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University of Sydney Nursing School

Program Overview - Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

University and Faculty: University of Sydney
Faculty of Health Sciences
Program: Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 5 million
Student Population: 60,000
Campus Location: Mallett/Camperdown Campuses
Program Duration: 3 years
Semester Intake: March each year
Next Intake: March 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $37,000 AUD (2019)

The University of Sydney Nursing School is one of the leading research-intensive nursing and midwifery institutions in the world, offering a professional nursing education that is internationally renowned for its research focus and cutting-edge facilities. Sydney Nursing School has always taken pride in educating health care professionals for Australia and around the world, providing clinical training to newcomers as well as to seasoned veterans looking to gain experience with unfamiliar or newly developed nursing techniques.

Bachelor of Nursing students studying at the University of Sydney Nursing School can expect a high-quality education that will more than prepare them for a career as a nurse or midwife. Nursing students develop their practical skills initially by mastering complex clinical simulations, and go on to work placements with select students being able to do their clinical placements in rural locales or even abroad.

University of Sydney students are constantly challenged in a rigorous but supportive environment that promotes a refined education for nurses graduating to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. More than 900 hours of clinical work using advanced medical technology and shadowing academics in their respective medical fields prepare students to handle the pressure of working at a modern hospital.


Unique Features of the Program

The Bachelor of Nursing continues to embody the internationalism and integrative approach the University of Sydney has sought to develop as one of the world's leading research-intensive institutions. The University of Sydney has entrenched the success of collaborative learning as a key to academic excellence, even in programs such as the Bachelor of Nursing, and are focused on professional development rather than focused research. As such, Sydney Nursing School is the only program in Australia whose students have access to interdisciplinary teaching across all of the health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, etc.

Additionally, the University of Sydney Nursing School allows for "Combined Degrees" between a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master of Nursing degree, the key benefit being that students can acquire both degrees throughout a four-year program, saving both time and money without sacrificing the academic excellence Sydney Nursing School provides in its separate programs. Students wishing to pursue research avenues of study in nursing can go on to conduct independent research in either a Master of Philosophy degree or as a doctoral student.


Why International Students Like to Study at the University of Sydney Nursing School

Canadians studying nursing at the University of Sydney have the opportunity to gain the requisite skills for their professional career at one of the best life science faculties in the world while travelling abroad in one of the finest cities of the world!

The Bachelor of Nursing's focus on clinical proficiency provides the experienced-based teaching that imbue the technical skills of a professional nurse, while coursework taught by leading figures in the health sciences provide a continual foundation of scientific knowledge to bolster a student's clinical abilities. Furthermore, while not all Sydney nursing students pursue research degrees, the high quality of education allows a smooth transition into postgraduate study from a Bachelor of Nursing for those who choose to do so.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Australia

Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.

Returning to Canada to Practice

All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence.

For information about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Applicants must satisfy University of Sydney's English language requirements for admission and have a high school diploma with at least a 77% average.


Application Deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Meghan Strank

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