While the global pandemic disrupted universities across the globe, most of Flinders’ nursing work placements have continued.
As a result, students have boosted the health workforce by providing an extra pair of hands, while gaining invaluable practical experience in real-world settings. Flinders offers undergraduate and postgraduate nursing degrees that can lead to working in a large variety of health care environments.
A career in nursing extends beyond wards, emergency departments and intensive care units. Nurses also work in mental health units, residential aged care facilities, community organisations, general practices, government departments, research facilities, private schools, the armed forces, and aid organisations.
A career in nursing is a career for life. It’s also a career that has promising employment prospects, with the National Skills Commission projecting 13.9% employment growth for registered nurses (2021 – 2026).
Whether you're a school leaver, looking for a career change, or wanting to advance your career through postgraduate studies, Flinders has the right pathway for you.
Our Nursing programs are backed with more than 40 years of experience. Our undergraduate students learn in state-of-the-art facilities that allow for hands-on training and are engaged in over 1,000 hours of work placement to build clinical skills in a variety of settings and make valuable industry connections.
Our pre-registration pathway is open to undergraduate students with no previous formal nursing or tertiary qualifications. Flinders is linked with TAFESA to offer TAFElink, a guaranteed entry pathway for someone with a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) registration.
Other pathways include the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) for graduates who have a degree in areas other than nursing. Nurses like Ruri, with an overseas qualification that is not recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), may also be eligible to enrol into one of our undergraduate pathways.
Whatever the entrance pathway, the outcome of Flinders nursing graduates is the same: sought-after and multiskilled professionals ready to tackle the biggest challenges in the health sector.