Our three-year nursing degree gives you practical experience from first year. You’ll graduate ready to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse.
Your hands-on experience begins at our on-campus hospital simulation centres and extends to supervised experience in hospitals and healthcare agencies. Metropolitan senior students will study at one of our clinical schools in leading Victorian hospitals like The Alfred, The Austin, Royal Melbourne and The Northern.
You’ll cover practical nursing subjects like bioscience, long-term critical illness and Indigenous health as you learn to care for people of all ages with long-term conditions, emergency health care needs and mental health care needs. You’ll also learn how to manage your time, lead teams, manage caseloads and make ethical clinical decisions with a compassionate and caring approach.
You may be eligible for a La Trobe scholarship or a scholarship from the Australian College of Nursing to support your studies. Our student exchange program may also offer overseas study opportunities with one of our partner universities around the world.
‘The highlight of the course has been the clinical rotations,’ says nursing student Laura Huguenin. ‘This kind of experience has helped me consolidate the knowledge and skills I’ve learned in the classroom.’
‘You never have to stress or hold back from asking questions because [the staff] are always available and willing to help,’ adds student ambassador Aimee Ryan.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.