Peri operative

Postgraduate Program information

Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice (Perioperative)

Monash Health offers a wide variety of surgeries and perioperative services across the organisation.  We cover multiple specialties including, reconstructive, gastroenterology, vascular, trauma, plastics, orthopaedic and many more complex procedures.   We provide both elective and emergency surgeries.  Our theatres are state of the art and we perform over 68,000 surgeries to the broad community per annum. We align with the college of surgeons and ensure we are providing the most up to date procedures safely on all our patients.

Post graduate opportunities are available at the following sites: Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Monash medical Centre Moorabbin, Monash Children’s Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, and Casey Hospital.

Course Synopsis

The Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice is a post-graduate program for Registered Nurses wishing to undertake specialist perioperative training. The course combines theory and clinical rotations between perianaesthesia and intraoperative nursing roles, with the aim of developing students as life-long learners with problem solving, communication, leadership and research skills. Successful applicants provide specialist perioperative nursing care working collaboratively within multidisciplinary theatre teams to facilitate high quality care to a variety of patient cohorts.

University Partnerships

Strong partnerships with Deakin University. For more course information please access the Masters of Advanced Nursing Deakin Website:

Master of Advanced Nursing | Discover Deakin

Commence your studies at the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level, choosing a nursing specialisation or tailoring the degree to suit your unique career goals. You can then choose to complete the masters – by coursework or with a minor thesis – to extend your leadership and management expertise.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 18 months of perioperative nursing experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to perioperative nursing
  • Must meet admission requirements for postgraduate study at Deakin University
  • Internal applicants – require a letter of support from a Perioperative Nurse Manager and/or Perioperative Clinical Nurse Educator
  • External applicants – are encouraged to apply, provided you meet the above requirements and demonstrate commitment to practice advancement. Acceptance will be based on interview, selection criteria and vacant EFT.

Program Enquiries

If you require any further information please contact Stephanie Apuzzo CNE at or Lisa Pepe CNE at for any further details.

What Next

If this sounds like you, we have a number of opportunities across the organisation and welcome your application.

If you are successful you will participate in a 7 day  rotating roster.

Please click on the link below to apply:

Registered Nurse/Midwife – Post Graduate Opportunities

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful and what a great way to move into a specialised career in nursing with this amazing opportunity at Monash Health