We’re one of the largest and most established schools of nursing in Australia, with more than 35 years of experience and industry consultation.
Why study nursing at QUT?
- Explore a contemporary curriculum that provides a career pathway from undergraduate through to nurse practitioner.
- Learn from some of the most respected and influential nurse academics and researchers in Australia.
- Undergraduate students complete placements across professional areas including acute care, mental health, and community care.
- Be part of a School of Nursing that’s globally recognised for outcome-focused research that addresses priority health issues.
- Study postgraduate programs in your area of speciality that respond to priorities in nursing practice and changing healthcare needs.
Masters by coursework
Contemporary courses for a career in nursing
Our suite of programs offer pathways for a career in nursing – from undergraduate nursing through to specialist nursing, advanced practice, and nurse practitioner.
Our focus is on evidence-based practice. Course content has been developed in consultation with industry partners and students, and is supported by research literature and the voice of consumers.
The Bachelor of Nursing prepares graduates to deliver safe and competent practice across diverse populations, respond to the challenges of health care with agility and resilience, and to engage consumers as informed partners in their health care.
Our postgraduate programs are recognised for delivering professional graduates with exceptional knowledge, leadership skills and advanced practice capability across a number of study areas, including acute care nursing, cancer nursing, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, and paediatric, child and youth health nursing.
The Master of Nurse Practitioner course develops advanced practice knowledge and skill in promoting sustainable health service provision and improvement, clinical leadership and decision making, and responsiveness to the changing health landscape.
Get hands-on experience
Get valuable experience working with real patients during professional placements. Students in the Bachelor of Nursing complete 840 hours of clinical placement at healthcare facilities across Queensland. There may also be opportunities to travel overseas to explore global perspectives on health.
We offer an undergraduate nursing program at our Kelvin Grove and Caboolture campus. Build your confidence and skills by accessing purpose-built facilities on campus that connect with your placement experiences and replicate the hospital environment, technology and equipment, and scenarios.
Real research outcomes
Our nursing research is focused on creating new knowledge that contributes to improved practice and patient care. Our researchers are drivers of change and have been recognised by industry bodies for their innovation. Our areas of research include:
- palliative care
- healthy ageing and dementia
- chronic conditions management
- cancer care
- intensive care/critical care
- stroke and neuroscience nursing
- vascular access
The majority of our research is conducted through the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. Our researchers work in multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites, including hospitals where patients are treated.