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Committed to developing the next generation of the nursing workforce

The science of professional caring, nursing is a rewarding job and one of the world's most respected professions.

Nursing offers unique opportunities to promote and restore health to others, prevent illness and alleviate suffering.

When you study nursing at Griffith, you combine extensive experience with the key skills required to deliver excellent nursing care. You'll develop those skills through clinical placements that start very early in your degree and range across a variety of health services sectors, with fantastic opportunities to undertake rural, remote and overseas placements in areas of nursing practice that are of interest to you.

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Study with Qld's No.1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery*

Develop your skills through real world experience

The Griffith nursing degree is a contemporary, comprehensive program taught by dedicated professionals at Queensland's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery, which is also ranked 11th in the world. Studying here, you’ll learn in and out of the classroom, gaining hands-on experience through placements in community health organisations and hospitals.

Our students have undertaken their placements across a range of healthcare faculties in Brisbane and South-East Queensland, as well as many rural and remote areas such as Alice Springs, Charleville and Thursday Island, and with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Benefit from our industry connections

Our experienced, highly-awarded teaching staff have industry contacts who know what employers are looking for in new graduates. We regularly review our degrees with the nursing profession to ensure the degree you complete is innovative, challenging and relevant. As a Bachelor of Nursing graduate, you may also be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

5-Star Rated

Nursing at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Student Support, and Median Graduate Salary by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Gain deeper insight from our cutting edge research

As one of the country’s leading research universities, we’re focused on creating a healthy future for Australia and the world. Our ground breaking research in nursing practice informs our degrees, giving our students new insights into the promotion of healthy living and treatment of chronic conditions.

*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

Nursing student Oliver Dupen always knew he wanted to help people

Now he’s turning his passion into a career in healthcare and making a remarkable difference.

Short Courses

Professional development for midwives and nurses

Our one or two day short course Midwifery workshops can provide CPD points to keep your qualification current. They are also an excellent way to sample our full postgraduate programs. Semester duration courses that provide 10 credit points towards a postgraduate degree include

  • Advanced Breastfeeding and Lactation
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing for Midwives
  • Promoting Sexual Health and Wellness
  • Applied Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

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Study options

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Over 600 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

Recognised around the world

The qualifications you earn as a Griffith nursing graduate will be recognised and highly sought after

Our graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries. Job opportunities will be open to you in hospitals, medical centres, aged care facilities and community healthcare clinics in urban, rural and remote settings.

You'll also be prepared for work in schools, the travel industry, with drug and alcohol service providers, and in sporting clubs or research organisations.

You may also be eligible to apply to our postgraduate nursing degrees, which focus on critical care, acute care and emergency nursing.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December

Know Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith.

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