Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

Course J01AB (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 058248G
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


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Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9401
F: +61 3 9347 4375

Course Overview:

The course provides nurses with the confidence and skill to provide the best possible health care for consumers. Masters prepared nurses will assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to practice. As clinically proficient and professionally articulate practitioners, graduates of the MANP will make their mark on the profession and on health care.

The first year of study provides the opportunity for you to extend your nursing knowledge into an area of specialty practice. The second year of study focuses on advanced practice skills and knowledge, preparing you for leadership roles in practice and education and for extended clinical roles, with the option of preparation for Nurse Practitioner endorsement for appropriately qualified applicants.

Enrolment in clinical components of the MANP is dependant on meeting the registration and clinical experience requirements outlined in the Admission Requirements section. You must also have the support of your current employer to facilitate completion of specialty clinical competencies.


As a graduate of the MANP you will have:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research literature related to your field of practice
  • the capacity to critically think, problem-solve, seek, retrieve and evaluate information
  • the ability to analyse the socio-political influences on nursing practice
  • the ability to explore and evaluate the status of (and potential for) advanced nursing practice in national and international contexts
  • be able to undertake an assessment of your practice, develop a plan and complete a planned program of knowledge and skill development
  • achieve mastery of knowledge and skills to support extension to practice and the development of therapeutic and evidence-based nursing interventions in your work environment
  • the ability to develop, implement and undertake new and innovative practices within legislative and professional boundaries
  • attained oral and written communication skills to support advanced practice
  • developed planning, time management and teamwork skills to support advanced practice
  • knowledge and skills to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to advanced practice in your chosen specialty practice
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Please visit the nursing website for information on the course structure and specialty streams for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

Entry Requirements:

Please visit the Nursing website for entry requirements.

Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.

Graduate Attributes:

To be advised

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