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The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of graduation. When you study nursing with TAFE Queensland you'll have access to purpose-built training facilities, experienced teachers, and vocational placement opportunities. After just 18 months you'll be fully qualified in nursing care, patient health analysis and administration, and monitoring medications.

As a TAFE Queensland nursing student you'll study in our clinical labs equipped with electric beds, vital signs monitors, ECG machines, IV trolleys and responsive PC operated simulator mannequins. Our learning environments will prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of industry professionals.

Our Diploma of Nursing will qualify you to work as an enrolled nurse within a diverse range of healthcare settings. Or take your nursing skills to the next level with our Advanced Diploma of Nursing and specialise in aged care, emergency, community health, critical care, mental health, perioperative, or renal care. Successful completion of our nursing courses will qualify you to seek registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You may also be eligible for up to one year of credit towards a Bachelor of Nursing, which is the minimum requirement to work as a registered nurse.

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Career outcomes
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Enrolled nurse - aged care
  • Enrolled nurse - mental health
  • Enrolled nurse - community health
  • Enrolled nurse - renal care
  • Enrolled nurse - perioperative
  • Enrolled nurse - emergency
 
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Study nursing with TAFE Queensland

Karissa enjoys helping people and found that caring for people was something that makes her happy. She talks about how she got into nursing and how incredibly important her placement was; not only to hone her skills on the job but also to help kick start her career.

 
Simulated nursing wards

Nursing students at TAFE Queensland study in our simulated nursing wards that replicate a real-life hospital environment. We make the transition from study to work easy, giving you an opportunity to learn on the same tools and equipment used in healthcare facilities around the country.  

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Study nursing online with TAFE Queensland and Ramsay Health Care

This is a unique study opportunity where you can complete online theoretical study, attend residential schools, and be offered clinical placement within Autralia's largest private hospital operator — Ramsay Health Care. Alternatively you can study through mixed mode delivery at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane.

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Australia's only online nursing course

TAFE Queensland offers Australia's only online nursing course. Study the theory components online then complete your practical training in residential blocks at a location near you. 

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