Sydney Nursing School offers community placements to final year students enrolled in:

  • Master of Nursing: NURS6022 Community Health Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing: NURS3008 Community Health Nursing

Community placements are allocated by Clinical Placement Services, rather than through an Expression of Interest. These placements are available in both urban and rural/remote locations. Clinical Placement Services will do their best to offer you your preferred placement area.

Rural community placements
Rural community placements
Rural community placements
Rural community placements


Community placements with Sydney Nursing School are located throughout NSW. As this program grows, locations may change and new locations will be added. Placements extend to Wilcannia, Tibooburra, Maitland, Hunter New England, Manning River, Temora, Griffith, Leeton, Young, Canowindra, Gilgandra, Oberon, Warren, Coonamble, Port Macquarie, Cooma, Mudgee, Muswellbrook and more.

This map shows the vast number of clinical placement areas that were available to our students in 2013.

Community placements 2013

Sydney Nursing School has negotiated with the NSW Ministry of Health to provide around 50 percent of clinical placements for community nursing in regional, rural or remote locations. Past students tell us that these rural/remote placements provide an unforgettable and rewarding community nursing experience.

By participating in rural or remote placements, you can engage in an area of health care which will really make a difference to people isolated by distance and from the kinds of facilities we take for granted in an urban environment. Expand your horizons and you might also discover some of the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available beyond the urban centres.


A limited number of places are available for students to gain hands-on professional experience through specific community nursing placements in Broken Hill, Wagga Wagga, Orange or Dubbo. These opportunities are subject to Expression of Interest, and there is an information session so you can learn more about these opportunities.

See also our Professional Experience Opportunities in international locations.