|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 million|
|Student Population:||67,076 (across all campuses)|
|Campus Location:||Clayton Campus, Melbourne|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February and July each year|
|Next Intake:||July 2017|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$37,000 AUD (2017)|
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.
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.
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.
Eligible applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree with a credit average of a minimum of 60%. Applicants must have also completed prerequisite university subjects in human biology.
Candidates are required to submit a current Relevant Work Experience (CV) and a Statement of purpose (250 words) outlining reasons for undertaking course.
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: Adam Smith