Nursing Education has strong relationships with a number of leading universities in Australia.
Postgraduate study is encouraged at Alfred Health, and staff are supported through the provision of a range of postgraduate scholarships, Nurse Educator support, professorial academic support from La Trobe and the support of a Clinical Chair in Nursing (a joint appointment with Deakin University).
The Deakin/Alfred Nursing Research Centre is a collaborative partnership with the School of Nursing, Deakin University, which provides opportunities to inform nursing practice through research. In addition, nurses can pursue further studies in research by undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) degree, Master of Nursing and PhD. Scholarships are available to support nurses to undertake these studies.
Postgraduate programs are available in numerous specialties. The La Trobe/Alfred Clinical School of Nursing is part of the La Trobe University School of Nursing and Midwifery and is located at the Alfred campus.
Postgraduate courses are available from Graduate Certificate through to Masters/PhD level in the following specialties:
- Intensive Care
- Cardiac Care
- Emergency Care
- Wound Care
- Acute Care
Scholarships are available to support staff members to undertake studies in these areas.
The postgraduate scholarship program and Nurse Educators support staff members to undertake relevant study at any university.