Study at Sydney Nursing School

Diagram showing the nursing study options

Whether you are an aspiring registered nurse, or are already registered and want to advance your nursing practice, our programs offer you opportunity to develop:

  • skills in leadership
  • evidence-based decision making and
  • an understanding of local, national and global health contexts.

Become 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 don’t yet have a degree, you can choose to study either:

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

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.

Advanced learning for registered nurses

The following programs are offered at master’s, graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Cancer and Haematology Nursing

    Emergency Nursing
  • Intensive Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Health Care Nursing

At graduate certificate level, we also offer:

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.