What is nursing?
Nursing is a health care discipline that’s focused on caring for individuals and communities experiencing ill health and other life events. Nurses typically support patients with physical or mental health issues; however, they also work extensively with well people, delivering preventative health initiatives within the community or supporting individuals during normal life experiences where nursing care can be of benefit.
Nurses are the backbone of the health care system – there are nearly 300,000 registered nurses in Australia working in public, private and community settings.
Why study nursing?
A nursing degree is the first step towards a vibrant, varied and in-demand career.
Whether you’re passionate about the science of health or about working with patients, a nursing career offers unmatched opportunity for professional growth. From nursing fundamentals to choosing a specialty or pursuing advanced practice roles, nursing is all about bettering yourself and the people you care for. UTS is known as a leader in nursing education and research – our practice-oriented courses, strong connections to industry and state-of-the-art facilities means you’ll be gaining hands-on experience in a range of clinical environments from early in your degree.
- Bachelor of Nursing (Including accelerated programs for ENs and health graduates)
- Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
"The placements were rewarding. They provided me with opportunities to work across a broad range of services – not just in hospitals..."
- Master of Advanced Nursing
- Master of Nurse Practitioner
- Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing
- Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing
- Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing
- Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
A career that can take you anywhere
When it comes to nursing, there are almost as many career options as there are nurses. At UTS, you can choose to specialise in a wide range of nursing disciplines, depending on the degree you’re studying and the electives you choose. Work in critical or acute care; aged care; community health; maternal, child or family health; mental health; neonatal or paediatric care; perioperative, anaesthetics or recovery room care; or in reproductive health. Or, pursue advanced practice in health service management, midwifery or palliative care, or as a nurse practitioner. Looking for a non-clinical career? Consider roles in research, education or health care policy.
At UTS Health, we’re great at teaching – but we’re also known for producing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods nursing research that’s leaving a lasting mark on the profession. Our nursing and midwifery research received the highest possible score (ERA 5) in the Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research for Australia benchmarking initiative. We’ve also been highly successful in receiving competitive funding, including Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council grants.
Our academics are committed to nursing — and not just as teachers and researchers. Many hold professional memberships with peak nursing organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, Australian College of Critical Care Nursing and the Australian College of Children’s Nursing, to name a few.