University of Sydney Handbooks - 2013 Archive

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Dean of Sydney Nursing School

Welcome to Sydney Nursing School

Here at Sydney Nursing School we have designed our programs at both pre- and post-registration levels to help you develop the requisite knowledge, skills and experience to prepare you for a rewarding career in clinical practice, and nursing and midwifery research. You will be learning in an academically rigorous environment which, at the same time, is stimulating and supportive.

I am extremely proud that students have the opportunity to study nursing at the University of Sydney. We offer students access to teaching and research across all the health professions. Learning from world experts and studying alongside students from other health professions gives you unique educational perspectives and inter-disciplinary practice that will prepare you for the complexities, challenges and rewards of health care. Within a research intensive university Sydney Nursing School values the development of a strong research community among staff and students and encourages cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.

Through our main academic activities of teaching, research and scholarship, our vision is to be the premier research-intensive nursing and midwifery school in Australia, respected and highly regarded internationally, and to be the pre- and post-registration nursing education provider of choice for high-achieving students. The focus of Sydney Nursing School’s scholarship is to improve health outcomes, the quality of care, and the health-related experience of people when they are at their most vulnerable; and all this during a time when the health care landscape is changing quite profoundly, both locally and internationally.

Sydney Nursing School’s values ensure research, education, policy and practice development endeavours will be carried out in a culture of transparency, respect, inclusiveness, collegiality and cultural safety. This is a culture which relishes constructive, critical debate and intellectual challenge. It rewards innovation and creativity for students, staff and our clinical and professional partners. Our practice and policy development and engagement with all health professions enables us to provide advice and consultancy across many key areas of nursing and midwifery.

Sydney Nursing School is going from strength to strength. We are proud to be educating the best nurses and midwives for communities near and far and to be undertaking research to influence future trends in treatment, patient care and disease prevention. There are so many fabulous things you can do as a nurse or midwife and I urge you to explore every avenue, whether you are joining us to advance your nursing career, or just beginning your fascinating journey to become a nurse. Sydney Nursing School is a great place to study and I welcome you.

Professor Jill White AM

Dean, Sydney Nursing School