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Who is postgraduate nursing for?

1 May 2018
Taking the next step in your nursing career
Sydney Nursing School offers a range of specialty programs that will help you become a leader in the field you choose to pursue. But who should undertake a postgraduate nursing degree?

Hear from current staff, students and alumni about the breadth of the student cohort.

Nurses who want to become a healthcare leader and make a difference

Our postgraduate nursing degrees are designed for registered nurses who are looking to build the professional practice capabilities and advance to a leadership role in nursing.

You will learn how to use the latest evidence to inform your clinical decision making, giving you confidence to work as a leader in a range of healthcare settings.

You will build on the knowledge you have gained as a registered nurse, solidifying the theoretical foundations of your practice.

Studying at Sydney Nursing School has given me the inspiration, motivation, and confidence to change direction and move to a new position with a fresh approach to patient care.
Amanda Hunneybell, Master of Mental Health Nursing, Registered Nurse, Professor Marie Bashir Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Nurses who want to gain a specialist qualification

At Sydney Nursing School, we offer a range of courses in different fields, including:

What you learn will be immediately applicable to your professional practice, allowing you to develop competencies and confidence as you progress through your chosen program.

The Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing course allowed me to move from a registered nurse on the ward to a clinical nurse consultant in my area.
Katrina Wilczek, Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Lymphoma and Bone Marrow Transplant Long Term Follow Up Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Who is eligible to study a postgraduate nursing degree?

For most of our postgraduate nursing degrees, you are eligible to apply if you:

  • hold a pre-registration nursing degree with a credit average
  • are a registered nurse in Australia
  • satisfy English language proficiency requirements.

Some courses require students to have a year’s experience in the specialty field before applying.

Please check entry requirements for each course by visiting Sydney Courses.

We have students who have been registered nurses for two or three decades to further develop and consolidate their professional skills. We also have students not too far out of there undergraduate courses. Some people have children, others have got really complex professional lives, and also travel from interstate.
Dr Janice Gullick, Director Postgraduate Advanced Studies, Sydney Nursing School

Our postgraduate courses are taught by experts, and will provide you with the knowledge to reach your potential in your chosen area of practice.

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