Newborn Postgraduate Study

Information about Neonatal Postgraduate Study Options.

Program Details

Monash Newborn comprises a 64 cot NICU/SCN unit at Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton, an 18 cot SCN at Casey hospital and an 8 cot SCN at Dandenong hospital.

Monash Newborn provides exceptional care and treatment for sick and premature babies across our three sites. Our babies may require medical or surgical treatment. Some may have had medical conditions identified before birth by our renowned Fetal Diagnostic Unit and require medical or surgical intervention before and after birth.

Monash Medical Centre, Clayton is the only Victorian hospital where both newborn baby and mother can be treated on site if they both require intensive care. Monash Newborn is also the largest of the five Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Victoria.

Entry requirements

  • Employment at Newborn Monash Health Clayton (NICU or SCN streams) or Casey (SCN course only).

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To apply for the Monash Children’s Postgraduate Nursing Program, please click here.

Study Options

Latrobe University Masters of Nursing – Neonatal Intensive Care (exit point at 12 months for Diploma) or University of Melbourne Post Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care (12 months), provide the student with the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to care for critically unwell infants requiring complex care. Students will learn care of the infant requiring respiratory support (non-invasive and invasive), care of the extreme preterm infant, care of infants requiring surgery and care of infants with congenital anomalies. Students will be supported to attend high-risk births and practice neonatal resuscitation, stabilisation and post birth care. Students will gain the skills to provide evidenced based, best care to infants with a variety of neonatal conditions.

Latrobe University – Master of Nursing: Neonatal Intensive Care (Option to exit at Graduate Diploma) (https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing)

Latrobe University offers the Master of Nursing in Neonatal Intensive Care, this can be exited after 12 months at which point you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care – or you may opt to continue and complete the full Master of Nursing

Latrobe University – Master of Nursing: Neonatal Special Care (Option to exit at Graduate Diploma) (https://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing)

Latrobe University Masters of Nursing – Special Care Nursery (exit point at 12 months for Diploma)

Provides the student with theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to care for infants requiring extra care in the special care nursery.  Students will learn care of the infant requiring non-invasive respiratory support, care of the late preterm and growing extreme preterm infant, care of infants requiring minor surgery, and care of infants with congenital anomalies. Students will gain the skills to provide evidenced based, best care to infants with a variety of neonatal conditions.

Latrobe University offers the Master of Nursing in Neonatal Special Care, this can be exited after 12 months at which point you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Neonatal Special Care – or you may opt to continue and complete the full Master of Nursing.

Please note this study option is for Special Care Nursery and does not allow the learner to upskill into NICU beyond CPAP.

University of Melbourne : Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care (https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-neonatal-intensive-care/)

The University of Melbourne offers the Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care, this can be undertaken over 12 months or extended to 18 months by first completing the Specialist Certificate in Neonatal Care. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care, the participant may apply to complete the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.

Contact details

If you require any further information please contact our Newborn Clinical Nurse Educator – Amy Laan (Amy.Laan@monashhealth.org)

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