Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing – Perioperative – Mercy Hospital for Women


Through the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma of Nursing: Perioperative, we offer a one-year program for registered nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate studies in perioperative nursing.

Mercy Hospital Women facilitates the clinical component of this 12-month course, in conjunction with Deakin University.

Successful applicants will rotate through all areas of the perioperative environment, including the instrumentation and circulating role, and anaesthetic and recovery roles.

Students are employed for a minimum of 24 hours a week (by negotiation based on previous perioperative experience) to a maximum of 36 hours a week. The program starts in February and runs for a period of 12 months.

Department Information

Mercy Hospital for Women perioperative services offers experience in gynaecology, urogynaecology, gynae-oncology, reproductive medicine, endosurgery, obstetrics, anaesthetics, post-anaesthetic and day surgery nursing that complements theoretical education.

How to apply

Entry to the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Nursing: Perioperative involves successful application to Deakin University – Masters of Nursing Practice – Perioperative. Apply at Deakin University

Please identify Mercy Hospital for Women as your preferred hospital for clinical experience.

You must also apply directly to Mercy Hospital for Women

The course will be advertised in August/September. It will be placed on the following websites: Mercy Health Career’s website and Seek.

Primary contact

Geneviève Rohrlach

Perioperative Nurse Educator

Mercy Hospital for Women
Level 2, 163 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Vic 3084

Phone: 03 8458 4000 or 03 8458 4112


Affiliated education institution

Australian College of Nurses

Last reviewed September 6, 2018.