Melbourne Health (MH) is committed to facilitating professional development of our nursing staff. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general and specialist medical services.

Melbourne Health have a proud history of supporting nurses in post graduate programs in a variety of clinical areas, with the guidance and support of skilled professionals.

Melbourne Health are affiliated with a number of tertiary institutions. The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice are conducted in conjunction with our affiliate universities; Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Melbourne (UoM), respectively.
As a post graduate student at Melbourne Health, you will be supported and mentored by the Nursing Education Department (including Clinical Nurse Educators), preceptors and other clinical staff. We build teams that embrace our values- caring, excellence, integrity, respect and unity.

Streams we offer in 2020

Students wanting to undertake post graduate study at Melbourne Health must be accepted and enrol into one of the courses listed below. These courses are aligned with MH and our affiliate universities. Enrolment into post graduate programs outside of those listed below are not supported by the Nursing Education Department at Melbourne Health.

Please note that all stream availabilities are subject to change.

Applications

Look for the link to apply online in each of the streams below.

The closing date for applications is 8 September 2019.

Need more information?

For further information please contact the Post Graduate Nursing program coordinator by emailing postgraduatenursing@mh.org.au

Cardiac Care

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Cardiac Care) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Cardiac Care course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Cardiac Care) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Cardiothoracics

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Cardiothoracics) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Cardiothoracics course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Cardiothoracics) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Emergency (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (GCNP) (Emergency) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. The GCNP (Emergency) is conducted with our affiliate university, the University of Melbourne (UoM). It is a fifty (50) credit point, part time, clinical coursework program completed over twelve (12) months.

The GCNP (Emergency) is designed to assist students to develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to understand the practice of providing care to individuals experiencing emergency care. Subjects are delivered through a variety of teaching modalities including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation and online study.

Sample Course Plan:

Year 1

Total

50 Points

January

12.5 Points

Core

Applied Pathophysiology

12.5 Points

March

25 Points

Core

Emergency Nursing 1

12.5 Points

Core

Emergency Nursing Practice

12.5 Points

Semester 2

12.5 Points

Core

Emergency Nursing 2

12.5 Points

Apply now for this course

Gerontological Nursing (online)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Gerontological Nursing) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. This course is delivered in online self-directed learning modules through ACU.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Gerontological Nursing) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Intensive Care

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Intensive Care) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Intensive Care course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Neuroscience) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Medical (online)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Medical) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. This course is delivered in online self-directed learning modules through ACU.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Medical) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Neuroscience (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Neuroscience) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Neuroscience course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Neuroscience) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Oncology / Haematology (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Oncology / Haematology) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Oncology / Haematology course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Oncology / Haematology) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Peri-operative

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Peri-operative) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Peri-operative course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Peri-operative) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Peri-Anaesthetics (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Peri-Anaesthetics) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Peri-Anaesthetics course is run through ACU and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) and supported clinically by the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Peri-Anaesthetics) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by SVHM

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by SVHM

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Plastics Reconstruction (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Plastics Reconstruction) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Plastics Reconstruction course is run through ACU and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Plastics Reconstruction) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by RMH

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Orthopaedics (internal applicants only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Orthopaedics) is only open to internal applicants at Melbourne Health. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. A variety of teaching modalities are utilised in delivering education including lectures, tutorials, clinical simulation, online learning and worksheets. The Orthopaedics course is run through ACU and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) and supported clinically by the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Orthopaedics) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by SVHM

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by SVHM

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

Apply now for this course

Renal (online)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Renal) and the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Renal) are run through our affiliate universities ACU and UoM respectively.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Renal) is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. This course is delivered in online self-directed learning modules through ACU.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Renal) is a forty (40) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) to twenty four (24) month timeframe.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit Name

Prerequisites

Facilitation

NRSG 633

10

Clinical Nursing

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 635

10

Extended Clinical Nursing

NRSG 633

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 636

10

Foundations of Specialty practice 1

Nil

Facilitated by ACU

NRSG 637

10

Foundations of Specialty Practice 2

NRSG 636

Facilitated by ACU

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Renal) is a fifty (50) credit point, part time, clinical coursework program completed over 12 months.

To gain the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Renal) three (3) core subjects and two (2) core selective (Renal) subjects must be completed.

Unit Code

Credit Points

Unit name

Core/Selective

NURS90076

12.5

Applied Pathophysiology

Core

NURS900112

12.5

Nursing Specialty 1

Core

NURS90114

6.25

Nursing Practice 1

Core

NURS90111

12.5

Nursing Specialty 2 (Renal)

Core selective

NURS90016

6.25

Nursing Practice 2 (Renal)

Core selective

Apply now for this course

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