The Transition to Specialty Program offers a professional nurturing program, which offers specific educational preparation in the area of emergency nursing of both adult and paediatric patients.

The TSP is aimed at supporting nurses with little or no experience in emergency nursing, with the underlying premise that they will be provided with specific educational preparation and clinical support in a friendly and supportive working and learning environment. The structured program encompasses the development of skills which are fundamental to the emergency nurse, focusing on enabling the student to develop proficiency in assessment and management of emergency patients. The participant will develop skills in prioritisation and time management, whilst maintaining a structured approach to patient assessment and making clinical decision making. Participants are given six paid study days as well as clinical and educational support from Nurse Educators with attention to individual learning needs. The program consists of six months employment in the Emergency Department with the opportunity for ongoing employment.

Emergency Nursing – Monash Health

The Transition to Specialty Program is currently offered at three of Monash Health’s Emergency Departments – Dandenong Hospital,  Casey Hospital and Monash Medical Centre Clayton.

Transition to Specialty Program

The Transition to Specialty Program provides an opportunity for you to commence your career in Emergency Nursing with adequate professional, clinical and educational support. It provides a foundation for practice and gives educational and clinical preparation for further career development and postgraduate education in Emergency Nursing.

The Transition to Specialty Program is not a substitute for a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, however participants are given the option to apply for articulation to post graduate studies giving 12 credit points at the completion of specified clinical modules, an assignment and exam, through Monash University. This credit may reduce Graduate Diploma or Masters of Nursing studies by up to six months.


The Transition to Specialty Program is a six month program in which you will be employed a minimum of four shifts per week in one of our Emergency Departments. A comprehensive orientation to the Emergency Department will be provided as well as supernumery and reduced clinical workloads in the first weeks of the program. You will receive a number of paid study days during the Program which will enhance and extend your practice as well as a structured clinical progression program.

For further enquiries, please contact the Nurse Unit Manager or Clinical Nurse Educator at one of Monash Health’s campuses below.

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To apply for the TSP Nursing Program – Emergency Department, please click here.

Contact information



Monash Medical Centre

(03) 9594 2835


Casey Hospital

(03) 8768 1536