Resources and information on our Postgraduate nursing programs offered at SVHM.
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, https://www.svhm.org.au/education/nursing-education/pathway-to-specialty-practice
The new program is commencing January 2023.
Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing - University of Melbourne (UoM) - online. Please contact SVHM.Education.email@example.com
Education and training in palliative care in Victoria (vic.gov)
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
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 Nursing, Collection of Oncology and Cancer Nursing Ebooks
Emergency Medicine Library support page:, Featured journal titles, new books.
Intensive Care Library support page :Featured journal titles and new books.
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.
Nephrology Library resource support guide
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.
Perioperative nursing - Deakin university
Australian College of Perioperative Nurses | ACORN
Anaesthesia Library support guide, journals see British Journal of Anaesthesia
Surgery Library support guide
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 nursing, 20(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.
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.