Information about studying a Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing.

Postgraduate Nursing Program – Cancer Service

To apply for the Monash Health Postgraduate Nursing Program – Cancer Service, please click here.

Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing

University Partner: The University of Melbourne

Nurses play a critical role in cancer care. The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing will develop your capacity to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and provide the highest level of cancer care.

The program, designed to be undertaken part-time over twelve months, combines flexible online study with immersive clinical learning and clinical competency assessment with your Monash Health Nurse Educator.

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.

This course is relevant for any nurse caring for cancer patients at any stage of their cancer journey. A new elective subject, Surgical Oncology will be offered in 2022.

Following completion of this course, students may wish to enrol in the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, or the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner).

More information can be found here:

If you are interested in applying, please discuss with your Nurse Manager, or NaMES Clinical Nurse Educator –

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