School of Nursing

About our School

Established in 1978, our School is the oldest and largest centre for tertiary nursing education in Queensland.

School of Nursing research covers a diverse range of areas designed to improve the outcomes of patients across the care continuum and lifespan, their families and the broader community, such as cancer care, acute and critical care, wound care, and dementia and ageing.

Our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities are enhanced by ongoing partnerships with Queensland’s leading health services and their expert staff. This integrated approach to nursing and joint appointments ensure teaching, policy, clinical practice and research are brought together cohesively.


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ARWU 2020

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The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to recognise their vital role in providing health services.

The State of the World's Nursing 2020 report outlines the role and contributions of nurses, and provides the latest evidence on the global nursing workforce with policy options to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.

To recognise the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we are showcasing staff, student, and alumni stories, and highlighting case studies that demonstrate the real-world impact of our nurse-led research.

Study with us

Our courses are internationally recognised for their teaching quality, real world learning, and partnerships with health care agencies and professional organisations that provide our students with unparalleled practical experience.

All of our undergraduate nursing courses include 840 hours of placement experience required to meet nursing registration requirements. Expert guidance and mentoring from experienced clinical facilitators will help you get the most from your placement experiences, ensure your learning is relevant, and give you the greatest opportunity for success to reach your full potential as a graduate nurse.

Real graduate

"During my degree I got to work with a lot of health professionals, like paramedics, psychologists, doctors and dietitians. It really made me ready for my job in a hospital."

Gemma O'Brien

Bachelor of Nursing

More opportunities

"I chose to do a double degree because I'll have more opportunity to try new experiences. While studying, I've travelled from as far north as Mornington Island all the way down to Birdsville and have worked with cardiologists, Indigenous healthcare workers, and registered nurses."

Jessica Powell

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health

Preparation for practice

Gain real-world experience in clinical settings.

Skills development

Career development

Advance in your career with industry aligned education.

Real-world learning

Study support

Scholarships, expert career advice, study help and peer mentors.

Scholarships and support

Our people

Our staff have consistently won teaching, research and professional awards. We have an outstanding international reputation for our nursing research that improves people's lives and advances the healthcare industry.

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Future students

07 3138 2000 (Australian and NZ)

+617 3138 9944 (International)

Industry and alumni