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Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Gain a professional qualification in just two years

This exciting course builds on your previous undergraduate education, preparing 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.

Developing skills for leadership in nursing, you will grow to understand the impact of your practice within local and global health contexts, across changing health care 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. Joining students from varied undergraduate degrees, you will engage in debate in our vibrant learning environment.

Study over two years full-time, or four years part-time.



The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) is now delivered in two distinct, comparable cohorts: one based at the University’s Mallet Street campus, Camperdown, and one based at the Westmead health precinct.

Students based at Westmead attend the majority of their lectures within the Westmead precinct, which includes teaching hospitals and university facilities, and undertake clinical placements with partner institutions at Westmead or elsewhere across the state. Students based at Camperdown attend lectures at the Mallet Street campus and have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements at any of several partner institutions, including those at Westmead.

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.

Domestic applications to study at Westmead and Camperdown in 2017 are now closed.

For more information, consult the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Admissions guide 2017

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 healthcare 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.