Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Nursing and Midwifery
Campus(es)Berwick, Clayton, Gippsland, Hong Kong, Peninsula


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Postgraduate study in nursing prepares advanced practice nurses with leadership skills to plan, implement and coordinate and evaluate health care, as well as formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society. Graduates will be well equipped to contribute to the health of individuals, families, communities and the development of the profession.

Note: 3966 Master of Nursing Practice offered at the Clayton campus offers a professional nursing qualification for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree. This intensive program leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email or visit

Master of Nursing:

Master of Nursing Practice:

  • Clayton: administrative office (postgraduate): telephpone +61 3 9905 5428; fax +61 3 9905 4837
  • Gippsland: administrative officer (postgraduate): telephone +61 3 99026454; fax +61 3 9902527

Relevant courses

  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 1250 Master of Nursing
  • 1396 Master of Nursing (Research)*
  • 3966 Master of Nursing Practice
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.