Nursing

NursingWhy do research in Nursing?

La Trobe University is a leader in nursing and midwifery research. We conduct systematic reviews, including Cochrane collaborations published with international co-authorship. We inform subsequent studies (including large randomised controlled trials) providing an evidence base that is directly applicable to health policy, professional practice and health care delivery.

We also have a strong thread of empirical methodological and theoretical scholarship.

Several areas stand out in our research including:

  • Mother and child health
  • Nursing home and aged care
  • Cancer, palliative and end-of-life care
  • Nursing workforce issues

Career opportunities

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

Courses

Local students

2016 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy

Duration :
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
City
Other
Year
2016
About this course
This degree requires you to undertake a major original research project under supervision and to submit a thesis. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, health systems, policy and management, social policy, social participation, evidence based-practice, ageing and aged care, public health, health systems policy and management, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy, rehabilitation, dietetics and human nutrition, injury prevention and sex, health and society.
Prerequisite
Applicants with first-class or upper second-class honours (or an equivalent qualification) may be admitted directly to PhD candidature. Others will normally be required to enrol initially in a research Master's program and, if appropriate, transfer to PhD candidature when they have demonstrated the capacity for independent research at a suitable level.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, book a one-on-one consultation, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or 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.Health Sciences (PhD)Melbourne
Health Sciences (PhD)Bendigo
Health Sciences (PhD)City
Health Sciences (PhD)Albury-Wodonga

2017

Doctor of Nursing (Professional Doctorate)

Duration :
3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Online
Other
Year
2017
About this course
If you are an experienced practitioner in nursing, this degree provides you with an opportunity to enrich and extend your professional practice and to undertake research in professional or community settings. The degree offers an integrated program of one-third coursework and two-thirds research. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinical or professional projects of relevance to nursing. Your research will produce a thesis of 60,000 words of publishable quality.
Prerequisite
Honours degree of H2A standard or equivalent, or research Master's, or Master's by coursework with substantial thesis component or equivalent, and at least three years relevant professional or practical experience. In some circumstances a candidate who can supply sufficient evidence of research capacity may be admitted through a special entry category. Prospective students should contact the School to discuss candidature prior to applying.
Additional information
Semester starts on February 29 or as stated in your letter of offer.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or 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 (Professional Doctorate)Online
Nursing (Professional Doctorate)Other

Doctor of Philosophy

Duration :
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
City
Other
Year
2017
About this course
This degree requires you to undertake a major original research project under supervision and to submit a thesis. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, health systems, policy and management, social policy, social participation, evidence based-practice, ageing and aged care, public health, health systems policy and management, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy, rehabilitation, dietetics and human nutrition, injury prevention and sex, health and society.
Prerequisite
Applicants with first-class or upper second-class honours (or an equivalent qualification) may be admitted directly to PhD candidature. Others will normally be required to enrol initially in a research Master's program and, if appropriate, transfer to PhD candidature when they have demonstrated the capacity for independent research at a suitable level.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or 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
0Bendigo
0City
0Albury-Wodonga

Master of Nursing [research]

Duration :
1-2 years full-time; 1.5-4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Areas of research in this research program include: midwifery; mental health nursing; palliative care nursing; wound care; cardiac nursing; clinical nursing education; ageing and aged care, and rural health.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree with Honours, or equivalent, and demonstrated skills, experience, research or publications considered acceptable for admission. Applicants should contact the Coordinator of Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to discuss possible candidature.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or 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
Nursing (Master)Bendigo

How to apply

You can apply for research candidature at any time. However, applications for research scholarships close on 31 October.

To apply for Master's candidature, you need an Honours degree or Master's Preliminary. For Doctoral (PhD) candidature, you need a Master's or a Bachelor's degree with Honours, usually with a result of at least H2A.

Before applying, it's best to contact a potential academic supervisor and receive in-principle approval for your topic.

Once you've done this, you can download an application form [PDF 1.02Mb] and submit it to the Graduate Research School. If you require this PDF in an alternative format, please contact grs@latrobe.edu.au.

Fees and scholarships

Research degrees are funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Research Training Scheme (RTS) (fees may apply to some components of some Professional Doctorates).

There are a range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2016 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy (006629C)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 460
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, City, Franklin Street
Year
2016
About this course
This degree requires you to undertake a major original research project under supervision and to submit a thesis. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, health systems, policy and management, social policy, social participation, evidence based-practice, ageing and aged care, public health, health systems policy and management, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy, rehabilitation, dietetics and human nutrition, injury prevention and sex, health and society.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or an approved international
equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
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.
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.Health Sciences (PhD)Melbourne
Health Sciences (PhD)Bendigo
Health Sciences (PhD)City
Health Sciences (PhD)Albury-Wodonga

2017

Doctor of Nursing (Professional Doctorate) (024379M)

Duration :
3 years full time (4 years maximum)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 500
Campus
Online, Other
Year
2017
About this course
If you are an experienced practitioner in nursing, this degree provides you with an opportunity to enrich and extend your professional practice and to undertake research in professional or community settings. The degree offers an integrated program of one-third coursework and two-thirds research. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinical or professional projects of relevance to nursing. Your research will produce a thesis of 60,000 words of publishable quality.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
Applicants must have completed an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. Applicants are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.
Additional information
Semester starts on 29 February or as stated in your letter of offer.
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.
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 (Professional Doctorate)Online
Nursing (Professional Doctorate)Other

Doctor of Philosophy (006629C)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 460
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, City, Franklin Street
Year
2017
About this course
This degree requires you to undertake a major original research project under supervision and to submit a thesis. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, health systems, policy and management, social policy, social participation, evidence based-practice, ageing and aged care, public health, health systems policy and management, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy, rehabilitation, dietetics and human nutrition, injury prevention and sex, health and society.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or an approved international
equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
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.
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.Health Sciences (PhD)Melbourne
Health Sciences (PhD)Bendigo
Health Sciences (PhD)City
Health Sciences (PhD)Albury-Wodonga

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Nursing.

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.