“Nursing has given me the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I wake up every morning excited.”

Katie East

Bachelor of Nursing

Study Nursing

Nurses play a critical role in providing health services and are often the first point of care in their communities, as we have seen on a global scale during the COVID-19 crisis. Nursing is a career where you can make a positive different in the lives of others every day.

Our nursing courses respond to contemporary practice and builds knowledge and skills in professional nursing, biological sciences and social sciences.

You will be taught in state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories that simulate authentic healthcare settings with realistic animated mannequins. The courses will develop your ability to apply knowledge and evidence-based clinical reasoning skills to a nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate and lead nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective, person-centred outcomes.

Your employment prospects as a Southern Cross University graduate are excellent — 96 per cent of our nursing graduates find employment within four months of graduation (QILT, 2019).

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2020 International year of the nurse and midwife logo

Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. This year we are joining the WHO in celebrating the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, by sharing the stories and successes of the Southern Cross nursing and midwifery community.

Why choose Nursing with Southern Cross?

Our nurses are in strong demand

96 per cent of Southern Cross nursing graduates find employment shortly after graduation (QILT 2019)

State-of-the-art facilities

No.1 in NSW for learning resources in Nursing (GUG 2021). You'll be taught in laboratories that simulate real healthcare settings

5-stars full-time employment

We're rated 5-stars for full-time employment in Nursing (GUG 2021)

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Further information

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Student life at SCU

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.


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Reset your future and find out about your study options for 2021.

Book a time to speak one-on-one about your options and more. 

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 All courses are delivered online due to COVID-19

All our courses that are shown to be at a specific campus will be temporarily delivered online with no face-to-face teaching for Session 2 and 3. This may continue longer depending on when the Government instructs us that it is safe to resume normal face-to-face classes on campus. Our normal online courses will continue unaffected.

Student information on COVID-19


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Looking for more information?

We know going to university can seem complicated. Our team is ready to answer your questions and support you in any way they can. Whether it is a query about what shared majors we have, on- or off-campus accommodation, information for students with a disability or assistance with applying.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

International enquiries

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