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									                                                                                                                                                                        Pathways to Nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                   Master of Nursing Science
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nursing at Melbourne

                                                                               Apply for Master of                     Master of Nursing                       Apply for Master of
    Secondary School                         University                         Nursing Science                                                                                                       Professional
                                                                                                                           Science                              Nursing Science
                                                                              (during final year of study)

                                                                                                                        Master of Nursing
                                          Bachelor degree
                                          at the University                                                                 High quality
                                          of Melbourne or                                                               accredited masters
                                              elsewhere                                                                  degree leading to
                                                                                                                       registration with the
                                          New generation                                                                   Nurses Board
                                         bachelor degrees^:                      Selection criteria:                         of Victoria
                                            Bachelor of                                                                                                          Selection criteria:
                                                                                 Bachelor degree in                                                                                                 University Graduate
                                            Biomedicine                          any discipline with                                                             Bachelor degree in
      School Leaver                                                                                                                                                                                 Graduate of another
                                          Bachelor of Arts                      at least one elective                                                            any discipline with
                                                                                                                                                                                                   discipline, currently in
                                                                                 bioscience subject                                                             at least one elective
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the workforce
                                        Bachelor of Science                                                            Beyond the Master of                      bioscience subject
                                                                               Guaranteed pathway                        Nursing Science?
                                             Bachelor of
                                             Commerce                                                                    Register with the
                                             Bachelor                                                                 Nurses Board of Victoria
                                           Environments                                                                  Graduate Nurse
                                         Bachelor of Music                                                             Program in one of
                                                                                                                      many metropolitan and
                                                                                                                        regional hospitals

                                               Employment in emergency, paediatrics, mental health, critical care,                         Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice,
                                                    cancer and palliative care, perioperative, anaesthetics                                                         Master of Philosophy, PhD

Abbreviations and notes:
CSP: Commonwealth Supported Place
^ For more information about New Generation degrees please see
Master of Nursing Science CRICOS provider code: 061211F
Pathways to Nursing – Master of Nursing Science
Nursing at Melbourne is a centre of research-led teaching and learning in Australia with a focus on clinical excellence and world-class research.
Our philosophy is that clinical practice and practice-based research are integral to the education of nurses and advancing the profession.

