Discover a career in nursing

Nurses make a genuine difference to people’s lives. As highly trained and valued professionals, nurses have great career opportunities all over the world.

Pathways to becoming a registered nurse

We offer three pathways to becoming a registered nurse. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


If you're a high school leaver, or don’t have a degree, you can choose to study either option 1 or 2:

Option 1

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

  • Three years, full time.
  • Be prepared to work in local, national and international healthcare settings.
  • Learn how to thrive in complex health environments.
  • Undertake clinical placements across Sydney, New South Wales or even further afield.

Option 2

Combined Nursing Degrees

  • Four years, full time.
  • Choose to combine one of three bachelor’s degrees with a Master of Nursing.
  • Undertake clinical placement across Sydney, New South Wales or even further afield.
  • Develop skills for leadership in nursing.
  • Learn to understand the impact of your practice within local and global health contexts, across changing healthcare systems.
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Following successful graduation from a Bachelor of Nursing degree, students from the University of Sydney and other Universities can apply to our one-year Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program, opening the door to a future research degree.


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If you already have a degree, other than a nursing degree, you can study:

Option 3

Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

  • Two years, full time.
  • Fast track your career with graduate entry.
  • Build on your previous undergraduate education, preparing you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings.
  • Develop fundamental knowledge and clinical skills.
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Who should study this course?

Students that are looking to become a registered nurse and developing the skills needed to thrive in complex health environments. This course is for students who already have a degree, other than a nursing degree.

Postgraduate education for nurses

Postgraduate education for nurses

  • Advanced Nursing Practice/Clinical Nursing
  • Cancer and Haematology Nursing
  • Clinical Trials Practice
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Intensive Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Health Care Nursing
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Who should study a postgraduate nursing degree?

Our postgraduate nursing degrees are designed for registered nurses who are looking to build the professional practice capabilities and advance to a leadership role in nursing. What you learn will be immediately applicable to your professional practice, allowing you to develop competencies and confidence as you progress through your chosen program.
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Undertake research in nursing and midwifery

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, Sydney Nursing School received the highest possible rating indicating that our research is “well above world standard”.


Join our research community who are dedicated to improving health and the practice of nursing and midwifery by shaping education, influencing policy and improving practice in our priority health areas.