Study nursing in Australia

Nursing at Deakin University, Australia

Make a genuine difference by studying nursing with one of the largest and most reputable nursing schools in Australia. As a Deakin nursing graduate, you will be highly sought-after for your ability to provide exceptional care that is focused towards improving patient outcomes.

Deakin University is ranked 30th in the world for nursing.*

*QS Rankings by Subject


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Clinical simulation centres

Deakin campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, purpose-built clinical simulation centres. These centres are expertly designed to simulate real hospital and community clinic environments so you can develop core clinical nursing skills. They provide an opportunity for you to learn by working on patient care scenarios that mirror the real world.

Learn in real-life clinical settings

Starting placements from your first year will give you early exposure to clinical environments, allowing you to develop your skills and graduate job-ready. At Deakin you will experience practical, hands-on learning through clinical placements where you will work alongside medical professionals in real-life scenarios. As part of your degree, you will gain 800 hours of clinical experience in a variety of settings – including acute and sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, paediatrics, community nursing and mental health nursing – through Deakin’s extensive medical partnership network.

I was impressed from the very beginning to see the sophisticated clinical practice labs and the level of education Deakin provided for the nursing students. Seminars were interactive, and lecturers were very supportive and friendly.

Shaluni Tissera, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Nursing graduate

Nursing degrees

Find out more about studying nursing at Deakin or select a nursing degree from the table below.

Undergraduate nursing degrees

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Postgraduate nursing degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Get recognition for prior learning

If you have previous nursing experience – whether it is previous study or work experience as a registered nurse – you may be eligible to gain credit towards your degree. Deakin offers students with previous nursing experience a range of ways to apply for this recognition, allowing you to finish your degree in less time – potentially in as little as one year.

Gain a global perspective with industry partnerships around the world

You may have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour as an elective unit to explore health care in another country, such as Bhutan, China, the Philippines or Thailand. You could also be eligible for experiences such as undertaking a trimester with VIA University College, Viborg (Denmark) and gaining credit towards your degree.

These global experiences enable you to appreciate the importance of the nurse’s role in different environments and understand the meaning of global citizenship through practical experience.

Note: We acknowledge that the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak is evolving and fast-moving, however we are hopeful that our study tour programs will still proceed in 2021. The safety of our students is our priority and we will ensure we communicate if there are any changes to the status our programs.

Deakin in your country

We have staff all over the world who can help you decide if Deakin is right for you. They can also help you complete and lodge your application. Meet up in person, or get in touch over the phone or email.

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