Course Description

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).

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,349 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 084692E
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNADNUPR1000