The top nursing schools in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of Notre Dame Australia
  2. Australian Catholic University
  3. Edith Cowan University

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • nursing school size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with nursing courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Nursing includes: Nursing and Midwifery.

University of Notre Dame Australia

The University of Notre Dame's nursing schools (in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney) top the subject rankings for Nursing in 2017.

ND nursing students and recent graduates rate their courses highly (89% satisfied) and have a high indicative salary ($51,040).

Australian Catholic University

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at ACU is ranked 2nd in Australia.

With campuses in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and North Sydney, the School is the largest in Australia. It also above average in terms of satisfaction ratings and salaries.

Edith Cowan University

The Nursing and Midwifery program at ECU (in Perth) is in the top 3 for Australia.

The School is not large but performs well in quality indicators, including graduate satisfaction (86%) and salaries ($48,671).

Nursing School Rankings for Australia

Updated: 20 September 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Nursing School Size

Source: Department of Education and Training, 2015 Special Courses (Category: Nursing)

Count of students enrolled in courses for initial registration as nurses.

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by overall course satisfaction rates for current students and recent graduates.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates.