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 propels you into 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 prepared to meet the ever-evolving demands of the health landscape.
When you're just starting out with an undergraduate nursing degree, you’ll get a taste of fundamental and specialist nursing roles in a range of health care settings in preparation for registration as a nurse. After graduation, you’ll spend some time in the workforce, building on your skills and experience. How long that takes is up to you – when you’re ready to take on a leadership role, our postgraduate degrees will help you build your leadership potential through a combination of online learning and on-campus study days. You’ll also gain high-level skills in your chosen specialty area, as well as the opportunity to debate and network with peers and industry leaders.
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.
Examples of these specialty areas include:
Critical or acute care, aged care, community health, child or family health; mental health, neonatal or paediatric care, perioperative, post anaesthetic care unit, reproductive health, health service management, palliative care. Nurses also work in research, education or health care policy roles.
Why choose UTS?
Learn from the best
UTS is #1 in Australia and seventh in the world for nursing and midwifery*. Our courses are led by dynamic and highly qualified teaching staff, and they’ve all had extensive professional experience in clinical, education, policy or research roles. Their diverse expertise means you’ll be exposed to a wide range of techniques and perspectives, giving you the chance to think about nursing in a range of professional contexts.
Where knowledge begins
All our course content is underpinned by the latest in nursing and midwifery research – and a lot of that research comes straight from UTS. That means your learning will respond to the changing nature of the health care landscape, and it’ll also be embedded with the sort of evidence-based outcomes that are shaping the sector today.
Connections that count
Beyond UTS, our faculty is affiliated with more than 100 clinical facilities across NSW. These professional connections provide clinical placements for students like you, and they’re a great starting point for you to build your professional network.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject - 2020
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