You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
The nursing profession is the largest single health profession in Australia, with demand for nurses set to significantly exceed supply by 2025¹.
The healthcare industry is constantly changing with new technologies and approaches to care, to improve the detection, diagnosis and management of chronic and acute illness, as well as an emphasis on keeping populations healthy. Our nursing and midwifery qualifications are evolving with these changes, which means you will be guaranteed an industry relevant, practical qualification that ensures you graduate career-ready.
Our Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery have a strong focus on theory and practical experience, with much of your learning taking place in our unique, authentic hospital and health service on campus. The simulated hospital environment, known as Horizon Hospital and Health Service (HHHS), is fully led by practicing registered nurses and midwives (clinicians) and is the only one of its kind in South Australia.
You will then have the opportunity to further develop your skills during real-world clinical placements across metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals and health services.
As a Registered Nurse or Midwife, you may be interested in our postgraduate qualifications. You can select from a wide range of levels and specialisations to suit your needs and professional interests. Further study in your discipline not only increases your career opportunities and earning potential, but further enables a positive impact on health outcomes by advancing your leadership skills and ability to influence clinical practice and policy.
¹Commonwealth of Australia, Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Nurses, 2014
Study at a university that is ranked in the World Top 100 for Nursing1.
Learn from above world-class researchers in Nursing2, as well as from industry-experienced clinicians and academics.
Embark on placements from the first year of your undergraduate degree and experience what it’s like to work as a nurse or midwife in a clinical setting.
Be supported by learning resources available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Enjoy flexible postgraduate study options designed to suit working professionals.
Benefit from our commitment to practical engagement with industry and the professions.
12018 QS Subject Rankings.
22015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
One of the benefits of our strong history is the ability to attract and retain internationally-renowned researchers. Our above world-class research in Nursing focuses on outcomes relevant to the clinical translation of national health priority areas, where we can demonstrate improved health outcomes, consumer satisfaction and economic savings1.
We’re also home to the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, a partnership between the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s South Australian branch (ANMFSA) and the University of South Australia that aims to strengthen the role of the nursing and midwifery profession across the health system.
We are committed to practical engagement with industry and the professions, and have clinical agreements with all local health networks, major hospitals, private health providers, rural health networks, aged care services and mental health services, including the not-for-profit sector.
12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Are you after a career change or looking to upgrade your existing skills? Or perhaps you just have an interest in a particular subject area and want to further your experience, skills and knowledge. We offer a suite of short programs that will allow you to build your knowledge and skill set.
Designed in collaboration with expert academics, program content is industry-relevant and up-to-date. Short programs include:
UniSA’s nursing and midwifery qualifications prepare you to deliver the highest quality care to individuals and groups, as well as meet and respond to Australian and international health challenges and priorities.
Graduates can work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, such as:
If you finish your undergraduate degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above, you may also be eligible for our one-year Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) where you can further develop your research skills and prepare for a career in research.
We are a globally connected university, our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:
Nursing and Midwifery Careers Snapshot
Martins Strikis, Registered Nurse, Mount Gambier Community Mental Health Service