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Start study from home

You will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Start study from home

You will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

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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Explore Griffith from home with access to study and support info, live chat and everything you need to find the degree for you.

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Study with Australia'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 Australia's No. 1 ranked university for Nursing and Midwifery, which is also ranked 2nd 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 2020, 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 2020

Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The 2020 global events have highlighted the importance of critical healthcare workers who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and who continue to serve the community. Students, alumni and academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery share their experiences in these incredibly important fields.

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. Trimester duration courses that provide 10 credit points towards a postgraduate degree include:

  • Prescribing for Midwives
  • Advanced Breastfeeding and Lactation
  • Promoting Sexual Health and Wellness
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Emerging Issues in Disaster and Pandemic Planning, Response and Management
  • Applied Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals
  • Vascular Access Devices and Intravenous Therapy: Transforming Evidence

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We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Recognised around the world

The qualifications you earn as a Griffith nursing graduate will be recognised and highly sought after by healthcare providers in Australia and overseas.

Our graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries. Nurses undertake important roles 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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17 Sep 2020

Students recognised with National Council of Women Queensland bursaries

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15 Sep 2020

Griffith micro-credentials to meet post-COVID skills gap

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Key dates

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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