Study Experience

Study at Adelaide Nursing School and you’ll start your practical experience very early in your degree, ensuring you’re perfectly prepared to step into a nursing career immediately upon graduation.

Adelaide Nursing School is held in high regard professionally, due to the balance of clinical practice and academic theory in our pre-registration nursing degrees. Here you’ll be taught by experts possessing a wealth of nursing experience.

Importantly, we’ve developed our degrees in consultation with the health and nursing industry. This means you’ll learn the most relevant, up-to-date theory, and have extensive opportunities to gain hands-on experience and graduate career-ready.

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Options for every stage of your career

At Adelaide Nursing School you can choose from high-quality undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, and postgraduate research degrees.

If you’re looking for a pathway to becoming a registered nurse, there’s the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Clinical Nursing. If you’re already a registered nurse, and would now like to specialise in a particular area, we have a range of graduate diplomas for you to consider. Or, if you’re keen to pursue a career in research, we also offer PhD and master’s degrees.

Find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

State-of-the-art facilities

Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building

The School of Nursing is located within the $246 million AHMS building. Conveniently situated in the heart of Adelaide's BioMed City precinct adjacent the Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the AHMS brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment of learning and discovery.

Learn more about the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building

Adelaide Health Simulation

Adelaide Health Simulation provides practical training for health professionals and students, using advanced technology to simulate medical and surgical emergencies, and teach critical decision-making. Our approach provides a safe, comfortable and well-supported learning environment, with mentoring from highly respected educators.

Learn more about Adelaide Health Simulation

Scholarship opportunities

The University offers a number of scholarships to potential and currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students, and there are also many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations.

Just one example is our Research Travel Scholarships, which enable talented students—and that could be you—to study abroad at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. It’s an experience that could open the way for you to engage in cross or in-discipline collaboration with top researchers the world over.

Study overseas

As an Adelaide Nursing School student, you’ll have the opportunity to study overseas through study tours in Asia and Europe. For example, as a Level 3 nursing student, you can travel to Germany, Austria or Japan, to take part in clinical placements/observations. These programs—part of the Nursing in an International Context course—combine academic study at a partner institution with placements in local hospitals. For more information about studying overseas as a nursing student, contact

Student clubs

University isn’t all work and no play. Joining a student club is a great way to pursue other interests and meet new people. From sports and hobbies to politics and culture, the University of Adelaide has a wide range of student clubs for you to consider. As a nursing student, however, you may find the Adelaide Nursing Students’ Society of particular interest.

Are you a current student?

If you’re already studying at the university, you’ll find a whole range of useful information on our Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Student Support Centre page. It includes clinical placement requirements, study plans, information about joining our peer mentoring program and more.