Nursing

Nurses deliver and support health care at all levels, from dressing wounds and taking vitals, to treating children and caring for the elderly.


  • Be part of a remarkable health culture

    Taught by passionate and experienced staff who are experts in their field, our close-knit nursing programs ensure you're not just a face in the crowd.

    You’ll be surrounded by transformative nursing research that is consistently rated ‘well above world standard’* . And you’ll benefit from the dedication and expertise of our extended team of clinicians and academics.

    Health excellence is written in our DNA - and we'd be delighted to share it with you.

  • Gain an incredible depth and breadth of experience

    Join a thriving community dedicated to driving health care forward. Adelaide Nursing School is located in our impressive Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, situated in the heart of the BioMed City precinct, alongside the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. It's also home to Adelaide Health Simulation, the most technologically advanced health simulation facility in Australasia.

    Throughout your journey with us, you'll have abundant opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you're acquiring. You'll learn in a collaborative environment with other medical and nursing students, researchers and health care professionals. You'll explore innovative techniques and hone your abilities using world-class simulation technology. And you'll benefit from our robust industry connections and access to clinical placements. Adelaide Nursing School proudly holds a major clinical partnership with SA Health, along with collaborations with various public and private health care providers across metropolitan and rural South Australia.

  • Career prospects

    As a University of Adelaide graduate, you'll have great employment prospects. In 2022, 88% of our recent undergraduate nursing graduates and 97% of our postgraduate nursing graduates secured employment after completing their studies^.

    Our nursing graduates also enjoy a great reputation among healthcare providers. With a focus on delivering training that's readily translated into the modern work environment, our programs equip you with the sought-after clinical and professional skills that employers desire.

    The demand for nurses is high and is projected to grow significantly. In Australia, employment growth for nursing roles is predicted to increase by up to 23% by 2026.

Make History in Nursing

Placement opportunities, state-of-the-art health simulation labs and academics with first-hand experience. Hear from Thomson, Bachelor of Nursing graduate, about studying at Adelaide.

  • Ranked 51-100 globally for Nursing*
  • Australia’s #1 nursing degree for overall student experience^
  • Most advanced health simulation technology in Australasia

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
^QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022, Nursing (Postgraduate) at the University of Adelaide
National Skills Commission

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Any career in health is quite fulfilling and rewarding, nursing in particular—because you're working so closely with people. You have got to be on top of your game and your assessment skills develop very quickly. My experience at the University of Adelaide definitely prepared me for that environment.
Placements are challenging but they're so rewarding and really fun as well. Not only do you learn a lot of skills and a lot of knowledge, but you also learn about yourself as well. I am really excited about my future as a nurse― the possibilities are endless and I look forward to seeing where the next 10, 20, and 30 years take me.
The healthcare industry is continuously evolving, with new advancements to meet higher demands and complex care needs. I wanted to upgrade my knowledge and skills so that I can deliver and contribute to better patient care. The Master’s Program not only enhanced my clinical and management skills, but also developed my research skills in future evidence-based nursing practice.
Siti Azreen Binte Aziz - Master of Nursing Science

Siti Azreen Binte Aziz

Master of Nursing Science

My job is to coordinate nursing student placements at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Students from the University of Adelaide come with a great reputation. They're highly regarded because they come very much work-ready and their level of knowledge and skills is very high.
Danni Boyd-Turner - Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)/ Diploma in Languages

Danni Boyd-Turner

Nurse Educator, Women’s and Children’s Hospital

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