Sydney Nursing School celebrates International Nurses Day 2016

31 May 2016

International Nurses Day is celebrated each May 12—the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
This year’s theme was “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving health systems’ resilience” and was celebrated by staff at the university’s Mallett Street campus with a pledge for nurses to continue to be an impetus for change.

Sydney Nursing School celebrates International Nurses Day 2016
Sydney Nursing School celebrates International Nurses Day 2016 (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

As the number one nursing school in Australia (QS Rankings by Subject, 2016) Sydney Nursing School expects their nursing graduates to contribute to improving health systems throughout their career.
Sydney Nursing School is a major force in securing the future of nursing and healthcare in Australia.
“Staff and students [at Sydney Nursing School] collaboratively engage in quality education and research that has impact on international policy and practice and aims to improve the health of all people and their communities” said Sydney Nursing School Dean Donna Waters.
This year, Sydney Nursing School awarded 30 scholarships to students from a range of backgrounds, and celebrated this at an event in April. Twelve of these scholarships were made possible by a generous $10.8 million donation from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation.
More recently, the Wakil Foundation exceeded their generosity by giving the largest ever gift to the university—$35 million to enable construction of the Susan Wakil Health Building as Stage 1 of the new Health Precinct, due for completion in 2019.
Also this year, Sydney Nursing School extended its reach into Sydney’s growing western suburbs and welcomed a new cohort of graduate-entry masters students based at Westmead Hospital. Students studying at the Westmead Precinct are now experiencing learning in a new purpose-built clinical simulation lab on site.
Often at the forefront of health crises, nurses and the health systems they support respond, adapt and provide strength to individuals and communities when exposed to major shocks, including individual health threats through to outbreaks of disease, conflict or natural disasters. Sydney Nursing School continues to prepare nurses who able to adapt and respond to such health crises and is proud to celebrate International Nurses Day.

Study Nursing at the University of Sydney

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years

Admissions Timeline

Round 1: May 26, 2016
Round 2: August 18, 2016
Round 3: October 6, 2016
Applicants who lodge an application and meet the academic requirements will be contacted directly by the faculty to attend an interview and sit a numeracy and literacy test. International applicants will be interviewed via Skype and conduct their test online with instructions given by the faculty.
Entry Requirements
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Nursing

  • will hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing; and
  • will perform satisfactorily in an interview; and
  • will perform satisfactorily on an admissions test.

Applicants who successfully meet the admission criteria will receive a conditional offer and an invitation to undertake an interview and literacy and numeracy tests. Literacy and numeracy tests for international students will be undertaken online and interviews will be held via Skype.

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