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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?

  • 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 healthcare and geographical settings
  • 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 heath care community.

Domestic applications to study at Westmead and Camperdown open 1 August 2016.

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.