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).
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)
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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