Fairy Garden Project
The Fairy Garden is a sanctuary for sick children in Lampang Hospital, Northern Thailand. Each year, UON nursing students volunteer their time and skills to make a difference in the lives of Thai families.
Face to Face
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
AUD36,325 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
3 years full-time.
Face to Face
Improve countless lives.
As a registered nurse, you will work in a diverse and fast-paced medical environment to provide quality health care and support to individuals, families and communities. Whichever direction you choose for your career as a registered nurse, when you study a Bachelor of Nursing, you can be sure that you will be making an important contribution to society.
As one of Australia's most trusted professions, nurses make a real difference to the health and well-being of the community and are essential within any health care system or facility. This also means nurses are highly employable; your nursing career could take you across Australia and the globe, working in public and private healthcare facilities in areas across a range of disciplines in the health sector. Whichever direction you choose for your degree, you can be sure that you will enter a career that makes a meaningful contribution to society.
Studying a Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Newcastle will give you the opportunity to undertake a wide range of courses in health and medicine. You will have the opportunity to study your nursing courses in face-to face learning and online. In addition to theoretical learning, our nursing degree offers plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and placements.
Be inspired by our enthusiastic and experienced clinical educators and internationally ranked researchers who bring their courses to life and share their love of learning. Our teaching excellence ensures you will gain the knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning in preparation for the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the nursing profession and nursing research.
You can study courses in areas that include nursing theory and practice in:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
University of Newcastle Nursing graduates enjoy great employment rates. The 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Destination Survey reported that 94% of our graduates found jobs within four months of finishing their degree.
As a nurse you can establish a career in areas such as:
Take a look below for more nursing career opportunities.
Upon completion of the degree, Nursing graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and practice as Registered Nurses in Australia as well as in many overseas countries. Once qualified as a Registered Nurse, professional experience and further study will allow Registered Nurses to pursue a range of specialisations and advanced roles within the nursing profession. Below is a list of sample jobs that are typical for nursing graduates.
While many graduates pursue careers that are closely linked to the degree they have studied, others use their degree in different ways. Nursing graduates can use their skills and knowledge to pursue careers other than nursing, whether still within the health sector or in other more generic areas. The list of jobs below shows some examples of alternative jobs that nursing graduates might be able to pursue. Some of these jobs may require additional study and qualifications, while some may only require the completion of a nursing degree.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
University of Newcastle nursing students can obtain 800 hours of clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of clinical facilities including:
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.