Sydney Nursing School celebrates Australia's most trusted profession

12 May 2014

The University of Sydney recently celebrated International Nurses Day (May 12) with the news that nursing is considered Australia’s most ethical and honest profession according to recent Roy Morgan poll results.

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Nurses have been voted Australia’s most respected profession for 20 years in a row, and rated very high for “ethics and honesty” by 91 per cent of Australians surveyed.
Associate Professor Donna Waters, Associate Dean of Research at Sydney Nursing School said, “On International Nurses Day we celebrate the contribution of nurses across the world and reflect on the strengths of the profession to be a force for advocacy, innovation and improvement in health.
“Nurses make such an important contribution to improving people’s experience of health and illness. Every hour of every day, nurses work with people and families to make small and large differences to their lives.
“Not only are nurses on the frontline of patient care, they also do vital research into health and health outcomes to improve the lives of their patients.
Sydney Nursing School received the highest possible score in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings, indicating that our research is ‘well above world class’.”
“At Sydney Nursing School, our study leaders bring ideas from practice to realise small and large differences for people and families through research.
“Cardiovascular health, chronic diseases, aged care, trauma, cancer research, and health services are directly translated to nursing education, practice and policy—empowering nurses to lead the force for change,” Associate Professor Waters said.

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Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Entry Requirements: A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Nursing will hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or a Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, or equivalent qualification, and relevant work experience.

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