Whether you are looking to start your career in nursing (entry to practice), begin your path towards specialisation (entry to specialisation), or advance your nursing practice and set yourself up for leadership roles (advanced nursing practice), our nursing courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to deliver high quality care.
Entry to Practice
Course: Master of Nursing Science
Our Master of Nursing Science is a professional master’s degree that provides exceptional preparation for a nursing career. It is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council with graduates fully eligible for AHPRA registration.
Sign up to learn more about our Master of Nursing Science (entry to practice).
Entry to specialisation
Course: Graduate Certificates and Specialist Certificates
The University of Melbourne offers a suite of nursing courses designed to develop your nursing specialisation by providing you with practical learning and highly sought-after knowledge and skills relevant to your role and area of clinical practice. You will learn and be mentored by nursing experts in the field.
Applicants must be registered nurses with at least one year of experience.
Course: Master of Advanced Nursing
Applicants must have completed either a Master of Nursing Science, or a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent qualification); and at least one year of documented clinical experience as a Registered Nurse within the preceding five years from the time of application.
The course will prepare students for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare.
Advanced nursing practice
Course: Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner), Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
The University of Melbourne’s Department of Nursing offers a suite of advanced nursing practice courses, allowing nurses to build advanced practice skills and knowledge and preparing you for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare.
Applicants must have completed either a Master of Nursing Science, or a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent qualification); one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse, current unrestricted registration as a Division 1 Registered Nurse with AHPRA, and current employment in a specialty area.
Department of General Practice courses
Course: Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
This distance education course is tailored for Division 1 nurses and is developed by experienced practice nurses and general practitioners. It complements experience gained in the field and reflects the latest policy developments in primary care.
Sign up to learn more about our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.