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Monash University Nursing School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Nursing Practice

University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Program: Master of Nursing Practice
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 4.8 million
Student Population: 73,807 (across all campuses)
Campus Location: Clayton Campus, Melbourne
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intakes: February or July
Next Avail. Intake: July 2019
Est. Annual Tuition: $37,500 AUD (2019)

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.

This course encompasses both theoretical units and clinical practice units aimed at graduates from other disciplines. The course is a pre-professional program that on successful completion allows the student to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to register as a Division 1 Registered Nurse. The course is based on the principles of student-centered adult learning principles emphasising innovation and problem solving and further developing students as life-long learners. The principles of flexible learning emphasising the discovery, analysis and integration of information, problem-solving, and communication is the cornerstone of this program.

Please note the Master of Nursing Practice is an entry-to-practice degree that offers a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree. This nursing program is not a postgraduate degree for individuals who are already nurses and who wish to undertake study to advance their practice or who wish to pursue a research pathway.


Why Canadian Students Like to Study this Program

In the clinical setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. The Master of Nursing Practice course has approximately 50 per cent of the program allocated to clinical experience. Generally speaking, students on clinical placements will participate in unpaid fully supervised shift work including weekend shifts, as prescribed in each unit of study. Later in the program there may be a requirement to do occasional night duty.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Australia

Graduates of the Monash Nursing School's Master of Nursing Practice 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.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible for admission, you must have an undergraduate degree with at least credit (60%) average.

You must have completed either a minimum of one six-credit-point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognised university, or the Monash Human Biology short course.

Candidates are required to submit a current Relevant Work Experience (CV) and a Statement of purpose (250 words) outlining reasons for undertaking course.

Please note Monash University charges international applicants a $100 AUD application fee. Your OzTREKK admissions officer will advise you how to make this payment directly to the university.


Total Number of Places in the Program: no set number; changes each year

Number of Places for International Students: 4

Application Deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications a minimum of three months prior to the program start date, preferably before the end of September if seeking the February intake.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Meghan Strank

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