Nursing

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career on the front line of healthcare? You could work in a huge range of areas including workplace safety, emergency medicine, and mental health. Plus, you’ll make a real difference in the quality of life for your community.

Course options

Bachelor of Nursing

Nursing is one of the most trusted professions

Nursing is one of the most trusted professions in Australia, and across the globe.

Be taught by industry experts

Begin your career knowing you’ll be taught by industry experts and practicing nurses.

Interactive learning experience

Have an interactive learning experience through online, simulation and practical environments.

If you are interested in studying Nursing, we still have places available in Launceston and Sydney, but they are limited. Please submit your application as soon as possible, to secure an offer to study nursing in 2022.

If you need to study away from home, our Relocation and Travel Support Allowance helps cover accommodation and associated costs within Tasmania.

Please note: The Bachelor of Nursing commences on 17 January 2022, new students will need to attend orientation from 10 January.

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-centered 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.

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) or Bachelor of Nursing with Honours.

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.

We have over 20 specialisations to choose from within our postgraduate study options. Please visit Nursing Specialisations.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Nursing graduates are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^

16.2%

Nursing
Professionals

Predicted job growth to 2025

15.6%

Registered Nurses

Predicted job growth to 2025

85,000

Projected Shortfall
of Nurses

by 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Student Experience

Joel Cresswell, Alumnus Bachelor of Nursing

"There are so many post-graduate options in nursing. 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."

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