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Nursing SVHM: Postgraduate Nurse

Nursing resources at SVHM

Postgraduate Nurse at SVHM

Resources and information on our Postgraduate nursing programs offered at SVHM.

SVHM Postgraduate nursing program

Postgraduate streams available  (in conjunction with UoM, Deakin University, ACU)

Palliative Care, Cardiac Care, Cancer, Emergency, Intensive Care, Medical, Mental Health, Orthopedics, Renal, Peri-operative, Plastics, Surgical

Pathway to Specialty Practice

Registered Nurses (Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) can also undertake a specialty practice program at SVHM, 
The new program is commencing January 2023.

The Pathway to Specialty Practice Program (PSP) Vimeo Video (14 min)

Postgraduate streams

Palliative Care 

Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing - University of Melbourne (UoM) - online. Please contact

Education and training in palliative care in Victoria (
The Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative (VPCNPC) provides individual Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner candidates with educational resources, a mentorship program and networking opportunities) The Centre for Palliative Care CPC is the coordinating Centre for the development and delivery of the Post Graduate education in Palliative Care at the University of Melbourne CPC Education and Training

Cardiac Care

Chronic Illness and Cardiovascular Disease (Library Nursing topic guide)

Cardiology Library support libguide


Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing - University of Melbourne (UoM) - online
"You will increase your understanding in the pathophysiology of cancer and carcinogenesis, and the principles of cure, control, symptom management and palliation. The impact of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and survivorship on the person confronted with a life threatening illness and their family will be explored".
Library support resources: Chronic Illness: Cancer Disease and Cancer NursingCollection of Oncology and Cancer Nursing Ebooks


Emergency Medicine Library support page:, Featured journal titles, new books.

Intensive Care

Intensive Care  Library support page :Featured journal titles and new books.

Medical stream

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Medical) – Australian Catholic University. The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Medical) is designed to prepare nurses for speciality practice at an advanced practice level.

Mental Health

Mental Health Nursing libguide  Library resource support guide
General Mental Health Library resource support guide


Orthopedics  Library resource support guide
Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal Library support guide
Recommended journal titles: Orthopedic 

Renal stream

Useful links
Renal Society of Australasia, Renal Society of Australia useful links, see Evidence based Nursing resources
Renal stream, University of Melbourne

Nephrology Library resource support guide

Peri-operative nursing

The Graduate Certificate of Perioperative, Perianaesthesia or Intraoperative nursing streams are facilitated by Deakin University. For study in 2023 successful applicants will need to enrol in either the Perioperative, Perianaesthesia or Intraoperative stream with Deakin.
Useful links
Perioperative nursing - Deakin university
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses | ACORN
Library support guide, journals see British Journal of Anaesthesia

Plastic stream

Plastic & Aesthetic Nursing - journal tile. How to become a cosmetic Nurse  (Article)

Surgery stream

Surgery  Library support guide 

Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Feature articles

Postgraduate Medical Imaging Nursing Curriculum: Development and Indications for Nursing Practice, 2022 (request an article -copy and paste)
Journal of Radiology Nursing, Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 106-111.

Tips for advancing your nursing career (Blogpost, Greenstaff Medical AU)

Developing a postgraduate professional education framework for emergency nursing: a co-design approach, 2021
BMC nursing20(1), 43. 2021.

Effective learning activity to facilitate post-graduate nursing students' utilization of nursing theories – Using the fundamentals of care framework, 2022. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 00, 1– 12. 

Theme-based storytelling in teaching pharmacology to postgraduate nursing students, 2020
Cogent education7, no. 1, (2020)

Teaching Core EBP Skills to Postgraduate Nursing Students, 2020
Leufer, Thérèse, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Vol. 17 Issue 5, pp. 404–405, 2020.

Improving Cultural Competence and Self-Efficacy Among Postgraduate Nursing Students: Results of an Online Cultural Care Training Program, 2022 Fadaeinia MM, Miri S, Azizzadeh Forouzi M, Roy C, Farokhzadian J.J Transcult Nurs. 2022 

British Journal of Nursing’s series on Advanced Clinical Practice
The series is aimed at nurses who are practising at an advanced care level or who are taking the ACP course. The ACP series will cover a range of clinical disciplines from hepatology to end of life care. Articles will cover critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning as well as prescribing practice and consultation and clinical assessment. A PDF with links can be downloaded to be used for journal clubs and education groups.

Selected resources - Books & Articles

Book series: Advanced Practice in Nursing (APN) 

This series of concise monographs, endorsed by the International Council of Nurses, explores various aspects of advanced practice nursing at the international level. 8 title series.