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Study nursing and midwifery


Make a real difference

Nurses and midwives play a critical role in the modern healthcare system and make a real difference in people’s lives. If you’re a natural caregiver and want to use your expertise to help others, consider a degree in nursing or midwifery. You'll learn how to care for people in a range of hospital, clinical and private healthcare settings, and to promote better health within the community.

Build a rewarding career

Job opportunities for qualified nurses and midwives are growing across Australia, with roles expected to increase by 19.7 percent by 2020. This means an additional 58,000 jobs for midwives, registered nurses, nurse managers and nurse educators and researchers.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment – 2016 Occupational Projections to November 2020

Study at Australia's newest hospital

You'll study select courses at the brand-new Sunshine Coast Health Institute, right next to Australia's newest teaching hospital. You'll work in state-of-the-art simulation studios alongside leading health professionals, and get the best hands-on clinical training. The new Sunshine Coast University Hospital will create internship and job opportunities right on USC's doorstep.

Care for others and help build a better future

Bachelor of Nursing Science

The three-year Bachelor of Nursing Science qualifies you to work as a Registered Nurse in hospital and clinical settings. You’ll learn how to care for people and help them achieve good health, including specialised training in working with children and families, mental health conditions and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and 800 hours of practical experience in clinical settings.

Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

If you’re considering a career change, gain credit for your previous degree and study the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) in just over two years. You’ll complete 800 hours of supervised clinical practice to ensure you’re job ready. This program qualifies you to apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Bachelor of Midwifery

Midwives specialise in caring for women and babies during pregnancy, labour and after birth. In USC’s brand-new Bachelor of Midwifery you’ll engage with pregnant women through USC’s Connect Program and build your clinical skills through real-life simulations and midwifery practice placements.

Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery

With the Bachelor of Nursing Science / Bachelor of Midwifery you’ll earn two qualifications in just four years, and will be eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse and midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Honours programs

If you already have a degree, a one-year Honours program in Nursing Science or Midwifery can open doors to professional or research roles. You’ll develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills through a major research project on an aspect of clinical practice that interests you and complete advanced courses in emergency healthcare, mental healthcare and healthcare research.

Haven’t studied in a while?

The dual Diploma of Nursing Care (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) / Bachelor of Nursing Science provides an alternative pathway for those who haven’t studied in a while. When you graduate you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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