Why study nursing La Trobe?

Top 100 globally

Our nursing subjects are ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Nursing

Top-rated

Our research in nursing is top-rated nationally and ranks 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Real work settings

Learn in Victoria’s leading hospitals through our on-site clinical schools and work placements.

Find out more about our health placements

Career opportunities in nursing

Career pathways

The skills you build when you study nursing prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Nurse
  • Nursing manager
  • Aged care practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing educator

Future employers

Potential employers of nursing graduates include:

  • Austin Health
  • The Alfred
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Aid organisations
  • Nursing agencies

Meet one of our students

Photo of Om Guragai

After Year 12, I wanted to start my career in nursing because of the opportunities in the long term. Eventually I'd like to specialise in critical and emergency care. Then I'd like to volunteer, maybe in Africa or somewhere where they don't have a reliable health system like we do here.

Om Guragai
Bachelor of Nursing student,
La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga

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