Westmead has welcomed the second cohort of students to undertake the University of Sydney’s Masters of Nursing (Graduate Entry) course.
The 34 students visited the Westmead campus on February 28 for an introduction and orientation program and will officially start their classes in the coming weeks.
The students join last year’s 32-strong group, who are returning in 2017 for their second – and final – year of the course.
The University of Sydney has been offering the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program at its Camperdown campus since 2006 but introduced the program to the Westmead precinct last year.
Students based at the Westmead campus have access to a range of clinical placements across western Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, as well as the same rural and international placement opportunities offered to students at the Camperdown campus.
The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program is open to university graduates from any discipline – no prior health background is required.
The degree is offered on a two-year full time or four-year part time basis. After successful completion, these graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as nurses and enter the workforce.