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.

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Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated)

Fast track your studies

Complete your degree in as little as two years so you can start helping people sooner

Full, on-campus support throughout your studies

In-person support from our dedicated nursing teaching staff throughout your studies

Focussed, personalised learning experiences

Enjoy a maximum 1:12 staff/student ratio during all practical and simulation learning experiences

Nurses transform and make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Nursing is the launch pad to your career in health, as well as being one of the most trusted professions in the world. It will take you to places that you never thought possible, and our two-year accelerated course option is designed to get you there faster.

Our course embraces a primary health care framework, with a student-centred approach that delivers a variety of high-impact engaging learning experiences, diversity of authentic assessments, and contemporary digital learning technologies.

We offer a vibrant learning culture; our program uses a blended model of online learning supported by on-campus intensive periods. You’ll also undertake a minimum of 800 hours of Professional Experience Placements aligned with your interests, and across a variety of five clinical and healthcare environments.

This blended model of learning will develop the knowledge and skills you need to offer the highest quality health care, helping you graduate as a solution-focused, compassionate, agile, and resilient, ready to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

In this course you will cover the same number of units and practical placements as the regular three-year Bachelor of Nursing degree, and graduate with the same qualification.

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

Our Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated) has a limited intake each year to ensure placements for all students. Apply now to study in 2024 and kickstart your career in nursing.

Further study options

When the times comes to specialise and advance your career, we have a wide range of postgraduate nursing courses for you, from graduate certificates to masters degrees. With over 20 specialisations to choose from, each designed and delivered by experienced professionals and in collaboration with our heath sector partners, we can be there throughout your career helping you learn, grow, and achieve your goals. Visit our postgraduate nursing page to learn more.

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

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Career opportunities

Nurses are at the forefront of healthcare delivery, and demand for registered nurses is only increasing with 85,000 more nurses forecast to be required to meet future healthcare needs by 2025.

You can be an integral part maintaining healthy community, working in sectors such as health promotion, mental health, or aged care, by having a person-centred focus, while providing advice, treatment, and management.

Critical care, emergency, surgical and medical nursing demand is also increasing. Acute care roles, primarily located in hospitals, are vital for an efficient and effective healthcare system to function.

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."