Susan Wakhil Health Building

Facts & figures

Global leaders in nursing

  • #1 in Australia and equal #14 in the world 2024 QS Subject Rankings in nursing
  • #7 in the world 2022 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
  • Top 20 university globally QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 98% Sydney Nursing School employment rate after graduation
  • Silver Employer of Choice 2019 LGBTIQ Inclusion Awards
Faculties and schools_

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery

Excellence in nursing education and research
Sydney Nursing School is driving nursing education and research locally and globally. We are preparing our graduates for the changing needs of healthcare and the increasing demand for nurses in Australia.

About Sydney Nursing School

Sydney Nursing School produces graduates who have the critical thinking skills and nursing knowledge to provide the best care for people, wherever they are. Our graduates engage with and contribute to important decisions about trends in treatment, patient care and disease prevention.

Many of our staff work in frontline healthcare services, making a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally. Our students gain practical, hands-on experience in dedicated clinical simulation facilities on the Westmead Campus and in the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown Campus.

The new Susan Wakil Health Building is a purpose built facility will boast state-of-the-art simulation rooms, 4 lecture theatres and an array of other speciality spaces and equipment for our nursing students.

A total of up to 12 Susan Wakil Scholarships are offered annually by Sydney Nursing School to support the education of deserving students who demonstrate a high level of ability and potential.

Global impact

Having led curriculum development in Singapore for the past 25 years, revolutionised maternity care in Vietnam and reimagined curricula in Tonga, our global impact is clear.

Closer to home, we’re working to fight cardiovascular disease with the Charles Perkins Centre, improve cancer survival at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and develop models of care in midwifery at the Royal Hospital for Women.

A brief history of nursing at the University of Sydney

Our people

  • Associate Professor Tom Buckley
    Deputy Head of School
  • Professor Debra Jackson
    Director of Academic Career Development
  • Professor Deb Jones
    Head of School, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
Pre-registration courses
  • Mrs Louise Sheehy
    Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) Year 1 Advisor
  • Dr Horas Wong
    Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) Year 2 and 3 Advisor
  • Ms Belinda Clough
    Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Year 1 and 2 Advisor
  • Dr Gemma Saravanos
    Master of Nursing (Westmead) Student Advisor
  • Dr Karen Watson
    Master of Nursing Combined Degree Advisor (Science/Health Science)
  • Mr Jay Balante
    Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing Combined Degree
  • Dr Juliana Chen
    Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Please contact your relevant degree/year advisor
    International Program Coordinator

Postgraduate courses

Clinical education


If you are looking for more information about clinical placements with us or you are a current student with questions about your placement, please contact us.  

Head of School and Dean

Professor Brendan McCormack
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Sydney Nursing School

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