Step up to the challenge of practicing in perioperative settings and graduate with the skills to provide high quality, ethical, patient-centred care. Build on your existing knowledge and learn the key concepts crucial to the application of nursing surgical patients. Clinical requirements mean you'll be learning while you study – working in a hospital or speciality area will complement your theoretical studies with on the job learning.
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.
This postgraduate specialist course aims to prepare graduates to practise effectively at an advanced practice level in operating rooms and post-anaesthesia care units.
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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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.
Master of Nursing Practice (Perioperative Nursing)
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.
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 alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees
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.
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