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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.

Head Start Program

Get a Head Start on Uni

Head Start gives motivated Year 11 and 12 students an opportunity to accelerate their tertiary studies and gain credit towards a degree by completing a course (subject) at Griffith while still at high school. With the tuition fee covered by the University, Head Start lets you build academic skills and confidence and get a taste for university life before finishing school.

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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 3rd* 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 Learning Resources, Overall Experience, Skills Development, Student Support and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2024, 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.

*Tied position, 2023 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

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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More scholarships than ever before!

From 2024 Griffith will be offering over 1000 scholarships helping students to cover living and education expenses.

Scholarships are free to apply and offer support for academic achievement, relocation, First Peoples, sports achievement and others. One application form, all scholarships considered.

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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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Key dates

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Monday 14 July — Saturday 25 October

Trimester 2 - 2025

Our second teaching trimester starts on 14 July.

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Monday 3 November — Saturday 21 February

Trimester 3 - 2025

Our third teaching trimester starts on 3 November.

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