Emergency Nursing Postgraduate Program

Designed to enable students to develop an understanding of disease processes, assessment, and management, our Emergency Nursing Postgraduate Program provides the skills that underpin the nursing care of a broad range of emergency presentations, from birth to end-of-life care and across all socio-cultural and economic groups.


12 months

Intake months:

February, June

General Information

The program includes:

  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Supernumerary time for staff new to Peninsula Health (PH) Emergency Departments (ED)
  • Minimum 0.8 EFT
  • Two (2), twelve (12) credit point units at Monash University
  • Annual leave, study leave, exam leave, professional development (PD) leave
  • Program delivered via online self-directed learning modules, face to face workshops and PD days, skills stations, high fidelity simulation, case studies and more.  
  • Scope to work at Frankston and/or Rosebud Emergency Departments
  • Broad range of multi-modal course content including:
    • Chest x-ray, blood gas and ECG interpretation
    • Advanced airway management and mechanical ventilation (adult and paediatric)
    • Management of respiratory, cardiovascular, mental health, paediatric, obstetric, endocrine, renal, neurological, ocular and abdominal emergencies
    • Burns and major trauma
    • Shock, multi-organ dysfunction syndrome
    • Alcohol and other drugs
    • Triage
    • Disaster management, forensics, toxicology
    • End of life care
    • Teamwork and leadership


We support our postgraduates’ development through a team of excellent educators and support services;

  • Senior support from NUM, ANUM’s and Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Nurse Educators and Clinical Support Nurses available to work across all clinical areas of the Emergency Department including:
    • General cubicles
    • Short Stay Unit
    • Mental Health
    • Paediatrics
    • Fast track
    • Resuscitation area

University Partnerships


Monash University: Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing


For further information, contact learninghub@phcn.vic.gov.au