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Australian Nursing Schools

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  • University of Newcastle Nursing School in Australia
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University of Queensland Nursing School

Program Overview - Bachelor of Nursing

University and Faculty: University of Queensland
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Program: Bachelor of Nursing
University Location: Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 2.3 million
Student Population: 52,331
Campus Location: St Lucia
Program Duration: 3 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Annual Tuition: $32,928 AUD (2019)

A career in nursing will enable you to work in a variety of public and private hospitals, health care settings, academia/teaching, research, rural and remote health, and aid organizations. Outstanding employment opportunities exist for Australian registered nurses. They are highly regarded both in Australia and internationally. Their services are always in demand.

As a UQ Bachelor of Nursing student you will be based at one clinical school located at either the Ipswich Hospital, Mater Health Services, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside, or the Princess Alexandra Hospital and attend lectures one day per week on campus at UQ Ipswich.

The Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Queensland is underpinned by an innovative, Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum model which has been informed by international best practice and industry experts and responds to current national and global population health challenges.


Unique Features of the Program

In the first two years of the program, lectures and Problem Based Learning are incorporated with clinical experiences in selected clinical schools. In the final year of the program, students undertake extensive preceptored clinical placement providing them with exposure to an area of specialty nursing practice and the opportunity to consolidate and refine skills in order to facilitate a smooth transition to graduate practice.


Why International Students Like to Study at UQ in this Program

Learn from the best, with the best, to be the best!

Unique to the UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work:

  • Hands-on experience in partner teaching hospitals
  • Problem-based learning in Clinical Schools
  • Small teaching groups
  • Specialized learning from experts in their fields


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Australia

Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.

Returning to Canada to Practice

All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence.

For information about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Eligible applicants must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 70% in the best six university (U, 4U0 and/or University/College (U/C, 4M) courses. If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered.

Prerequisite courses/subjects at the Grade 12 level include Senior English and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics.

Applications for credit for previous studies may be submitted by any person who gains entry to the program.

Applicants must also satisfy University of Queensland English language requirements for admission.


Total Number of Places in the Program: 135

Total Number of International Places: 20

Application Deadline: November 29 each year

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Meghan Strank

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