MASTER OF NURSING SCIENCE                                      Y enhance your qualifications by undertaking a                  SELECTION CRITERIA
In 2008, Nursing at Melbourne began the transition               Melbourne masters level degree                                Applicants must have a degree in any other discipline
to a fully graduate program delivery with the                  Y obtain a broad-based bachelor education before                which includes at least one subject in human
commencement of the entry-to-practice Master of                  choosing nursing as the best professional pathway             biosciences*. The main focus of your degree may have
Nursing Science. Over the next two years the Master              for you                                                       been biosciences or you may have taken a bioscience
of Nursing Science will become the only degree                 Y benefit from the University’s strong links to                 elective as part of a completely different degree.
offered by us that will lead to registration with the            hospitals, community and professional bodies
                                                                                                                               Additional or special circumstances may be taken into
Nurses Board of Victoria as a Division 1 Nurse. This           Y achieve the status of a graduate professional                 account when considering your application if you are       research careers. Nursing is a portable qualification
transition from undergraduate to graduate degree study           qualification                                                 eligible for the Graduate Access Melbourne Scheme**        for those who wish to work locally, nationally or
is part of a new approach to higher education across           Y be well prepared to work in an ever-changing
the University known as the Melbourne Model^.                    and complex environment where your skills are                 HUMAN BIOSCIENCE SUBJECT
The Master of Nursing Science prepares graduates                 in demand                                                     If you are a graduate but do not have the current pre-     BEYOND THE MASTER OF NURSING SCIENCE?
for the challenges of the nursing profession, creating         WHAT IS THE MASTER OF NURSING SCIENCE?                          requisite human bioscience subject you can still apply     We offer a range of specialty and advanced practice
practice-ready nurses who are best placed to be                                                                                as a conditional offer may be made if you anticipate       coursework and research higher degrees to enhance
health care leaders of the future. It provides students        The Master of Nursing Science is a graduate                     meeting the entry criteria before the commencement         your qualifications and career options. These include
with a comprehensive, integrated course of study in            professional, entry-to-practice nursing degree.                 of the degree. If you have not completed a human           specialty diplomas and degrees in anaesthetics; critical
the theory and practice of nursing.                            We offer:                                                       bioscience subject, we will be offering an online          care, emergency; paediatric critical care; perioperative;
Students have the opportunity to study under the               Y the only masters degree in Victoria accredited for            subject to assist you in gaining the required knowledge    rural critical care; cancer and palliative care; mental
guidance of internationally renowned research-active             Division 1 Nursing by the Nurses Board of Victoria            before commencing your degree.                             health; paediatrics.
staff with a broad range of expertise in nursing,              Y a greater ratio of clinical hours in relation to theory                                                                  Y The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice provides
                                                                                                                               CAREER OUTCOMES
education and research. Teaching has been developed              than other entry-to-practice nursing degrees                                                                               nurses with the confidence and skills to provide the
                                                               Y an integrated curriculum where you learn practice             Nursing graduates are immediately employable
around four interrelated themes: approaches to                                                                                                                                              best possible health care in their specialty area
                                                                 and theory concurrently                                       following registration with the Nurses Board of
teaching and learning, research-based practice, clinical                                                                                                                                  Y The Master of Philosophy allows you to
                                                               Y clinical placements in the largest major metropolitan         Victoria (NBV). Our graduates are practice-ready and
skill acquisition, and contextualised, integrated health                                                                                                                                    demonstrate a critical application of specialist
                                                                 teaching hospitals                                            bring a level of maturity to their practice due to the
care delivery. A research-oriented approach is taken                                                                                                                                        knowledge and make an independent contribution
                                                                                                                               combination of the depth and breadth of experience
to practice, utilising evidence-based learning, an             Y state of the art clinical laboratories and dedicated                                                                       to existing scholarship
                                                                                                                               from their bachelor degrees combined with the
understanding of the close links between theory and              laboratory staff to guide your practical skills                                                                          Y PhD students undertake research that makes a
                                                                                                                               Master of Nursing Science. They are ready to work in
practice, and the ability to undertake self-directed, life-    Y research preparation through specific skill                                                                                significant and new contribution to the discipline and
                                                                                                                               clinical settings utilising research-led practice with a
long learning.                                                   development in clinical research                                                                                           communicates research findings effectively in the
                                                                                                                               focus on patient-centred outcomes.
                                                               Y a greater emphasis on contemporary health care                                                                             professional arena and in an international context.
WHY GRADUATE NURSING?                                                                                                          Our graduates have a strong employment record
                                                                 and clinical governance
As a graduate-level nursing student you will:                                                                                  with a high percentage of graduates being placed in        MORE INFORMATION
                                                               Y a specialist elective subject in the final semester
Y make an informed decision to study nursing having                                                                            their Graduate Nurse Program of choice. Many have          Nursing at Melbourne
                                                               Y a capstone subject in the final semester based on
  explored a range of options in your bachelor degree                                                                          returned to Melbourne to extend their qualifications by     T: +61 3 8344 9401
                                                                 real clinical problems with innovative solutions
                                                                                                                               undertaking specialty and advanced practice diplomas       F: +61 3 9347 4375
Y start your nursing studies with a broader                    Y excellent student facilities and the backing of a             and degrees.                                               E:
  perspective of relevant subject areas explored                 well-resourced major university
  through your bachelor degree                                 Y a diverse and talented population of students at              Your nursing qualification will offer you career options    W:
Y participate in a rigorous and intense, graduate-level          entry-to-practice, advanced practice and research             in general, speciality and advanced practice. You
  learning experience                                            levels                                                        can also work towards management, education and

*The prerequisite human bioscience subject was being reviewed at the time of printing. If removed as a prerequisite it will still be an expectation that applicants have an acquired
knowledge of human anatomy on commencement of the course. The School offers an online subject for applicants who need to update their knowledge. Please refer to the Nursing at
Melbourne website for selection criteria updates.
^For more information about The Melbourne Model visit
**For information on the Graduate Access Melbourne Scheme visit
DISCLAIMER: The University has used its best endeavours to ensure that material contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing. The University gives no warranty and
accept no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of information the University reserves the right to make changes without notice at any time in its absolute discretion.
CRICOS provider code: 00116K

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