Why study nursing?

If you’re looking to make a difference as an invaluable part of the healthcare system, then a career in nursing will help you do it.

The University of Tasmania offers exceptional nursing education and training both in the classroom and through strong industry partnerships. Our graduates go on to work as nurses and midwives in a range of areas including chronic disease management, mental health, workplace safety, rural and Indigenous health and emergency medicine.

Our Bachelor of Nursing is offered as a traditional three-year degree in Launceston and as a two- year, fast track degree in Hobart and at our two NSW campuses in Rozelle and Darlinghurst.

We also offer a number of postgraduate nursing programs for registered nurses seeking career development. This includes our popular nursing specialisation programs, enabling registered nurses to select from over twenty different areas of specialisation.

(The Bachelor of Nursing) is fantastic because it is so flexible and also it’s so broad. You can work in an acute setting, you can work out in the community... I can work in Africa! It’s really emotional work, and it’s in my blood. I don’t know if I could have done this work in Africa, had I not had that base degree.

Diana Butler
Registered Nurse

Careers in nursing

Nursing is a rewarding career offering flexibility and a range of work options.

Nursing is a professional health career. Upon successful completion of your Bachelor of Nursing, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to register as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

A high-demand career, nursing can give you a huge range of career choices and flexibility once you graduate. You could work in a hospital setting, education, community health, remote or rural areas and even special events like the Falls Festival. You could develop your career into a specialist area of health, and you may end up with a job that offers flexible shift work or Monday to Friday 9-5 business hours.

Career options

  • Acute care
  • Addiction
  • Aged care
  • Anaesthetics and recovery
  • Cardiovascular nursing
  • Child and family health
  • Clinical nursing and teaching
  • Community health
  • Critical care
  • Emergency nursing
  • Immigration health
  • Midwifery*
  • Mental health
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Orthopaedic nursing
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Perioperative nursing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal nursing

* Please note, not all specialisations are offered by the University of Tasmania.

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