Employment opportunities for nursing graduates are many and varied. As well as traditional roles in hospitals and within community healthcare services, many of our graduate nurses are employed within Australia and around the world in non-hospital settings, such as the Army, Air Force or Navy, international aid agencies, the mining and exploration sector, schools and education facilities.
Further information on the diverse range of career options and advertised positions available for registered nurses and midwives can be found at Think Nursing and Career Opportunities for Midwives.
Graduate Nurse Recruitment
Queensland Health operates a centralised recruitment system which manages the recruitment of all graduate nurse positions available within Queensland Health facilities. Queensland Health receives applications in August for programs commencing at the start of the following year and in March for programs commencing in the second half of that year.
While many Queensland Health facilities accept applications for registered nurse positions on an ongoing basis, advertised nursing positions are available at Think Nursing.
Registration / Endorsement
The following programs are accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration:
When applying for a licence, AHPRA will also consider your health, character and whether you have been disqualified in another profession/occupation.
We will assist you to apply to AHPRA for registration / endorsement during your final months of study. AHPRA will partially process your application and store it until they receive a list of successful graduands from USQ.
Registered nurses may further their education by undertaking study at the postgraduate level. These studies are available full-time or part-time, on-campus or via distance education, and include areas such as Midwifery, Mental Health, Rural and Remote Practices or Master of Nursing.