Hills to be alive with the sounds of nursing

Uni Canberra officially announces an open-secret – a new campus for nursing courses in Sydney’s Hills District

The campus will teach the university’s nursing bachelor and a graduate-entry masters, starting first semester 2022.

Target markets are domestic and international students. It’s a joint venture with Education Centre of Australia.

Planning appears well advanced, with applications for the campus principal (Level E) closing in January. However, accreditation is not complete with the university stating yesterday that it is “working with” the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

No faulting the partners for optimism – what with an uncertain future for international students arriving. As to the domestic need for a new nursing-education venue, Uni Canberra says there is high demand for health courses in the Hills. Overall, the 2019 Schwartz Review of Nursing Education concluded, “Australia, it seems, is not experiencing a shortage in the number of nurses but in the number of high-quality graduates.”