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

We have a proud history of supporting nurses in post graduate programs in a variety of clinical areas, with the guidance and support of skilled Clinical Educators and our multi-professional team.

RMH is affiliated with the following tertiary institutions for provision of our Post Graduate Nursing program.

  • The University of Melbourne (UoM)
  • Deakin University
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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 our specialty clinical staff. We aim to build teams that embrace and reflect The Melbourne Way – We put people first – leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital’

Streams we offer in 2021

Nurses wishing to undertake post graduate study at RMH must be accepted and enrol into one of the courses listed below. These courses are endorsed by RMH. Enrolment into post graduate programs outside of those listed below will not supported by the Nursing Education Department.
Please note that all stream availabilities are subject to change.

Applications:

Look for the link to apply online in each of the streams below. Some courses are open to internal applicants from The Royal Melbourne Hospital only.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 13 September 2020.

Post graduate virtual information sessions

Join us live on the dates and times listed below to learn more about Post Graduate Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. These information sessions will give you the opportunity to engage with some of our Clinical Nurse Educators and take part in LIVE Q&A.

Places are limited so please register for ONE information session only.

Register for Tuesday 25 August at 4pm

Register for Tuesday 1 September at 10am

Need more information?

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

Cardiology

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (GCNP)-Cardiac Care is designed to prepare nurses to meet contemporary challenges in cardiac nursing and interventional cardiology within the specialist field of critical care nursing and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills required to comprehensively care for critically ill patients. The GCNP is conducted with our affiliate university, Deakin University.

The Cardiac Care course is campus based (subject to COVID-19 educational delivery restrictions) and offered online through Cloud. Applicants must be currently employed or application successful when applying for this course.

The GCNP (Cardiac Care) is a four (4) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) months.

Course Structure - Level 1

Trimester 1

HAI010 Academic Integrity (0 credit points)

HNN751 Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment*

HNN752 Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient*

Trimester 2

HNN765 Cardiac Care Nursing 1*

HNN775 Cardiac Care Nursing 2*

For further information about read about GCNP - Cardiac Care on the Deakin University website.

Apply now for this course

Cardiothoracics

New in 2021, the Cardiothoracic ward will be joining the Cardiac Care Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice through Deakin University

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (GCNP) -Cardiac Care- is designed to prepare nurses to meet contemporary challenges in cardiac nursing and interventional cardiology within the specialist field of critical care nursing and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills required to comprehensively care for critically ill patients. . The GCNP is conducted with our affiliate university, Deakin University.

The Cardiac Care course is campus based (subject to COVID-19 educational delivery restrictions) and offered online through Cloud. Applicants must be currently employed or application successful when applying for this course.

The GCNP (Cardiac Care) is a four (4) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) months.

Course Structure - Level 1

Trimester 1

HAI010 Academic Integrity (0 credit points)

HNN751 Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment*

HNN752 Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient*

Trimester 2

HNN765 Cardiac Care Nursing 1*

HNN775 Cardiac Care Nursing 2*

For further information about read about GCNP - Cardiac Care on the Deakin University website.

Apply now for this course

Emergency (RMH internal applications only)

The Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency) is only open to internal applicants at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. This course 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 Emergency Post Graduate nursing course 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:

(NURS90076) Applied Pathophysiology

12.5 Credit Points

(NURS90122) Foundations of Critical Care Nursing

12.5 Credit Points

(NURS90099) Critical Care Nursing Practice

6.25 Credit Points

(NURS90143) Emergency Nursing 1

6.25 Credit Points

(NURS90144) Emergency Nursing 2

6.25 Credit Points

(NURS90145) Emergency Nursing Practice

6.25 Credit Points

Find out more about GCNP (Emergency) offered through Univerisity of Melbourne.

Apply now for this course

Intensive Care - Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (GCNP) -Intensive Care course is designed to prepare nurses to meet contemporary challenges in intensive care nursing within the specialist field of critical care nursing, and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills required to comprehensively care for critically ill patients. The GCNP is conducted with our affiliate university, Deakin University.

The Intensive Care course is campus based (subject to COVID-19 educational delivery restrictions) and offered online through ‘Cloud’. Applicants must be currently employed or application successful when applying for this course.

The GCNP (Intensive Care) is a four (4) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) months.

Course Structure - Level 1

Trimester 1

HAI010 Academic Integrity (0 credit points)

HNN751 Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment*

HNN752 Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient*

Trimester 2

HNN765 Intensive Care Nursing 1*

HNN775 Intensive Care Nursing 2*

For further information about read about GCNP - Intensive Care Nursing on the Deakin University website.

Apply now for this course

Intensive Care - Introduction to ICU, Bridging to ICU and Refresher to ICU

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

Our in-house courses, Introduction to ICU, Bridging and Refresher programs, are now open for applications. We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our ICU team. This is a Part Time - Fixed Term position, working 64 hours per fortnight, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Take the next step with your nursing practice as part of Melbourne Health in a world-class teaching hospital that is one of Victoria’s largest adult trauma centres. Our state-of-the art 42 bed capacity ICU is part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre precinct caring for patients with:

Major traumatic injuries

  • Haematological emergencies
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Respiratory failure
  • Renal failure
  • Sepsis and multi organ failure
  • Infectious disease

About the Programs

Introduction to ICU

  • The Introduction to ICU program is open to Registered Nurses with at least 1 year clinical experience
  • This 12 month training program incorporates staggered study days, tutorials, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.
  • Participants will be supported clinically within the workplace.
  • Program length is twelve (12) months.


Bridging to ICU

  • The Bridging to ICU course is open to Registered Nurses who hold a 'critical care' post graduate qualification
  • This course is geared towards applicants who have a critical care higher qualification who would like to work within the RMH ICU department
  • This 12 month training program incorporates staggered study days, tutorials, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.
  • Participants will be supported clinically within the workplace.
  • Program length is twelve (12) months.

Refresher to ICU

  • The Refresher to ICU course is open to Registered Nurses who hold an Intensive Care post graduate qualification
  • This course is geared towards applicants who have previously completed a post graduate qualification within ICU, but have not worked within the clinical setting in recent years.
  • This 12 month training program incorporates staggered study days, tutorials, and in-house clinical and academic assessments.
  • Program length is twelve (12) months.

Apply now for this course

Neuroscience (RMH internal applications only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (GCCN) -Neuroscience is only open to internal applicants at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 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 the Australian Catholic University and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The GCCN (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

Read more about GCCN - Neurosciences on the ACU website.

Apply now for this course

Oncology / Haematology (RMH internal applications only)

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing (University of Melbourne) is open to internal applicants at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. You will develop a sound understanding of the theory and scientific advances that underpin the comprehensive care and management of people affected by cancer. You will apply this knowledge to clinical practice, demonstrating the ability to competently care for patients with complex care requirements using evidence-based and scientific approaches.

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing 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.

Course Structure

Applied Pathophysiology

12.5pts

Foundations in Cancer Nursing

12.5pts

Cancer Nursing Practice 1

6.25pts

Cancer Nursing Practice 2

6.25pts

Haematology Nursing 1

6.25pts

Haematology Nursing 2

6.25pts

Read more about Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing offered on the University of Melbourne website.

Apply now for this course

Perioperative / Perianaesthetics

The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (GCNP) - Perioperative course is designed to prepare nurses to meet the complex challenges within the speciality practice area of perioperative nursing and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills to explore the specific roles within perioperative nursing practice. The course responds to the demands of industry and partnership/collaborating hospitals by preparing nurses with sophisticated perioperative specialty skills and knowledge.

The Perioperative course is campus based (subject to COVID-19 educational delivery restrictions) and offered online through Cloud. Applicants must be currently employed or application successful when applying for this course.

The GCNP (Perioperative) is a four (4) credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program. It consists of four (4) subjects completed over a twelve (12) months.

Course Structure - Level 1

Trimester 1

HAI010 Academic Integrity (0 credit points)

HNN755 Core Principles of Perianaesthesia Nursing Care*

HNN740 Core Principles of Intraoperative Nursing Care*

Trimester 2

HNN742 Principles of Complex Perianaesthesia Nursing Care*

HNN743 Principles of Complex Intraoperative Nursing Care*

Read more about the GCNP (Perioperative) on the Deakin University website.

Apply now for this course

Renal (online, RMH internal applications only)

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Renal) is offered to internal applicants at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. This course is designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice at an advanced practice level. The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (GCCN) is designed to expand students' knowledge and skills in clinical nursing whilst ensuring relevance to clinical practice. This course is delivered in online self-directed learning modules through ACU.

The GCCN (Renal) course is conducted with our affiliate university- ACU. It 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

Read more about GCCN - Renal on the ACU website.

Apply now for this course

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