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.

With nursing courses at Swinburne, you’ll learn in cutting-edge facilities that simulate real-life situations and settings.

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Why study with us?

#1 in Australia for teaching quality and student support#

#1 in Victoria for skills development*

Hands-on experience with 800 hours of clinical placement^

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
  • Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Students in Hawthorn nursing labs
  • Innovative nursing degree accredited


    Commencing Semester 1 2018, Swinburne’s new Bachelor of Nursing replaces lectures with patient cases, allowing students to interact with simulated and real-life scenarios through innovative technologies. Work placements in health, aged-care and community service mean students can graduate with industry experience and an edge for employment.

  • "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 Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

  • 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.

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*Good Universities Guide 2020

#Good Universities Guide 2020

^ Included in our Bachelor of Nursing