Study Nursing

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Discover new ways to care for and save lives

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).

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“Accessing really contemporary thinking about care, and care that has people at the centre of everything we do was critical.”

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Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

  • Northern Rivers, Sunday 4 August
  • Coffs Harbour, Sunday 11 August
  • Gold Coast, Sunday 18 August
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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)

State-of-the-art facilities

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)

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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