Perioperative nursing

Discipline

Learn to specialise in perioperative and perianaesthetic nursing. Perioperative nursing requires advanced skills, knowledge and attributes in ensuring a safe surgical and anaesthetic experience through the pre-operative, intraoperative and post-operative environment.

Deakin's nursing courses: ranked in the top 25 universities in the world*
Online learning: our Master of Nursing Practice is delivered online

Career opportunities

This postgraduate specialist course aims to prepare graduates to practise effectively at an advanced practice level in operating rooms and post-anaesthesia care units.

*2018 QS World University Rankings

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

I've learnt sound theoretical knowledge which I have been able to take back to my clinical area and translate into practical skills with the guidance and support of my workplace clinical educator.

Amy Skiller

Master of Nursing Practice (Perioperative Nursing)

Advance your career

Our teaching approach ensures you develop skills in critical thinking, high-quality patient care delivery, teamwork and communication – all attributes highly valued in perioperative settings.

Choosing the right course

Deakin’s perioperative specialty course is undertaken at a postgraduate level through the Master of Nursing Practice. Students can exit at either the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level or may choose to continue on and complete the Master of Nursing Practice.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course in nursing before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program.

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Research with us

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and in partnership with several major healthcare providers.

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Who we work with

The school works in partnership with many Australian metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals to deliver our specialist postgraduate programs.

Students undertaking our postgraduate courses are normally employed by a hospital partner and work a minimum of 24 hours a week for the duration of the course while undertaking the theoretical learning through Deakin.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEAKIN'S 15% POSTGRADUATE BURSARY

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