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School of Nursing

Welcome to the School of Nursing

Nurses are the largest group of health professionals nationally and internationally. Our work is diverse, we are employed in geographically disparate settings and we make a difference to health outcomes.

Our academic team are experienced and committed to supporting you achieve your career ambitions as a Registered Nurse. Welcome to the University of Tasmania, School of Nursing. Enjoy your studies and work hard, the end result will enable you to follow your dreams and to be the best you can be.

— Professor Karen Francis
Head of School, Associate Dean Sydney campuses
Registered Nurse, Academic and Researcher.

Our Courses


Bachelor of Nursing

More pathways. More study locations.
Nurses transform and make a positive impact on people’s lives. Start your career with us.

We understand every student is unique, our Bachelor of Nursing has been designed to allow for more pathways, study options and locations to suit the needs of our students. This fully-accredited* course allows flexibility for completing the degree in either two, three or four years, depending on your location and preference.


Meaningful education
We aim to provide you with a meaningful educational experience, tailored to the many roles nurses play in our community. Our program embraces a primary health care framework. Our student-centred approach uses a variety of high impact engaging learning experiences, diversity of authentic assessments and contemporary digital learning technologies. Our aim is to prepare you as a compassionate, agile and resilient graduate with the effective problem-solving skills required for your role as a registered nurse.


Hands on learning
We offer a vibrant learning culture; our program uses a blended model of online learning supported by on-campus intensive periods, and a wide variety of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) in a range of healthcare facilities. On-campus intensives provide you with an opportunity to safely practice skills and demonstrate your knowledge prior to undertaking PEP. PEP allows you to apply your learning in healthcare settings throughout your degree. This blended model of learning will develop the knowledge and skills you need to offer the highest quality health care.


*subject to program approval by AHPRA

Course Options for Undergraduate Nursing

Accelerated (2 year) Burnie**, Hobart, Launceston, Sydney

Standard (3 year)* Burnie**, Hobart, Launceston

Part-Time (4 year) Burnie**, Hobart, Launceston, Sydney


Whether you are returning to study after a long break, or you didn’t quite achieve the ATAR required, we have a pathway available into the Bachelor of Nursing. Find out more by exploring our pathways.

Explore our Pathways

* Standard 3 year program not available in Sydney
** Domestic students only
^ Subject to program approval by AHPRA

"If you have the passion for people and health and you’re thinking of heading back to study – go for it!

There are so many post-graduate options in nursing and I’m keen on critical care nursing, particularly burns and trauma, so the experience at a metropolitan hospital will help me determine if this is where I want to head.”

– Joel Cresswell, Alumna
Bachelor of Nursing


Our Postgraduate Nursing program is delivered online, and in a part-time capacity to give you a realistic work-life balance.

Studying your nursing specialisation with us will allow you to apply your knowledge in the workplace, so you can track you progress in real time. With over 20 specialisations to choose from and a collaborative online community of learners to connect with, progress your career with the University of Tasmania.

Explore our Postgraduate Courses

“I knew I wanted to do further study, but I worried that I might need to do contact study sessions, so it was great to find out the UTAS course was fully online. Online was never a disadvantage. My course co-ordinator was exceptional and there was support all the way through; at no point did I feel on my own.

I found the course was absolutely relevant. It filled the gap that my university degree was missing by helping me ‘fit in’ and adjust to a hospital environment better.”

– Chantelle Ragg, Current Student
Bachelor of Nursing (Transition to Practice)

“The benefit of online is its flexibility. I was able to structure study around my busier or quieter weeks and months, and around shift-work.

Also, the opportunity to do summer school allowed me to keep my study flow, but also helped when I needed to drop back, which I did when I was pregnant."

– Theresa Scott, Alumnus
Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Acute Care)

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