Medical/Surgical Acute Nursing Postgraduate Program

Designed to offer learners the opportunity to further develop and consolidate their clinical skills, our Medical/ Surgical Acute Nursing Postgraduate Program provides a refresh of current knowledge across multiple areas of acute medical and surgical nursing care.


12 months

Intake Months:

February, July

General Information

The program includes:

  • Commitment to work a minimum of 0.6 EFT
  • Study options of on-campus or multi-model at the Monash University, Clayton campus is available
  • Minimum of 12 months experience within an acute medical/surgical setting
  • Choice of working hours including full time (including ADO) or part time employment of 8 or 9 days per fortnight
  • Supernumerary time on commencement
  • Annual leave
  • Study & Exam Leave
  • LEAP days (a great opportunity to work in a variety of clinical areas based on clinical interest/assessments)
  • Access to library and resources (extensive Learning Hub resources)
  • Advancing personal knowledge and skills
  • Use of newly built Simulation Centre
  • Access to experienced staff and resources


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

  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Clinical Support Nurses available seven days per week
  • Senior support from NUM/ANUM’s and Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Nurse Consultants

Areas available for rotation

The program is designed to provide a variety of rotations to consolidate your nursing skills. Rotations will take place at Peninsula Health sites, Frankston and Rosebud Hospital.

Rotations throughout the year are carefully structured by the Medical/Surgical Acute education team to ensure the most is gained from your postgraduate program.

Rotation areas

  • General Medical
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Acute Care of the Elderly
  • Respiratory
  • Renal
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastics
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Vascular
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)/FacioMaxilliary
  • Thoracic

University Partnerships


Monash University: Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing


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