Courses & Units

Nursing (2015)

Nurses are highly respected health professionals with a great depth of skill and knowledge. Few professions offer such challenges and rewards. If you’re looking to make a difference as an invaluable part of the healthcare system, then a career in nursing will help you do it.

The University of Tasmania offers exceptional nursing education and training both in the classroom and through strong industry partnerships. Our graduates go on to work as nurses and midwives in a range of areas including chronic disease management, mental health, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.

Our Bachelor of Nursing is offered as a traditional three-year degree in Launceston and as a two- year, fast track degree in Hobart and at our two NSW campuses in Rozelle and Darlinghurst.

We also offer a number of postgraduate nursing programs for registered nurses seeking career development. This includes our popular nursing specialisation programs, enabling registered nurses to select from over twenty different areas of specialisation.

"(The Bachelor of Nursing) is fantastic because it is so flexible and also it’s so broad. You can work in an acute setting, you can work out in the community... I can work in Africa! It’s really emotional work, and it’s in my blood. I don’t know if I could have done this work in Africa, had I not had that base degree."

Why study Nursing (2015)?

Nursing is a rewarding career offering flexibility and a range of work options.

Nursing is a professional health career. Upon successful completion of your Bachelor of Nursing, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to register as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

A high-demand career, nursing can give you a huge range of career choices and flexibility once you graduate. You could work in a hospital setting, education, community health, remote or rural areas and even special events like the Falls Festival. You could develop your career into a specialist area of health, and you may end up with a job that offers flexible shift work or Monday to Friday 9-5 business hours.

“When you are part of a team that saves someone’s life, it is amazing”

Edward Davis, Bachelor of Nursing

Edward Davis studied the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Tasmania. Part of his placement as a third-year Nursing student was in ICU and he now works in the Emergency Department at the Launceston General Hospital.

Career profile

"My work placements have been the highlight of my nursing degree. I've been to several departments of the Launceston General Hospital, an aged care facility, a community mental health service and the local eye hospital. It has given me a really diverse and useful range of skills and hands-on experience."

Laxmi Chalise

Bachelor of Nursing
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Career Options

Nursing graduates go on to enjoy a range of careers, often moving from work to study and into different workplaces throughout their career. You could specialise in a number of different areas including:

  • Acute care
  • Addiction
  • Aged care
  • Anaesthetics and recovery
  • Cardiovascular nursing
  • Child and family health
  • Clinical nursing and teaching
  • Community health
  • Critical care
  • Emergency nursing
  • Immigration health
  • Mental health
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Orthopaedic nursing
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Perioperative nursing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal nursing