Information for studying emergency nursing.

Master of Nursing (Emergency)

Course Outline

The Master of Nursing at Monash University has three exit points:

  • Graduate Certificate (Emergency)
  • Graduate Diploma (Emergency)
  • Master of Nursing (Emergency)

The graduate certificate course enables participants to develop specific knowledge and skills in emergency nursing.

Semester One covers Advanced Pathophysiology (NUR5703) and Semester Two covers Emergency Nursing (NUR4925)

Emergency nursing

Our preferred university Monash and Deakin provide a blended learning program of study days and online teaching. There are eight (8) study days per semester and these are usually conducted as one study day per fortnight.


Students must engage in a minimum of three days per week paid employment in a Monash Health emergency department over the duration of the course. Students will need to progress through all areas of the department.

Course dates

The university offers an intake in February. Students should aim to begin employment in the ED prior to the commencement of their course, to allow for orientation processes.

The February intake takes 12 months to complete.

Postgraduate Nursing Program – Emergency Department

To apply for the Monash Health Postgraduate Nursing Program – Emergency Department, please click here.

Emergency departments – Clayton, Dandenong and Casey

Postgraduate students at our emergency departments enjoy the benefit of choosing to work in one of three emergency departments.

We provide emergency care to over 154,000 patients per year. Post-graduate students enjoy a diversity of clinical experience including trauma, obstetrics & gynaecology, cardiothoracics, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, oncology, cardiology, plastics, mental health, acute medical and surgical emergencies and more. Paediatric patients are seen at each site.

Our EDs employ a structured educational support program including comprehensive orientation, supernumerary time and clinical support. Post-graduate students are provided with paid post-graduate study leave and regular tutorials which are coordinated with the university timetable. The Monash Health ED clinical progression program ensures you will feel supported throughout your post-graduate studies.