Primary Health Care Nursing

Develop the skills and knowledge in primary health care nursing and move towards a leadership position in a range of settings in this exciting field.

This program, offered as a masters degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate, will equip nurses with the advanced skills and knowledge to develop and promote primary health care strategies to meet future challenges. It includes innovative and advanced approaches to clinical practice, patient engagement, communication and clinical assessment.

Why study primary health care nursing?

With rising incidence of complex, chronic diseases and an ageing population, the need for skilled primary health care nursing leaders is greater than ever before.

Our postgraduate program in primary health care nursing will provide you with knowledge in chronic disease prevention and management, including evidence-based, decision-making processes and practices, concepts of self-management and coordinated, quality care.

Led by clinical and research experts, you will focus on the health needs of individuals, families and communities and on the importance of providing accessible and equitable health care.

Who should study this program?

Our primary health care nursing program is designed for registered nurses working in the field who are looking to build the professional practice capabilities needed for leadership in primary health care nursing.

Why study at Sydney Nursing School?

  • The University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia for graduate employability* and ninth internationally in nursing.**
  • Be taught by experts in primary health care nursing.
  • Benefit from face-to-face learning and collaboration with your peers.
  • Choose how to fit study into your life with full-time and part-time options, as well as self-paced online study for some components of the program.
  • The University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017).

* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

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