Our alumni

Sydney Nursing School welcomes a lifelong connection between graduates and the School through ongoing communications and social and educational events.

Our alumni are leaders in the fields of nursing and midwifery in Australia and overseas. They are an integral part of the significant international network of our School and the University of Sydney.

As a graduate, your participation in our alumni community also means a lot to our current students who are looking for role models as they study, and in turn, become leaders and professionals in their chosen fields.


Join Our Alumni Network!

Are you a graduate? We are seeking to reconnect with our Nursing and Midwifery Alumni. Graduates of the:

  • Sydney Nursing School (including our foundation alumni who graduated from the Institute of Nursing Studies)
  • Cumberland College of Health Sciences
  • Sydney College of Advanced Education

are invited to join this network of alumni and have access to:
professional networking events – social reunions– free magazines – new research and more!

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Meet our alumni

Ruth Jebb

Ruth Jebb, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Sydney Nursing School alumnus Ruth Jebb has worked in countries around the world in disaster zones for organisations from the Red Cross to AusAid. Ruth was recently awarded theFlorence Nightingale Medalon 12 May as part ofInternational Nurses’ Day, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve.

Ruth has been part of over 12 international missions to the world’s disaster zones for theInternational Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) since 2005. Countries she has worked with include: Kenya, Cambodia, Chad, Philippines, South Sudan, Haiti, New Zealand and Nepal.

Most recently Ruth has worked in teaching and facilitation roles with both theRed Crossand AusAID (nowAustralian Aid) in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, focusing on training specialists in community health, psychosocial support and maternal, neonatal and child health.

Find out more about Ruth Jebb’s international career.


Steven Flanagan

Steven Flanagan, Care Manager, Anglicare Sydney
Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing (2015)
“Within my role as Care Manager at a residential aged care facility I ensure residents' physical health and comfort is maintained by performing routine and non-routine clinical tasks. I love the long-term care aspect of aged care nursing. I am privileged to have residents in my care where I get to work with them and their families to promote their quality of life. With an increasing proportion of frailty and dementia in the community requiring residential aged care, I find it rewarding to be able to share my knowledge and passion to promote best practice clinic care to a population group that is often vulnerable.

“I found that the academic rigour of the Master in Nursing was a great challenge and has led to my success transitioning into a registered nurse. Sydney Nursing School provided me with life changing opportunities where I was able to undertake clinical placements in the public and private hospital sector, while also attending a justice health placement and an international exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.”