About us

Our history

Learning and teaching

Committed to inter-professional learning and collaborative practice, our courses reflect the changing needs of health care. They are taught by leading academics, clinicians and researchers who are part of the nursing and healthcare community.

The exceptional quality of our programs means our graduates stand out from the crowd. Our programs are founded on evidence, generated by our home-grown researchers. Locally knowledgeable and globally aware, our graduates engender commitment and passion for nursing.

Sydney Nursing School has been ranked second in Australia and fifteenth in the world for research and educational excellence in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Our research transforms nursing and midwifery knowledge into real world outcomes, making a difference to the lives of patients and their families.

Our research improves patients’ experience and informs clinical practice, health and social policy and education. We are proud to have been awarded the highest possible score - “above world standard” - in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) audit by the Australia Research Council (ARC).

Our innovative research is cross-disciplinary and collaborative. We undertake research in national health priority areas, published in high rating journals. We are successful in attaining competitive research funding, including nationally competitive grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council.

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Our community

From Newtown to Norway, our students are stepping out of the classroom and using their skills to respond to the needs of patients and communities.

Our students have helped the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health to address barriers to health care in rural NSW. They have also joined fellow health care students to provide much needed care in Vietnam, and started up charities to improve heart attack survival. And that’s just in their spare time.

Our inspirational teaching and research community are proud leaders in the world of nursing and midwifery.

Having led curriculum development in Singapore for the last 20 years, revolutionised maternity care in Vietnam and re-imagined curricula in Tonga our global impact is clear. Closer to home, we’re working to fight cardiovascular disease with the Charles Perkins Centre, improve cancer survivoral at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and RPA, and develop models of care in midwifery at the Royal Hospital for Women.

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