School of Nursing

About our School

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

Our excellent research track record is acknowledged by the Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) with its highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in 2018. 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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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.

From undergraduate studies to higher degree research studies, we give you the courses and programs to excel as a nursing professional.

Study nursing


Gain real-world experience in clinical settings.

Work experience

Go global

Study abroad or complete a short-term overseas program.

International opportunities


Prepare for the real world with practical learning experiences.

Real-world learning


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

Scholarships and support

Clinical Simulation Centre

Our Clinical Simulation Centre lets you practise your skills with high-tech manikins that simulate symptoms of disease and illness.

Learn in a safe, controlled environment where you can build confidence in fundamental skills and patient care, preparing you for professional practice in a variety of healthcare settings.

Research groups

Acute and Critical Care

Wound Care

Dementia and Ageing

Health Services Implementation

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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Current students

Future students

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1800 181 848 (International, within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853 (International, outside Australia)

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