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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice allows students to explore the ways in which nurses work and practice within clinical environments. This course focuses on developing advanced nursing practice ability with a focus on patient safety and the provision of quality care.

Students will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to their own area of clinical expertise. Upon completion of this course students will have the knowledge, skills and attributes required to develop initiatives in health care and make a substantial contribution to future health care directions.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree in the discipline or a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Careers & future study

Future study options

Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice can be used as credit towards the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to clinical nursing. Clinical nurses work in a variety of settings in the acute sector and the community and manage patients with both acute and chronic health concerns. They may also be involved in education, administration or research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

084692E

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2021

Venue

Mallett Street Campus

Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney,

88 Mallett Street,

CAMPERDOWN,

New South Wales,

2050, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice Nursing will hold:

(a) a pre-registration nursing degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

(b) an embedded graduate certificate in this discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

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  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
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