Course Description

Registered nurses play an important role in the healthcare system and are involved in a range of activities that are designed to provide care of people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions. Registered nurses are integral in the treatment of people, families, communities, and populations.

You will have opportunities to apply theory to practice in modern simulated supported learning environments, prior to undertaking workplace experience. During the course you will attend 21 weeks of workplace experience in hospitals, aged care, and community facilities. This will immerse you in the field of nursing where you will care for people, putting into practice what you have learned in simulated tutorials.

You will evaluate and apply concepts drawn from nursing theory and research to professional practice. You will also develop an increased awareness of the effects of cultural, social, economic, legal and ethical influences on the development of the nursing profession and knowledge that will enable you to accept responsibility for more complex client management.

UOW nursing graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects with 93.1% in full-time employment within four months of graduating compared to the national average of 80.1%. Source: QILT


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.1% (national average 58.8%)
Improved skills: 86.2% (national average 82.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 78.6%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.1% (national average 80.1%)
Studying full time: 5.0% (national average 4.0%)
Median full time salary: $57,500 (national average $58,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 098260C
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 394

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 63
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 72
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 94
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70