Registered Nurses

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Anticipating Future Skills-Ipswich(SA4)
  • There are 3,691 Registered Nurses as at 2017.
  • There will need to be 5,033 Registered Nurses as at 2022.
  • This is a growth of 1,342 Registered Nurses.
  • This is a growth rate of 36.4%

Becoming a Registered Nurse?

What is a Registered Nurse?

Registered Nurses (RN) are skilled professionals providing compassionate nursing care for patients, taking on a fast paced, challenging and rewarding role that allows you to choose from a wide range of career opportunities. Working as part of a team of skilled professionals, nurses have the privilege of supporting patients at critical times in their lives. A career as an RN will provide you with on going education, support, rewarding working relationships and the opportunity to work in a wide range of environments with good financial rewards.


With a combination of theory and clinical simulation in their well-resourced labs and nursing wards, USQ’s Bachelor of Nursing prepares you for practice as a registered nurse, in hospitals, community settings, mental health settings, GP practices, clinics, rural and remote health services and aged care facilities across Australia and the world.

Entry Requirements

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4, SA); Recommended study: Mathematics A, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science 21; plus meet the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Health for clinical placement.

Work placement

Students must complete 840 hours of clinical experience.


University of Southern Queensland - Bachelor of Nursing
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