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Nursing at Avondale

Study at Sydney (Wahroonga) and Lake Macquarie Campuses

Your nursing career starts here

Avondale's Bachelor of Nursing is ranked #1 undergraduate nursing course in Australia on all educational experience indicators — The Good Universities Guide 2024
No other nursing course gives you the opportunity to study on the campus of the biggest private hospital in New South Wales. Learn in state-of-the-art simulation centres and on the job, with 800 hours of clinical placements. We have a strong focus on high-quality care, equipping you with the skills to improve lives.


Gain practical first-hand experience studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Avondale. Our Sydney Campus is located on the grounds of one of Australia’s leading hospitals, Sydney Adventist Hospital. You will enjoy access to brand new learning facilities, including a simulaton centre, high-tech library, purpose built furniture and affordable parking. On campus accommodation is available at both our Sydney and Lake Macquarie campuses, for easy access and convenience.

We partner with a range of clinical care providers in the Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle areas to provide a diverse range of clinical experiences for students. Our accredited academic program produces well-informed, capable graduates.

There is a high demand for Bachelor of Nursing graduates in the public and private health sector. Opportunities for employment span a range of varied settings locally, nationally and internationally.
→ Learn more about our Bachelor of Nursing program

Postgraduate & Research

Avondale offers a Master of Nursing course, designed to extend and deepen a registered nurse's knowledge, skills and appreciation of advanced practice that takes into consideration professional, legal and ethical requirements.
In addition to this, Avondale offers two internationally-accredited dedicated research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
→ Learn more about our postgraduate courses

Gain practical and first hand experience while learning on the grounds of one of Australia’s leading hospitals, Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Emma's Story

"The community at Avondale is what makes it so enjoyable. Not only are the facilities amazing, but the lecturers' personalised care is amazing too. They want you to succeed. They want you to be the best nurse that you can be." 

- Emma, Bachelor of Nursing.
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