|University and Faculty:||University of Melbourne
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
|Program:||Master of Nursing Science|
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville campus, downtown Melbourne|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intakes:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$25,088 AUD (2014)|
The Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) is a professional master degree that is exceptional preparation for your nursing career. It is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (formerly Nurses Board of Victoria). The MNSc 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.
The degree is intensive and accelerates your nursing education, allowing you to complete in two years rather than the three years that is usually required for a Bachelor of Nursing degree.
- A master degree in nursing is a portable qualification, whether you want to work locally, nationally or internationally.
- The curriculum includes a greater ratio of clinical hours to theory than other entry-to-practice nursing degrees. This means that you will graduate with plenty of hands-on practice to prepare you for employment.
- The University of Melbourne offers the only integrated curriculum where you learn clinical skills and theory concurrently. Clinical and bioscience topics are coordinated to enhance your understanding of theory in practice. Students usually attend classes two days per week and clinical placement in the hospital two or three days per week.
- Melbourne's clinical placements are in the largest major metropolitan teaching hospitals ensuring best clinical practice opportunities and research collaborations.
- The university has state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories with up-to-date medical mannequins and equipment, and dedicated laboratory staff to guide your practical skill development. The clinical skills labs are used for classes and you can book them for self-directed learning.
- Specific skill development in clinical research ensures you are confident in utilizing current research to inform your practice and as preparation for research studies.
- Melbourne's curriculum has a strong emphasis on contemporary health care and clinical governance, and prepares you for practice in a modern and complex nursing environment where nurses continue to take leadership roles.
- You will undertake a specialist elective subject in the final semester, allowing you to further develop your areas of interest.
- To consolidate your nursing practice you will undertake a capstone subject in the final semester. This will enable you to apply your knowledge and seek innovative solutions to real clinical problems.
- The university offers excellent on-campus student facilities and a range of student services and opportunities. They are part of the most research-intensive medical faculty in Australia.
- You will be part of a diverse and talented population of students at entry-to-practice, advanced practice and research levels. The University of Melbourne employs internationally recognized nurse researchers with extensive affiliations with renowned research institutes and hospitals. As a nursing student you will have access to the best teachers and researchers with the most up-to-date practice knowledge.
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 MNSc.
The Selection Committee may conduct interviews to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
Total Number of Places in the Program: variable
Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake: TBA
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady