Nursing

Why study Nursing?

Our Master of Nursing course specialises in the areas of acute care, cancer and palliative care, child, family and community, cardiac care, critical care, emergency care, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, perianaesthetic care, perioperative care, renal care, urology and continence, wound management, mental health, and maternal and child health.

Our postgraduate coursework programs cater for those with a nursing degree and experience.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

You will advance your career within your specialised area of interest.

Courses

Local students

2016 - apply now

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Duration :
18 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Online
Year
2016
About this course
The Master of Mental Health Nursing is a specialist postgraduate qualification, taught in English, open to suitable, successful nursing graduates. It is 1.5-years full-time or 2-3 years part-time, with 8 units of study and an exit option at a Graduate Diploma (6 units of study).

The course aims to help you develop a deeper understanding of mental health, through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to exit at a diploma level with advanced specialist skills or complete the Master of Mental Health Nursing to attain a clinical consultancy level of practice.

It also aims to provide in-depth knowledge and life-long learning skills required in contemporary mental health practice. The curriculum provides a strong evidence base and an advanced clinical practice component. Specialty modules enable you to undertake focused and advanced studies in your specific area of interest. You are also expected to undertake supervised and assessed clinical practice.
Professional recognition
Graduates can apply for credentials though the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing.
Prerequisite
Completed Bachelor of Nursing.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Clinical practicum at place of employment.
Subject bonus
N/A
Additional information
This course is designed for registered Nurses. Allied Health Professional should refer to the Master of Mental Health (HMMH).
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Mental Health Nursing (Master)Online

Master of Midwifery

Duration :
2 years part-time. Full-time may be available in consultation with the course coordinator.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Distance education
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
This course aims to prepare midwives to undertake an advanced practice role and provides them with sound research training.

Please note the course will only be conducted if sufficient enrolments are achieved.
Prerequisite
Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery Science or equivalent, with minimum B grade average, and Division 1 and Midwifery (dual current registration) or Midwifery current registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Applicants must also have at least one year's recent clinical practice in midwifery and be employed by a clinical agency in an approved area of midwifery practice.
Please contact the course coordinator if you need further information on these requirements.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $20,550 per 120 credit points.
Costs
Federal Police check - A$15 to A$43, Immunisations - approximately A$500, Working with Children Check - A$77. Accommodation for any clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016. You also need to submit a supplementary form [DOC 913KB] with your application. Applications close 8th July 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Midwifery (Master)Melbourne

Master of Nursing

Duration :
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, except for child, family and community (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
Our Master of Nursing helps registered nurses build their careers through qualifying in one of our 14 specialisations. The degree is flexible and easily accessible for working nurses through online study. You'll need to work at a hospital that focuses on your specialisation subject (like intensive or renal care) so that you can do advanced clinical training on site.

You'll do some subjects wholly online, so broadband internet access is essential for taking part in this degree. Depending on your specialisation, you may also have face-to-face study days at La Trobe or at one of our affiliated hospitals.

Many of our teaching staff are clinical nurses in demanding areas like emergency care, cardiac and intensive care, so you'll get high quality training you can apply directly into your practice.

In each specialisation you'll study the latest evidence-based research developments, undertake advanced clinical studies, study both theory and clinical practice, explore the physiological, psychosocial, ethical and rehabilitation aspects of care, and take part in supervised clinical practice.

You also have the option to take an early exit from the Master of Nursing and get awarded with a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma.
Prerequisite
You must be a Division 1 Registered Nurse and hold a current practising certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent international body. You must also have at least one year of recent relevant nursing experience, a degree or diploma from a college or university, or nursing certificate from a hospital-based program. You must either already be employed in the relevant clinical specialist area or an agency approved by the Course Coordinator, or have applied to the agency to undertake your clinical placement at the time of applying for the course. In the latter case, an offer into the course will be conditional upon confirmation of the clinical placement.

Applicants for the child, family and community clinical specialisation must also have APHRA registration to practise as a midwife (and at least one year's experience post-registration in midwifery). Although you are encouraged to organise your own clinical placement, clinical practicum in the Maternal and Child Health Service will be arranged by the University, through negotiation with the student and local government agencies.

Some subjects are delivered online. Internet access is an essential requirement of this course.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $20,550 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
You can also apply now if you have a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in any of the following specialisations: Acute Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Child, Family and Community, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Care, Perianaesthetic Care, Perioperative Care, Renal Care, Urological and Continence or Wound Management.

You may be eligible for institutional credit - please contact us for more information.

Depending on your choice of specialisation, you'll study via our flexible online delivery mode and/or in-person at one of our affiliated hospitals. For most subjects, the online learning modules are supported by a limited number of on-campus workshop days (or equivalent online virtual classrooms) with location dependent on specialisation. All online subjects require broadband internet access.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016 for one of the following streams: Acute Care, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care or Neonatal Special Care.

Applicants applying for one of the following streams: Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Neonatal Care, Perianaesthetic Care, Perioperative Care, Urology & Continence and Wound Management for mid-year 2016 entry must have completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Applicants for the Child, Family & Community stream must have completed a Graduate Diploma.

You also need to submit a supplementary form [PDF 848KB] with your application. Applications close 8th July 2016.


To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Nursing (Master)Melbourne

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Duration :
1.5 years full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2016
About this course
This course aims to give students the in-depth knowledge and skills required to practise at an advanced nursing level and to provide professional leadership in contemporary clinical and professional nursing specialties. It is designed to build on the knowledge base and clinical skills of specialist nurses.

The role of nurse practitioner places particular emphasis on the development of advanced clinical assessment skills relevant to the nurse's specialty, and development of a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The program focuses on this using the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Australia's Nurse Practitioner competencies.

This course is nationally-accredited and recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and is accredited with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Prerequisite
A university Postgraduate Diploma qualification in a nursing specialty area of practice, or equivalent, and registration as a Division 1 nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Applicants must be employed by an appropriate agency and have at least five years' post-registration experience in their specialty. Applicants must provide evidence of support, as evidenced on their employer's official letterhead, that their employer will provide them with 500 hours of supervised clinical placement and governance.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $22,890 per 120 credit points.
Costs
Contact Course Coordinator for information.
Additional information
You can complete this course in a variety of flexible learning modes, including face to face teaching, clinical practice and online learning. Some online subjects require broadband Internet access. You will need to attend the clinical internship presentation panel in person or have access to video conferencing facilities.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016. You also need to submit a supplementary form [PDF 840KB] with your application. Applications close 8th July 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)Melbourne

Master of Nursing Science

Duration :
20 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Online
Year
2016
About this course
This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses, who want to pursue a career in nursing education or leadership and management. The course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $19,800 per 120 credit points.
Selection
A recognised Nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelors degree ) and an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia; applicants who completed the nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full time study from the following countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA and Singapore) are deemed to meet the English requirement.
Additional information
This course has seven intakes every year. For 2014 we have intakes starting on 28 July, 15 September and 3 November.

The course is fully online so students require internet access. Browsers that are compatible with the LMS are:
- MS Internet Explorer 8 for PCs
- Firefox 27 or later for Macs
- Safari 5 or later for Macs
- Firefox 27 or later for PCs
- Google Chrome 11 or later

As a La Trobe online student, you will have email and telephone access to a designated student services specialist, trained to help you overcome any challenge that may arise. You will be provided with the contact details once you have been accepted into the course.

In addition, you may utilize Peer Learning Advisers as a resource. PLAs are experienced and successful students who are trained to assist you with your studies and use of the library. PLAs can help you with all your study and general inquiries. If they can't, they know who can, and will connect you to other services.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Nursing ScienceOnline

2017

Master of Mental Health

Duration :
Full-time: 1.5 years Part-time equivalent: 2-3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Bendigo
Distance education
Year
2017
About this course
This course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of mental health, through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. It offers you strong evidence-based learning, supported by clinical skill development and life-long skills.

Please note that you have the option of exiting early from the degree with either a Graduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or psychology; registration with relevant board; employed by a service approved by the Course Coordinator.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $15,770 per 180 credit points.
Additional information
You may be eligible for institutional credit - please contact the Faculty for more information.

This course is offered via a flexible online delivery mode. This caters to students who work and live in rural or remote areas, live interstate or may otherwise not be in a position to attend face to face lectures or tutorials. All online subjects require broadband internet access.

Please contact the course coordinator for more information.
Course coordinator
Kate Emond: k.emond@latrobe.edu.au T: (03) 5448 9119
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Mental Health (Master)Bendigo
Mental Health (Master)Distance education

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Duration :
18 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Online
Year
2017
About this course
The Master of Mental Health Nursing is a specialist postgraduate qualification, taught in English, open to suitable, successful nursing graduates. It is 1.5-years full-time or 2-3 years part-time, with 8 units of study and an exit option at a Graduate Diploma (6 units of study).

The course aims to help you develop a deeper understanding of mental health, through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to exit at a diploma level with advanced specialist skills or complete the Master of Mental Health Nursing to attain a clinical consultancy level of practice.

It also aims to provide in-depth knowledge and life-long learning skills required in contemporary mental health practice. The curriculum provides a strong evidence base and an advanced clinical practice component. Specialty modules enable you to undertake focused and advanced studies in your specific area of interest. You are also expected to undertake supervised and assessed clinical practice.
Professional recognition
Graduates can apply for credentials though the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing.
Prerequisite
Completed Bachelor of Nursing
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Clinical practicum at place of employment.
Subject bonus
N/A
Additional information
This course is designed for registered Nurses. Allied Health Professional should refer to the Master of Mental Health (HMMH).
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
0Melbourne
0Online

Master of Midwifery

Duration :
2 years part-time. Full-time may be available in consultation with the course coordinator.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Distance education
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course aims to prepare midwives to undertake an advanced practice role and provides them with sound research training.

Please note the course will only be conducted if sufficient enrolments are achieved.
Prerequisite
Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery Science or equivalent, with minimum B grade average, and Division 1 and Midwifery (dual current registration) or Midwifery current registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Applicants must also have at least one year's recent clinical practice in midwifery and be employed by a clinical agency in an approved area of midwifery practice.
Please contact the course coordinator if you need further information on these requirements.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $20,550 per 120 credit points
Costs
Federal Police check - A$15 to A$43, Immunisations - approximately A$500, Working with Children Check - A$77. Accommodation for any clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
1Melbourne

Master of Nursing

Duration :
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, except for child, family and community (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Our Master of Nursing helps registered nurses build their careers through qualifying in one of our 14 specialisations. The degree is flexible and easily accessible for working nurses through online study. You'll need to work at a hospital that focuses on your specialisation subject (like intensive or renal care) so that you can do advanced clinical training on site.

You'll do some subjects wholly online, so broadband internet access is essential for taking part in this degree. Depending on your specialisation, you may also have face-to-face study days at La Trobe or at one of our affiliated hospitals.

Many of our teaching staff are clinical nurses in demanding areas like emergency care, cardiac and intensive care, so you'll get high quality training you can apply directly into your practice.

In each specialisation you'll study the latest evidence-based research developments, undertake advanced clinical studies, study both theory and clinical practice, explore the physiological, psychosocial, ethical and rehabilitation aspects of care, and take part in supervised clinical practice.

You also have the option to take an early exit from the Master of Nursing and get awarded with a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma.
Prerequisite
You must be a Division 1 Registered Nurse and hold a current practising certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent international body. You must also have at least one year of recent relevant nursing experience, a degree or diploma from a college or university, or nursing certificate from a hospital-based program. You must either already be employed in the relevant clinical specialist area or an agency approved by the Course Coordinator, or have applied to the agency to undertake your clinical placement at the time of applying for the course. In the latter case, an offer into the course will be conditional upon confirmation of the clinical placement.

Applicants for the child, family and community clinical specialisation must also have APHRA registration to practise as a midwife (and at least one year's experience post-registration in midwifery). Although you are encouraged to organise your own clinical placement, clinical practicum in the Maternal and Child Health Service will be arranged by the University, through negotiation with the student and local government agencies.

Some subjects are delivered online. Internet access is an essential requirement of this course.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $20,550 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
You can also apply now if you have a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in any of the following specialisations: Acute Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Child, Family and Community, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Care, Perianaesthetic Care, Perioperative Care, Renal Care, Urological and Continence or Wound Management.

You may be eligible for institutional credit - please contact us for more information.

Depending on your choice of specialisation, you'll study via our flexible online delivery mode and/or in-person at one of our affiliated hospitals. For most subjects, the online learning modules are supported by a limited number of on-campus workshop days (or equivalent online virtual classrooms) with location dependent on specialisation. All online subjects require broadband internet access.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
2Melbourne

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Duration :
2 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course aims to give students the in-depth knowledge and skills required to practise at an advanced nursing level and to provide professional leadership in contemporary clinical and professional nursing specialties. It is designed to build on the knowledge base and clinical skills of specialist nurses.

The role of nurse practitioner places particular emphasis on the development of advanced clinical assessment skills relevant to the nurse's specialty, and development of a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The program focuses on this using the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Australia's Nurse Practitioner competencies.

Professional recognition
This course is nationally-accredited and recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and is accredited with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Prerequisite
A university Postgraduate Diploma qualification in a nursing specialty area of practice, or equivalent, and registration as a Division 1 nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Applicants must be employed by an appropriate agency and have at least five years' post-registration experience in their specialty. Applicants must provide evidence of support, as evidenced on their employer's official letterhead, that their employer will provide them with 500 hours of supervised clinical placement and governance.
Fee amount
Indicative (2016): $22,890 per 120 credit points.
Costs
Contact Course Coordinator for information.
Additional information
You can complete this course in a variety of flexible learning modes, including face to face teaching, clinical practice and online learning. Some online subjects require broadband Internet access. You will need to attend the clinical internship presentation panel in person or have access to video conferencing facilities.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
3Melbourne

Master of Nursing Science

Duration :
20 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Online
Year
2017
About this course
This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses, who want to pursue a career in nursing education or leadership and management. The course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $18,510 per 120 credit points.
Selection
A recognised Nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelors degree) and an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia; applicants who completed the nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full time study from the following countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA and Singapore) are deemed to meet the English requirement.
Additional information
This course has seven intakes every year. For 2014 we have intakes starting on 28 July, 15 September and 3 November.

The course is fully online so students require internet access. Browsers that are compatible with the LMS are:
- MS Internet Explorer 8 for PCs
- Firefox 27 or later for Macs
- Safari 5 or later for Macs
- Firefox 27 or later for PCs
- Google Chrome 11 or later

As a La Trobe online student, you will have email and telephone access to a designated student services specialist, trained to help you overcome any challenge that may arise. You will be provided with the contact details once you have been accepted into the course.

In addition, you may utilize Peer Learning Advisers as a resource. PLAs are experienced and successful students who are trained to assist you with your studies and use of the library. PLAs can help you with all your study and general inquiries. If they can't, they know who can, and will connect you to other services.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See the online program for more information.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
4Online

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

2016 - apply now

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON Program) (068287G )

Duration :
13 weeks
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
12 750
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2016
About this course
Suitably qualified, internationally-registered nurses with approval from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), are eligible to undertake this 13 week, non-award program. Successful completion of IRON will lead to registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

In this program students will build on their theoretical and skill based knowledge of nursing in preparation to transition into the Australian nursing workforce. Students will have learning experiences that incorporate contemporary healthcare research, evidenced based educational approaches and identified societal needs. IRON will provide the students with an understanding of healthcare in Australian context with the opportunity for reflection of contemporary and emerging thinking about evidence based nursing practice.
Areas of study include: legal and ethical accountability, culturally appropriate care, an introduction to the Australian healthcare system and communication.


The primary venues for clinical placements are Bendigo Health and St John of God Hospital, both located in Bendigo. The clinical component of the course consists of five, eight-hour shifts per week for the duration of the professional placement period required by the student to demonstrate competence, with a maximum of 400 hours.
English Language Requirements
IELTS Requirements - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 for the IRON program at La Trobe
OET Requirement - Minimum scores of all B
Please check the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's website for the latest requirements.
Academic entry requirements
Potential students must provide evidence of current registration as a registered nurse in a country other than Australia, a letter (valid for the duration of the program) from the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) confirming eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in Australia upon satisfactory completion of an ANMC-accredited Program, and meet the registration standard for English Language proficiency.
Additional information
Semesters start in January and June.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of this course leads to registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA/NMBA.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Master of Nursing Science

Duration :
20 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 140
Campus
Online
Year
2016
About this course
This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses, who want to pursue a career in nursing education or leadership and management. The course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.
English Language Requirements
An IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia; applicants who completed the nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full time study from following countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA and Singapore) are deemed to meet the English requirement.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree).
Additional information
This course has seven intakes every year, in January, February April. June, July, September and October.

The course is fully online so students require internet access. Browsers that are compatible with the LMS are:
- MS Internet Explorer 8 for PCs
- Firefox 27 or later for Macs
- Safari 5 or later for Macs
- Firefox 27 or later for PCs
- Google Chrome 11 or later

As a La Trobe online student, you will have email and telephone access to a designated student services specialist, trained to help you overcome any challenge that may arise. You will be provided with the contact details once you have been accepted into the course.

In addition, you may utilise Peer Learning Advisers as a resource. PLAs are experienced and successful students who are trained to assist you with your studies and use of the library. PLAs can help you with all your study and general inquiries. If they can't, they know who can, and will connect you to other services.

Please remember: studying one of our online courses as an international student doesnt make you eligible for an Australian student visa.

You need to have an on-campus place with an Australian education provider to be eligible for an Australian student visa. Because this course is online, students studying this course dont meet this requirement.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2016. Visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team. See the online program for more information.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Nursing ScienceOnline

2017

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON Program) (068287G )

Duration :
13 weeks
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
12 750
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
Suitably qualified, internationally-registered nurses with approval from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), are eligible to undertake this 13 week, non-award program. Successful completion of IRON will lead to registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

In this program students will build on their theoretical and skill based knowledge of nursing in preparation to transition into the Australian nursing workforce. Students will have learning experiences that incorporate contemporary healthcare research, evidenced based educational approaches and identified societal needs. IRON will provide the students with an understanding of healthcare in Australian context with the opportunity for reflection of contemporary and emerging thinking about evidence based nursing practice.
Areas of study include: legal and ethical accountability, culturally appropriate care, an introduction to the Australian healthcare system and communication.


The primary venues for clinical placements are Bendigo Health and St John of God Hospital, both located in Bendigo. The clinical component of the course consists of five, eight-hour shifts per week for the duration of the professional placement period required by the student to demonstrate competence, with a maximum of 400 hours.
English Language Requirements
IELTS Requirements - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 for the IRON program at La Trobe
OET Requirement - Minimum scores of all B
Please check the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's website for the latest requirements.
Academic entry requirements
Potential students must provide evidence of current registration as a registered nurse in a country other than Australia, a letter (valid for the duration of the program) from the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) confirming eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in Australia upon satisfactory completion of an ANMC-accredited Program, and meet the registration standard for English Language proficiency.
Additional information
Semesters start in January and June.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of this course leads to registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA/NMBA.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Master of Nursing Science

Duration :
20 months
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 140
Campus
Online
Year
2017
About this course
This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing practice. You will be able to make high level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses, who want to pursue a career in nursing education or leadership and management. The course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.
English Language Requirements
An IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia; applicants who completed the nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full time study from following countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA and Singapore) are deemed to meet the English requirement.
Academic entry requirements
A recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree).
Additional information
This course has seven intakes every year, in January, February April. June, July, September and October.

The course is fully online so students require internet access. Browsers that are compatible with the LMS are:
- MS Internet Explorer 8 for PCs
- Firefox 27 or later for Macs
- Safari 5 or later for Macs
- Firefox 27 or later for PCs
- Google Chrome 11 or later

As a La Trobe online student, you will have email and telephone access to a designated student services specialist, trained to help you overcome any challenge that may arise. You will be provided with the contact details once you have been accepted into the course.

In addition, you may utilise Peer Learning Advisers as a resource. PLAs are experienced and successful students who are trained to assist you with your studies and use of the library. PLAs can help you with all your study and general inquiries. If they can't, they know who can, and will connect you to other services.

Please remember: studying one of our online courses as an international student doesnt make you eligible for an Australian student visa.

You need to have an on-campus place with an Australian education provider to be eligible for an Australian student visa. Because this course is online, students studying this course dont meet this requirement.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. See the online program for more information.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Nursing ScienceOnline

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Nursing placements

Most postgraduate courses require current employment in the specialised area in which you would like to study.

Australian College of Nursing Scholarships

The Australian College of Nursing Australia has a Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme available which is funded by the Australian Government. For details, eligibility and applications visit the ACN web site.

Find out about the experiences of one of our students.

Chelsea Webster

I like the flexibility of undertaking the course off campus.

Ms Chelsea Webster, Health Sciences

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in Nursing.