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Discipline overview

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. Students will have opportunities to apply theory to practice in modern simulated supported learning environments, prior to undertaking workplace experience. During the course students will attend 21 weeks of workplace experience in hospitals, aged care, and community facilities. This will immerse students in the field of nursing, caring for people and applying learnings in simulated tutorials. 

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Administration Assistant
  • Administration Clerk
  • Assistant In Nursing (AIN)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Specialist
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • General Nurse
  • Graduate Nurse
  • Head Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Officer
  • Paediatric Registered Nurse
  • Practice Nurse
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse - Surgical
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Registered Nurse and Holter technician
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Residential Manager
  • Theatre Nurse |Theatre Orderly


Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • ACT Government Department of Health
  • ACT Healthcare Directorate
  • Alfred Hospital
  • Alice Springs Hospital |Anglican Retirement Village
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
  • Bankstown Hospital
  • Barwon Health
  • Bega and District Nursing home
  • Bega Hospital
  • Bega Valley Private Hospital
  • Bloomfield Hospital |Bowral and District Hospital
  • Bupa Aged Care Services
  • Calvary Health Care
  • Campbelltown Hospital
  • Canterbury Hospital
  • Care South
  • Catholic Health Care
  • Central Health Network
  • Columbia Aged Care Services
  • Cooma Monaro Shire Council
  • Corrimal Health Care Center
  • Criniti Medical Services
  • Darwin Hospital
  • Fairfield Drug Health Service - Inpatient Unit
  • Figtree Private Hospital
  • Graylands Hospital
  • Greater Southern Area Health Service
  • Greater Western Area Health Service
  • Griffith Base Hospital
  • Hammond Care
  • Health NSW
  • Healthscope
  • House with No Steps
  • Hunter & New England Area Health Service
  • Hunter Hill Private Hospital
  • Hunter New England Area Health Service
  • Illawarra and Shoalhaven Area Health Service
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust
  • Inlay House
  • INS Health Care
  • John Flynn Private Hospital
  • Justice Health
  • Katherine District Hospital
  • Kennedy HealthCare
  • Launceston General Hospital
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Macarthur Health Service
  • Marco Polo Aged Care
  • Mercy Care Centre
  • Mildura Base Hospital
  • Milton Medical Centre
  • Nightingale Nursery Agency
  • North Shore Private Hospital
  • Northern Territory Department of Health
  • Nowra Park Retirement Village
  • Nowra Private Hospital
  • NSW Health
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Queensland Health
  • Ramsay Health Care Service
  • Randwick Children’s Hospital| Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Shellharbour Hospital
  • Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
  • Sir Thomas Mitchell Aged Care Facility
  • Sir Thomas Mitchell Residential Care Facility
  • South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra Area Health Service
  • South Western Sydney Area Health Service
  • Southern Health Melbourne
  • Southern House Service
  • St George Hospital
  • St George Private Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital
  • Sutherland Hosptial
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • The Canberra Hospital
  • The Mater Hospital
  • Uniting Age Care
  • Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • WA Country Health
  • Wagga Wagga Hospital
  • Warrawong Medical Centre
  • Warrigal Care Aged Care Services
  • Wesley Private Hospital
  • Westmead Children’s Hospital
  • Wollongong Day Surgery
  • Wollongong Hospital
  • Wollongong Nursing Home

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are some examples of employers offering formal graduate programs for Registered Nurses:

Professional bodies and associations

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Upon completion of the degree, you may be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Registration with NMBA has conditions. Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website for further information.

Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

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