Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Our Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) builds on your previous undergraduate education, preparing you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings.

Studying over two years full-time or four years part-time, you will develop the skills and knowledge to thrive in complex health environments and gain an understanding of how to work with other health professionals to provide the highest quality person-centred care.

Who should study this course?

People that are looking to become a registered nurse while 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.

How and what will you learn?

Throughout your studies, you will experience hands-on learning while developing a strong theoretical understanding of health and illness, and how nursing care is provided and experienced. Learning and teaching strategies include:

  • lectures, tutorials and workshops with experienced academic staff and interesting guest lecturers
  • engagement in clinical simulation environments which will assist you to confidently develop the clinical skills required for nursing practice
  • more than 800 clinical placement hours in varied settings including hospital, emergency departments, intensive care units, paediatric units, oncology units, mental health facilities, primary care and community health centres.

As part of this course, you will study nursing care, human biology, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice, social contexts of health and illness, illness experiences, healthcare systems, leadership in healthcare and other professional topics, including legal and ethical issues in healthcare.

Campus locations

The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) is delivered on two sites:

  • Mallet Street Campus in Camperdown. Students 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. In 2019, Sydney Nursing School will move from Mallett Street to a purpose-built facility on the Camperdown Campus. Find out more.
  • Westmead Health Precinct. Students 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.

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Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program are highly sought after. Registered nurses work in a wide range of settings, from inner-city hospitals to rural and remote communities, in public health, government departments, non-government organisations, armed forces, tertiary education, and in clinical research.

Professional recognition/accreditation

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.



Domestic and international applications to study in 2018 are now open.

For more information, consult the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Admissions guide 2018

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