Clinical placements for the Master of Nursing

Clinical placement hours | Units of study with clinical placements | Clinical placement hours for full-time study | Clinical placement hours for part-time study

General information about clinical placements


Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Year 1 Adviser
Astrid Frotjold
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Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Year 2 Adviser
Jane Currie
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Before you start, you need to be aware of the general information available to pre-registration students on all aspects of clinical placements.

You must complete all clinical placements before continuing into the second year of Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program.

You are required to wear a University of Sydney uniform on clinical placements. These are available from the online store.

Nursing practice clinical options

You can choose one of four clinical placement options for final year Master of Nursing students:

  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • High Acuity
  • Clinical Nursing

For these options you will undertake 4 weeks of clinical placement in your chosen area. You might like to choose an option in which you may wish to practise when you graduate.


Full-time and part-time clinical placement hours

Summary of clinical hours

Year 1

 

Semester 1

3 weeks full time; 4 weeks part time

Semester 2

6 weeks

Year 2

 

Semester 1

12 weeks

Semester 2

6 weeks

As part of the degree, you will complete both theory and clinical components. The list of units below contain off campus clinical placements.


The tables below indicate the units of study which have off campus clinical placements, along with the number of hours needed to complete.

Clinical placement hours for full-time study

Total clinical hours: 904

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5081 Introduction to Nursing Practice

Clinical practice

40 hours over 1 week

NURS5006 Illness Experience and Nursing Care

Primary health care clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5083 Human Bioscience in Health

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS5086 Drug Therapy, Disease and Nursing Practice

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS5082 Developing Nursing Practice

Surgical clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5085 Mental Health Nursing Practice

Mental health clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5002 Social Contexts of Health

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS5084 Nursing the Acutely Ill Person

Acute care clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS6019 High Acuity Nursing

High acuity clinical practice

88 hours over 4 weeks

NURS6022 Community Health Nursing

Community clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS6018 Care and Chronic Conditions

Medical/surgical clinical practice
88 hours over
4 weeks
(22 hours p/w)

In addition:

Mental health clinical practice
88 hours over
4 weeks
(22 hours p/w)

Chronic illness practicum: focus on family with a person with a chronic illness
40 hours across the semester

Nursing Practice (Options):

NURS6025 (Mental Health)

NURS6026 (Paediatrics)

NURS6027 (High Acuity) or

NURS6028 (Clinical Nursing)

Elective area clinical practice

160 hours over 4 weeks

NURS6008

Inquiry and Research in Nursing

NO CLINICAL
PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS6004 Nursing and the Politics of Health Care

NO CLINICAL
PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS6023

Professional Practice of Nursing

NO CLINICAL
PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS6024 Global Health and Nursing

NO CLINICAL
PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

Clinical placement hours for part-time study

Total clinical hours: 944

Year 1

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

NURS5081 Introduction to Nursing Practice

Clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5006 Illness Experience and Nursing Care

Primary health care clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5083 Human Bioscience in Health

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS5086 Drug Therapy, Disease and Nursing Practice

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

   

NURS5082 Developing Nursing Practice

Surgical clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5085Mental Health Nursing Practice

Mental health clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS5002 Social Contexts of Health

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS5084 Nursing the Acutely Ill Person

Acute care clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

   

NURS6008 Inquiry and Research in Nursing

NO CLINICAL
PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS6004 Nursing and the Politics of Health Care

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

NURS6023 Professional Practice of Nursing

Medical/surgical clinical practice
88 hours over
4 weeks
(22 hours p/w)

In addition:

Mental health clinical practice
88 hours over
4 weeks
(22 hours p/w)

Chronic illness practicum: focus on family with a person with a chronic illness
40 hours across the semester

NURS6024 Global Health and Nursing

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS6019 High Acuity Nursing

High acuity clinical practice

88 hours over 4 weeks

NURS6022 Community Health Nursing

Community clinical practice

80 hours over 2 weeks

NURS6018 Care and Chronic Conditions

NO CLINICAL PLACEMENT
REQUIRED

Nursing Practice (Options):

NURS6025 (Mental Health)

NURS6026 (Paediatrics)

NURS6027 (High Acuity) or

NURS6028 (Clinical Nursing)

Elective area clinical practice

160 hours over 4 weeks


Full-time study patterns | Part-time study patterns