School of Nursing, Sydney Campus
With dedicated passionate staff, state-of-the-art simulation facilities and a comprehensive contemporary curriculum, The University of Notre Dame’s School of Nursing is highly-regarded by the nursing profession. Due to our personalised approach to education and focus on pastoral care you will experience a learning environment where you will become a confident registered nurse. Our program has been developed in consultation with a range of key stakeholders including nursing academics, nurse educators, senior nursing administrators, nurses representing professional nursing organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses, and registered nurses from a variety of clinical settings.
The program includes 26 weeks (1000 hours) of professional workplace experience to be undertaken in a range of practice settings including aged care, mental health, medical and surgical nursing, critical care, paediatrics, and rural environments. Fully accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, a degree from the School of Nursing allows you to practice as a Registered Nurse once you have obtained your registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Work Integrated Learning
The School of Nursing boasts 27 weeks (1,026 hours) of professional practice, allowing students to apply theory to practice and develop the skills required to practise as a registered nurse. You will gain hands-on experience in a structured and supervised program of workshops and professional workplace experiences in a range of healthcare facilities, including acute adult and paediatric hospitals, aged care, disability, primary health care, mental health and critical care facilities.
Learn from academics and clinicians who are experts in their fields, with support and mentoring every step of the way. Should you need it, academic support is also available through the Notre Dame Study Centre. The Centre offers regular workshops covering topics such as time management, essay writing, critical thinking, research, stress management, academic writing tips, language conventions, memory skills and exam preparation.
Nursing student have the use of the Benedict XVI Medical Library, which holds more than 5000 print items, 20,000 e-books and 70 databases and clinical reference tools, primarily in the areas of nursing and medicine. You will also have access to St Benedict’s Library at Broadway which caters to the other schools on the Sydney campus. You will also have access to the state-of-the-art facilities at the Darlinghurst site, including simulated wards.