Master of Nursing/Combined Degree

Nursing students

Study for one of three undergraduate degrees in combination with a Master of Nursing, leading to eligibility to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Choose to combine a Master of Nursing with:

  • A Bachelor of Arts, offering the opportunity to study subjects such as languages, economics, performance studies, social policy, government and international relations, Indigenous Australian studies and film studies.
  • A Bachelor of Health Science, offering the opportunity to extend your knowledge of health and related topics by studying subjects such as anatomy and histology, health ethics and law, and rural health.
  • A Bachelor of Science, offering the opportunity to study subjects such as science, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychology.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and have a wide range of career choices in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Developing skills for leadership in nursing, you will learn to understand the impact of your practice within local and global health contexts, across changing healthcare systems. At Sydney Nursing School, we are committed to developing research and using it as a basis for clinical decision making, in turn improving patient experience and outcomes. Joining students from varied undergraduate degrees, you will engage in debate in our vibrant learning environment.

Study over four years full-time, or eight 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.

Why study at Sydney Nursing School?

  • Assessment and clinical judgment
  • Foundations of clinical practice
  • The complexity of critical illness and injury
  • Intensive care nursing practice
  • Research in nursing and healthcare
  • Expanding practice in the ED and ICU
  • Then choose two of three electives from;
    • Creating a culture of safety and quality
    • Contemporary healthcare leadership
    • Simulation-based learning in health
  • Capstone experience
  • Gain skills and confidence with hands-on learning from week one through:
    • state-of-the-art clinical simulation labs
    • over 800 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.
  • Learn from leaders in nursing who contribute to best practice and policy development.
  • Learn how to use research to make evidence-based decisions, enabling you to provide the best care for patients and their families.
  • Develop the skills needed for leadership in nursing.
  • Join our global community of influential staff and alumni, building your relationships in the nursing and wider health care community.

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.

Find out more and how to apply