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Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

Study the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) to become a nurse, eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

This exciting course will prepare you for work in local, national and international health care settings. You will learn how to thrive in complex health environments and will build an understanding of how to work with other health professionals to provide the highest quality patient-centred care.

What’s different about our Bachelor of Nursing? The advanced studies element of our course is woven into everything you learn. Focusing on leadership, using research to make evidence-based decisions, and enhancing your understanding of the international health landscape, the guiding principles of advanced studies will challenge you to achieve your full potential.

Study over three years full-time or six years part-time. Teaching takes place in lectures, tutorials and simulation clinics (Mallett Street and Camperdown campus) and in clinical placements across Sydney, New South Wales or even further afield.

In 2019, Sydney Nursing School will move from Mallett Street to a purpose-built facility on the Camperdown Campus. The new health precinct will be an agile space for multidisciplinary learning across all health faculties and a place of collaborative research.

Why study at Sydney Nursing School?

  • Sydney Nursing School is ranked number one in research and educational excellence in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).
  • We provide hands-on learning from week one through clinical simulation labs and 800 plus hours of clinical placements in a variety of health care settings in both metropolitan and rural areas, with the possibility of an international placement towards the end of your program.
  • You will learn from leaders in the nursing field who influence Australian health policy.
  • We offer a range of scholarships including the generous Susan Wakil Scholarships.
  • You will learn how to make evidence-based decisions, enabling you to provide the best care for patients and their families.

Graduate opportunities

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

As the largest group of health care professionals in Australia, registered nurses work in varied settings in public and private health care sectors, including acute care hospitals, community nursing, children’s hospitals, trauma and emergency care, mental health nursing, aged care, palliative care, operating rooms and other surgical settings.

Our graduates are employed in a range of locations, from inner city hospitals to rural and remote communities. Nurses also work in public health, government departments, NGOs, armed forces, tertiary education, and in pharmaceutical industry clinical research trials.

Interested students from the Bachelor of Nursing degree can apply to our one-year Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program, opening the door to a future research degree.

Find out more and how to apply