Since 2006, the University of Tasmania (UTAS) School
of Nursing and Midwifery (now known as the School of Health Sciences) has been offering the highly
regarded Bachelor of Nursing in partnership with
St Vincent's Health Australia, Sydney.
unique partnership'This partnership
is the culmination of a unique partnership and shared
vision that students need a quality education and,
at the same time, a sense of belonging in health
care agencies where they undertake clinical practice.
For this reason, UTAS teaches the practical component of the course. This approach allows for industry
based learning to be carried out at a centre of
excellence that covers a wide spectrum of health
care provision in both public and private sectors.
semesters over two years'The course
was unique in New South Wales when it was first introduced. It runs for six semesters
over two years to enable students to accelerate
their nursing degree. Two summer semesters are
utilised for study. In this way, we can offer what
is normally a three year program over two years.
Teaching is delivered by highly qualified academic
staff supported by experienced practising clinicians.
Who is St
Vincent's Health Australia, Sydney?
leading hospitals in Sydney'St Vincent's
Health Australia, Sydney is the largest non-government, non-profit, health care provider in Australia and is part of the Sisters of Charity Health Service. It consists of five major hospitals with over 50 in-patient and out-patient departments.
The five hospitals are:
- St Vincent's Hospital, a major public and principal referral hospital
- St Vincent's Private Hospital, one of Australia's leading private hospitals, co-located with the public hospital
- Mater Private Hospital, specialising in cancer care, joint replacement, sports injuries, maternity and women's health, lung and vascular diseases and cochlear implants
- Sacred Heart Public Hospital providing palliative and rehabilitation care
- St Joseph's Public Hospital providing aged care, palliative care and psychiatric care
St Vincent's Helath Australia, Sydney recognises the value of nursing in health care delivery and is committed to nursing education.
For more information about St Vincents Health Australia, Sydney please visit the St Vincent's Hospital Website.
the School of Health Sciences
School with an international reputation'The
School of Health Sciences at UTAS is
a key provider of nursing education both in Australia
and overseas. The School is recognised for providing
innovative educational programs, with an emphasis on
clinical education, and a rapidly developing research
profile. The academic staff members at the school have
national and international recognition for teaching
and learning and research and scholarship. The School of Health Sciences
has the aspiration of being Australia's best provider
of nursing education.
For more information about the School of Health Sciences (Nursing
and Midwifery) and the University of Tasmania, please
visit the Nursing & Midwifery Website.
Bachelor of Nursing aims to prepare students for a broad range of first
level practice roles in community and hospital settings. The majority
of students’ clinical practice will be undertaken at St Vincent's Health Australia, Sydney.
The schedule can be found in the University of Tasmania's Handbook on the web.
career opportunities'The Bachelor
of Nursing is well recognised through the quality of its graduates.
Nursing graduates work in a wide range of institutional
and community settings. Graduates of the two-year
course will have had the opportunity to understand
and appreciate the St Vincent's Health mission and values
and they will be encouraged to consider employment
opportunities at St Vincents in the first instance.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) accredits this course and graduates are
eligible to apply for registration with the NMBA. Your registration will be recognised in the States and Territories of Australia that have enacted the National Law.
You may apply for admission based on:
- Year 12 qualifications that have reached the standard necessary for university admission; or
- previous tertiary study or qualifications, professional qualifications or work experience.
Please note that
this course is only available to Australian and
New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of