A world-class healthcare system needs nurses who can not only connect with and care for patients, but also nimbly adapt to and adopt new technology throughout their career.

Our nursing courses give you the skills you need to work as an enrolled nurse or registered nurse. Your degree will also give you the knowledge and understanding to provide patient-centred care in a variety of settings, with technology that’s always changing.

Learn in cutting-edge facilities that simulate real-life situations and settings.

Browse TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses to find detailed course information, application dates, nursing ATAR scores, fees, entry requirements and more.

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  • How to become a nurse

    Becoming a nurse is more than just a rewarding and fulfilling career choice — for many it’s a calling. Learn how to become a registered or enrolled nurse and help people in your community.

Why study Nursing with us?

5 stars for learner engagement

#1 in Melbourne for staff:student interaction

#1 in Melbourne for graduate satisfaction

Hands-on experience with 800 hours of clinical placement^

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^ Included in our Bachelor of Nursing

Our nursing facilities

  • Nursing students at the Hawthorn nursing lab stand by a hospital bed
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Two nursing students practice using hospital equipment in the Hawthorn nursing labs
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Swinburne student administers needle to dummy patient as part of their nursing training
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Woman overseas three nursing students tending to dummy patient at Swinburne's nursing lab
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Dummy patient wearing white hospital gowns in blurred in the background and a sphygmomanometer sits in focus
    Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • "This course has allowed me to gain a much better understanding of the nursing profession and has been a great stepping stone into the industry. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the course. My experience on my first aged-care placement was one I’m truly grateful for, as I was given the space to learn and participate in everyday life at the hostel."

    Samantha , Diploma of Nursing (enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

  • The sun shines on a newborn baby's face. It's tiny hands and fingers are splayed as a nurse puts it on a scale in a hospital
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    Thursday 12 May 2022
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    Thursday 12 May 2022

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