Masters of Nursing comes to Westmead
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Posted 09 Oct 2015




Redeveloping Westmead goes beyond the physical c
hanges occurring around the precinct.

The University of Sydney is responding to our healthcare and education needs by offering the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) course on precinct with a keen focus on involving nursing staff in the process.

Westmead Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Joanne Edwards has been a keen advocate for the consideration of hospital nursing staff within the framework of the course design.

“Belonging is really important to graduate nurses, it enables them to feel important and valued,” Joanne said.

Joanne expressed a firm desire to foster a sense of inclusiveness and belonging for new students on the precinct as they move through their degree and into the workforce.

“We hope our students will gain valuable experience with us whilst they study and then continue on with us as graduates,” she said.

The partnership opportunities between the university and the precinct are already well established with both Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead set to participate in the applicant interviews next year.

The diversity of precinct healthcare sectors will offer a full range of job opportunities for new graduates.

“We are delighted that the very successful graduate entry Master’s program that we already run at Camperdown will now be offered from the University of Sydney campus at Westmead” said Sydney Nursing School Dean, Professor Donna Waters.

“Our nursing students have undertaken clinical placements at both Westmead and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for many years, including those enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity to extend student experience and opportunity,” she said.

The University of Sydney (Graduate Entry) Master’s degree offers real-world benefits to those looking for a professional qualification or career change.

“People who have already completed a degree can undertake this professional program and become eligible to register as a nurse in two years,” Professor Waters said.

“The health sector is growing rapidly in Western Sydney and is poised for huge future demand.

“Offering this program in Western Sydney means that residents of the area can largely complete their course requirements at Westmead and ideally be able to gain employment in the area in which they live,” she said.

“People who have already completed a degree can undertake this professional program and become eligible to register as a nurse in two years,” Professor Waters said.

“The health sector is growing rapidly in Western Sydney and is poised for huge future demand.

“Offering this program in Western Sydney means that residents of the area can largely complete their course requirements at Westmead and ideally be able to gain employment in the area in which they live,” she said.

For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/nursing/study/masters

 
We want to be the workplace of choice for Western Sydney graduates looking to start their career. Joanne Edwards, director of nursing & midwifery, Westmead Hospital