Nurses play a critical, frontline role in healthcare. They transform lives every day.
Southern Cross University's nursing courses respond to contemporary practice and community need, building 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. You will also 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 and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams for effective, person-centred outcomes.
Learning under our unique Southern Cross Model, you can focus your study, achieve milestones more quickly and know that your employment prospects are excellent – 96 per cent of our nursing graduates find employment within four months of graduation (QILT, 2019).
Why choose Nursing with Southern Cross?
Global top 150 for Nursing
We are ranked in the global top 150 universities for Nursing (Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Rankings) 2022)
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 2023)
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Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn
For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.
Prepare for university with a pathway program
If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.
How to apply
Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.
There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.
The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Student life at SCU
Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.
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Future students (domestic)
T: 1800 626 481
T: 1800 005 687
T: +61 2 6620 3666
Future students (international)
T: +61 2 6620 3876
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