Postgraduate courses and specialty areas

Postgraduate Expo

Courses | Clinical assessment requirements | Admission | Mode of attendance | Cost of postgraduate study

Postgraduate Student Adviser – Keir Kirkby
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Advanced Learning Master’s Programs

Advanced Learning Master’s Programs

Dr Christopher Gordon, explains the benefits of undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at Sydney Nursing School.

Cancer and Haematology Nursing

Cancer and Haematology Nursing

Shannon Philp, describes the cancer and haematology nursing program as rewarding, clinically relevant and having an excellent reputation.

Clinical Trials Practice

Clinical Trials Practice

Dr Nathaniel Marshall, describes the Clinical Trials Practice Program as “complex, extending and specialist”.

Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing

Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing

Dr Janice Gullick, describes these programs as “robust, dynamic and developing clinical leaders”.

Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Associate Professor Kim Foster, describes the mental health nursing program as “inspiring, rewarding and cutting edge”.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Dr Tom Buckley, describes the programs as providing “advanced capacity, autonomous learning and clinical judgement”.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Jacqui Fong, Clinical Practice Coordinator describes the Nurse Practitioner course as "challenging, one of a kind, with a strong clinical focus".

Primary Health Care Nursing

Primary Health Care Nursing

The new Primary Health Care Nursing program is designed for registered nurses who work in, or who aspire to work in primary health care settings in Australia and internationally.


Postgraduate advanced learning courses

Sydney Nursing School offers a flexible range of postgraduate coursework degrees at master, graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels. Students study courses with a variety of specialty-specific units of study that complement those that focus on leadership, quality and safety, and research. At the master's level, a capstone completes the student’s learning experience.

It is possible to start at a graduate certificate, and progress seamlessly up to a graduate diploma or master’s degree. All completed units of study will count towards this progression. Students may elect to study some units of study offered in the postgraduate coursework area as non-award units. Should you wish to study at graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master’s level at a later date any units studied may be credited towards the certificate or degree.

To enable you to streamline your study towards a particular professional field, there are seven specialty areas within Sydney Nursing School:


Clinical assessment requirements

For some of the above specialty areas, students need to ensure that they are able to undertake clinical assessments in the workplace. Students must fill out a clinical assessment form and send it in with their application. Specific requirements can be found in the information for each specialty area.

Admission

With the exception of Clinical Trials Practice, to apply for admission into any of this School’s postgraduate advanced learning courses you must already be a registered nurse in Australia or in a country other than Australia. Additional admission criteria apply for those students seeking admission to the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Applicants with overseas qualifications are required to complete an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each band.
More information on IELTS ...

Mode of attendance

All units of study have four face-to-face study days.
Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.

Note: International students may only study full time, and therefore are only able to study at the level of master’s degree or graduate diploma.

Cost of postgraduate study

Sydney Nursing School may offer a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for local students enrolled in advanced learning postgraduate coursework programs in 2014 (not including Clinical Trials Practice and Primary Health Care). This means most of the cost of your course will be paid for by the government and you will make significant savings per unit of study. For details about the costs for postgraduate study for both domestic and international students, visit the Future students costs and scholarships website.