Postgraduate Nursing Program

Built by Nurses, for Nurses.

Our Postgraduate Nursing program is delivered online, and in a part-time capacity to give you a realistic work-life balance. Studying your nursing specialisation with us will allow you to apply your knowledge in the workplace, so you can track you progress in real time. With over 20 specialisations to choose from and a collaborative online community of learners to connect with, progress your career with the University of Tasmania.

Welcome to our program

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Nursing postgraduate studies program. If you are new to study or wanting to make an enquiry regarding potential health related career pathways, I am happy to discuss our diverse range of specialisations and courses, each of which are designed to enhance your clinical practice. You will be supported in studies by our highly skilled, clinically based teaching teams, as you engage with fellow students you will build support networks and establish collegial friendships.

By way of introduction, I am an experienced critical care nurse teaching into a variety of postgraduate units. My area of research expertise is practice focussed and revolves around recognition and response to deteriorating patients within a quality and safety focus. Wanting to make a difference to my home state, I have received grants for establishing the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y. Hobart) program within Tasmanian Schools and also received teaching and learning grants for peer assisted teaching. Over the years I have established an extended collaborative association with a range of our health partners, including the Tasmanian Health Service.

I look forward to sharing the learning experiences and connections you make over the course of your studies.


Associate Professor Melanie Greenwood
Director, Postgraduate Nursing


Nursing Specialisation Program

With our Nursing Specialisation Program, you can choose from the following degrees and specialise in one of our 20+ streams.

With flexible, part time and online study options, you can advance your nursing career while maintaining a work-life balance.

Please note, if you are intending to commence one of the following specialisations in a Semester 2 intake for H4F or H6F: Critical Care, Emergency or Perioperative, you will need to start with the Year 2 Semester 2 unit(s) due to pre-requisite requirements. The following specialisations have no Semester 2 entry: Leadership in Practice, Child and Family Health, Addiction Studies. If you have questions about the availability of specialisations or your course structure, please contact us.

Transition to Practice

Immerse yourself in a professional health care environment with the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) H4B course.

This course is delivered online and will support your continued development as a nurse by providing you with a formal degree qualification.

For further information on our Transition to Practice course, download the Transition to Practice course brochure.

Short Courses

Throughout the year we have a number of short courses available for registered nurses covering varying topics. Below are our current short courses, taking applications now.


We host a number of webinars for our courses throughout the year, please check below for the next scheduled event.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted into any level of the postgraduate nursing program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a current registration as a nurse in Australia.
  2. Have at least 6 months full time relevant nursing experience (in the specialist area that you have chosen to study) within the last 5 years (or equivalent).
  3. Hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent).


Have qualifications and experience deemed by the School to be equivalent to 2 and 3 above.

For the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) (H4B), you will also need to be employed in a Transition Program with a participating agency partner.

Please see the H4B course page for more information.

It may be possible to receive credit for previous postgraduate nursing, health professional or midwifery studies, please contact us to discuss your admission requirements

Information about how to apply:


Scholarship supported places for the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (H4F) are available to eligible students through our network of industry partners. For more information on our scholarship places, or to find out if you are eligible, contact us.

Other Study Options

Postgraduate study options in health

The School of Nursing have a range of postgraduate coursework degrees suitable for health professionals, to help you advance your career or find a new specialisation. These postgraduate degrees include options in midwifery, addiction studies, leadership and quality services.

For further information, visit our Postgraduate Coursework page.

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