The Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle focusses on hands on learning, offering practical experience in the workplace.

Bachelor of Nursing

Practical Experience

Practical ExperienceBy studying nursing at the University of Newcastle, you will have the opportunity to obtain 800 hours of clinical experience.

You will have the opportunity to work in a range of clinical facilities including medical-surgical, acute care, mental health, community, and aged-care facilities. Public and private facilities within Hunter New England Area Health, Northern Sydney/Central Coast Area Health and North Coast Area Health provide these clinical learning opportunities. The University's Department of Rural Health at Tamworth also provide interdisciplinary rural-health placements.

The clinical focus of the nursing degree takes place in areas such as medical-surgical facilities, mental health settings, aged care facilities, community health and major teaching hospitals, located predominantly in the Hunter, Central Coast, New England, Northern Sydney and Mid-North Coast, but you may go as far afield as Orange and Broken Hill.

Hands-on clinical experience in our world-class facilities is also undertaken in laboratories on campus.

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