Key responsibilities for staff and students
The Dean of Sydney Nursing School is responsible for the strategic management of the faculty and for providing academic leadership. The Dean is the major link between the faculty and other parts of the University, other universities and the nursing profession.
Associate Dean (Research)
The Associate Dean (Research) is responsible for initiating, supporting and expanding research and innovation initiatives in the faculty. From that strategic leadership role, the Associate Dean (Research) develops research performance and capacity and has oversight of the faculty's higher degree research students.
The Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) is responsible for creating an environment that promotes learning and teaching opportunities which are aligned with University and faculty plans and strategic priorities. In this leadership role, the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching and learning and has oversight of the faculty's course work degree students.
The associate deans report directly to the Dean.
Directors collaborate with the associate deans to develop, implement and review strategies relating to curriculum and student experience.
The Director Pre-Registration Programs implements, oversees and manages the faculty and University policies and procedures for the Master of Nursing (Pre-registration) programs from course enquiries, enrolment, student progression to graduation.
The Director Postgraduate Advanced Studies implements, oversees and manages the faculty and University policies and procedures for the faculty's postgraduate programs from course enquiries, enrolment, student progression to graduation.
The director of international programs has primary responsibility for internationalising Sydney Nursing School's existing programs and exploring further opportunities. The Director of Singapore also oversees matters relating to student and course management for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) on and off campus.
These directors report directly to the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching).
The Director, Research Students and Research Development, identifies and facilitates links between University and local, national and international research bodies seeking to enhance their research profile, and is proactive in increasing research capacity and performance across Sydney Nursing School. This position also oversees faculty and University policies and procedures for the faculty's research programs from course enquiries, enrolment, student progression to graduation.
Sydney Nursing School has a number of coordinators who are actively involved in student recruitment, student enrolment and progression, course development and linking with relevant industry and professional bodies. These coordinators manage students' candidature through the implementation of faculty and University policies and procedures, including academic honesty, special consideration, assessment extension, and students at risk.
Sydney Nursing School has a coordinator for each of the following key areas:
- Coordinator Master of Nursing
- Coordinators Postgraduate Advanced Studies
- Clinical Education Academic
The Clinical Education Academic oversees the on-campus (simulation) and off-campus clinical education program for pre-registration students.
- Unit of study coordinators
A unit of study coordinator is responsible for the overall running of a unit of study and usually participates in the group teaching of that unit.
Within Sydney Nursing school the Quality Adviser leads the development, implementation and evaluation of faculty quality improvement and strategies for teaching and learning consistent with University policy and requirements with particular emphasis on:
- overall course performance and improvement
- evaluation of teaching quality and processes to enhance teaching performance
- analysis of student experiences and processes to enhance student support
- feedback to students in relation to evaluation of courses, delivery and support
- profiling our learners with a view to meeting and exceeding their learning expectations and experiences.
Advisers Master of Nursing and combined degrees
Sydney Nursing School has a number of advisers who provide direct support and guidance to students on enrolment and progression matters. The advisers report directly to the Director Pre-Registration Programs, and the faculty has an adviser for each of the following key areas:
- Year 1 of the Master of Nursing
- Year 2 of the Master of Nursing
- Combined Degrees for Arts and Science
- Combined Degrees for Health Sciences
- International Student Adviser
- Indigenous Student Adviser
The Clinical Education team is responsible for the coordination and communication of clinical placements.
The Clinical Simulation Labs team is responsible for setting up of practical classes and accessing practice rooms.
Lecturers deliver lectures, lead tutorial groups and provide advice, at advertised times, about your class work and assessment.
The Nursing Student Services team provide a high level of service to students on a range of matters including general enquiries, progression, graduation and completion.
Student members of Faculty Board
Student participation in the faculty is constituted in formal meetings such as Faculty Board and the MN Year 1 and Year 2 student representative groups.
Students are to ensure that they:
- are enrolled correctly
- undertake all the required learning activities in units of study
- are responsible for their own learning
- behave in a manner that shows respect for staff and fellow students
- do not impede the learning of any other student.