Take your nursing career to new heights with postgraduate study at the Uni that cares more
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Sydney University has been helping respond to the ongoing crisis, with dedicated staff and students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery playing a leading role on the frontline.
The School recently deployed over 600 student nurses to help deliver all-important COVID-19 vaccinations, proudly supporting the efforts of NSW Health.
Staff from the School have also been working across hospitals and intensive care units (ICU), helping deliver much-needed care to patients, while the University has been supporting the community of Greater Western Sydney by hosting testing clinics at several of its campuses.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Deborah Hatcher, said the School is pleased to be able to lend a hand to the vaccine rollout and assist our nursing colleagues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are incredibly proud that we have hundreds of students and staff from the University helping out across our Local Health Districts, playing such an important role to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Professor Hatcher.
“Our greatest strengths are our students and staff, who understand and are connected with the people of Greater Western Sydney – many are part of these communities themselves.
“We are one of the largest nursing schools in the country, so we are pleased to be able to make such a valuable contribution to increasing vaccination rates in NSW, keeping our communities safe, and supporting the campaign to get as many people vaccinated as possible.”
While the COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales remains a constant challenge for all healthcare workers, Western Sydney University is passionate about encouraging nurses to consider the next stage in their professional development.
The nursing profession is one of the most rewarding careers you can have, often being the first point of call when it comes to helping people. Now more than ever, we need more nurses who are well-equipped to work in our hospitals and wide variety of healthcare settings.
Western Sydney University provides a Master of Nursing, which prepares Registered Nurses for advanced practice, aligning with a range of professional pathways. The 1.5-year course allows students to apply advanced nursing concepts in a chosen specialisation through theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills and offers flexible learning options.
With a choice of majors across Clinical Leadership, Clinical Teaching, Aged Care and Tuberculosis Management, the wide choice of specialisations allows nurses to hone their area of expertise as part of their postgraduate studies.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear from academics and gain a better understanding of course content, admission requirements and career outcomes.
Students will also be able to connect with the University’s wide range of support services on offer, including scholarships, counselling and wellbeing, childcare, and chat with our friendly admissions team.
This article was sponsored by Western Sydney University.