It's not often that nursing students go overseas, where they set up makeshift clinics with a multidisciplinary Nepalese health team and triage 250 patients in a day.But eight intrepid final year Master of Nursing Science students from the University of Melbourne did just that. Over a two week period, they worked in remote villages in Nepal and provided training and basic health care to poor and vulnerable communities.News
Quacquarelli Symonds’ prestigious Rankings by Subject highlight the world’s top universities by study areas, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. This year marks the first time that nursing has been ranked by QS, with the University of Melbourne coming in at number 19 in the world.News
Our congratulations to Professor Sanchia Aranda, whose extensive contributions to the care of cancer patients over a long career included 14 years as Head of Nursing in the Faculty, has been announced as the new CEO of Cancer Council Australia. She is also currently President-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control in Geneva.News
- Research Strategy
Our mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through discovery, education and translation of evidence to nursing practice and healthcare.View
- Research Groups
Our research groups are led and staffed by internationally recognised researchers with extensive affiliations with renowned national and international research institutes, universities, hospitals and other health service providers.View
- Graduate Research
The Department supports its higher degree candidates to answer clinically important questions about nursing interventions for best patient outcomes. With a concentration of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)prepared nurse academics, and excellent clinical and interdisciplinary links, the Department provides excellent supervision to these candidates.View
- Master of Nursing Science Research Projects
Master of Nursing Science students complete quality and safety audits in a year long research training pathway, under the supervision of Clinical and Academic Mentors. Audit Projects for 2015 – 2016 can be viewed here.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
The School educates graduate entry and post-graduate students through accredited programs tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally, enabling them to be competent and effective health professionals who are work ready and eligible for registration.
Our graduate entry and post-graduate degrees are tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally.View
- Short Courses
Expand your horizons by studying a single subject via the Community Access Program (CAP). CAP provides the opportunity to enrol in a single Health Sciences subject to study for general interest or to enhance your career development.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
The newly built clinical skills laboratories, commissioned for use in early 2012, have been designed to simulate a modern hospital and are well equipped to accommodate topic requirements/outcomes to meet the learning needs of students.View
Leading the development of practice knowledge through strong collaborations with alumni, local and international strategic partners, and the community
Graduates of the Department of Nursing make a difference in a wide variety of healthcare settings.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
We have strong links with hospitals, community and professional bodies.View
Community Engagement connects with people, building on our strong foundations to engage our higher education work with the wider community both within Australia and internationally.View
Welcome to the Department of Nursing
Professor Elizabeth Patterson, Head
The Department of Nursing was established in 1996 with a focus on postgraduate and specialist research focused clinical education.
Nursing at the University of Melbourne is located in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences within the Melbourne School of Health Sciences.