, 2014
Deadline for accepting offer Friday, December 5, 2014
Deadline for enrolling and/or meeting offer conditions (if applicable) Friday, February 13, 2015
Orientation between February 24 – 27, 2015
Classes commence Monday, March 2, 2015

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Master of Nursing Science:

  • a three-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline, completed within 10 years of application. Where this degree is older than 10 years, the Selection Committee will call for curriculum vitae and consider any graduate study completed in the intervening period to determine current capacity for graduate study, or significant relevant professional experience of greater than five years full-time equivalent.
  • meet the University’s English language requirements.

From all applicants, the Selection Committee will also call for

  • the contact details of two professional referees; and
  • a supporting statement from applicants indicating their reasons for and ability to undertake the Master of Nursing Science.

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

My bachelor degree was not related to nursing or health sciences. Can I still apply?

The Human Anatomy Preparation course introduces students to the structure and function of the human body. It provides the essential basis for understanding the cellular building blocks of the body and the relationships between scientific principles and laws. Students are introduced to cells, tissues and organs, and this program explores the structure and function of body systems. Online schedule:

  • Commencing May 5, 2014 with final exam on June 20, 2014
  • Commencing July 28, 2014 with final exam on September 12, 2014
  • Commencing October 13, 2014 with final exam on November 28, 2014

Apply to the University of Melbourne Nursing School!

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For more information about the Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Nursing Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

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.

Australian Nursing Schools

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!

 

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

New Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Leading international medical researcher Professor Stephen Smith has been appointed Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Currently Vice-President (Research) at Nanyang Technological University, Professor Smith was also founding dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint initiative of Nanyang Technological University and Imperial College London set to open in August this year.

Professor Smith led the establishment of the first Academic Health Science Centre in the UK while Principal of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and then served simultaneously for four years as Chief Executive of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

He has been a pioneer in developing integrated health and research strategies at a number of leading British medical institutions, including Cambridge University where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biology, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2009 Professor Smith was ranked among the top 30 most powerful people in National Health Service management policy and practice in England. Professor Smith holds an MBBS, MD and a DSc from the University of London respectively. He also holds an MA from the University of Cambridge.

University of Melbourne Provost, Professor Margaret Sheil said she was delighted to have someone of Professor Smith’s calibre leading the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

“Stephen brings great international experience in the medical sphere and a commitment to lead in a dynamic learning and teaching environment,” she said.

“This is a fantastic appointment for the university and for medical research and education in Australia. Professor Smith was a pioneer of the concept of academic health science centres in the UK and brings with him a wealth of expertise as we seek to build on that concept in the Australian context.”

Professor Smith says he is “looking forward to the opportunity to lead the world-class faculty at Melbourne and work with the university and surrounding hospitals and institutes in the next phase of some very exciting developments.”

Professor Smith will start at the University of Melbourne in September. He succeeds Professor James Angus AO who is retiring after nearly a decade leading the faculty. Professor Sheil said Professor Angus would leave an impressive legacy as Dean.

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Find out more about studying at the Melbourne Medical School, the Melbourne Dental School, and about Health Sciences programs at the University of Melbourne.

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

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

University of Melbourne Nursing School applications are open for 2014

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

The University of Melbourne Department of Nursing aims to lead the development of practice knowledge in nursing through the quality of the contribution of our students and staff to research, learning and teaching, and partnerships with the community.

Melbourne’s nursing curriculum has a strong emphasis on contemporary health care and clinical governance, and prepares students for practice in a modern and complex nursing environment where nurses continue to take leadership roles. Nursing students undertake a specialist elective subject in the final semester, allowing them to further develop their areas of interest.

The Master of Nursing Science is a professional master degree that is exceptional preparation for a nursing career.  The Master of Nursing Science recognizes the nature of contemporary health care delivery in light of the impact of rapidly changing medical and information technologies, consumer demand and government economic and health policies. It offers graduates a higher-level degree with enhanced learning outcomes while meeting the requirements for nursing registration.

Program: Master of Nursing Science
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA

Entry Requirements: Admission requirements for the Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne include

  • a three-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline, completed within 10 years of application. Where this degree is older than 10 years, the Selection Committee will call for curriculum vitae and consider any graduate study completed in the intervening period to determine current capacity for graduate study, or significant relevant professional experience of greater than five years full-time equivalent.
  • meet Melbourne’s English language requirements.

From all applicants, the Selection Committee will also call for

  • the contact details of two professional referees; and
  • a supporting statement from applicants indicating their reasons for and ability to undertake the Master of Nursing Science.

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Apply to the Master of Nursing Science at the University of Melbourne Nursing School!

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Find out more about the University of Melbourne Nursing School!

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.