Is nursing for you?
The Bachelor of Nursing will educate you in nursing management, foundations of nursing and human bioscience. This degree offers significant hands-on opportunities to develop your skills to a work-ready level. As a nurse, you can fulfill diverse roles such as direct caregivers, educators, researchers, managers and consultants. Nursing is suited to someone who is flexible, hard-working and wants to make a difference in people's lives.
To help you achieve this you will learn how to ‘clinically’ reason. This is a process where you collect and process information to be able to make the best possible clinical decisions and then reflect on the outcomes of those decisions. Equipping you with these skills will assist you to achieve the best outcomes for those you care for.
Improving patient outcomes and models of care
At the University of Newcastle there are over 1,900 students enrolled in the nursing degree across three campuses.
This represents an increase of 70 per cent over the last three years and makes our program one of the largest in Australia. It’s not just the size of the school that makes it exceptional but the quality of teaching.
My particular passion and what drives me is that teaching in professional programs such as nursing has a higher calling,” explains Tracy Levett-Jones, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning). “In nursing we are not teaching simply to impart knowledge but to improve patient outcomes.”
We are also improving patient outcomes through investigating the optimal way care is delivered in mental health, nursing in general practice, and the care of older people, specifically in the areas of dementia and delirium.
A great career for men
Nursing is a great career for men. Approximately ten percent of nursing students are male, and they bring a different approach into the caring environment.