Federation University Australia (FedUni) has multiple campuses in Victoria, Australia and has achieved a maximum five-star rating for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide from 2010-2014. As one of Victoria's 5-star universities, FedUni offers over 400 comprehensive study programs – ranging from short term courses to degrees and beyond. The Ballarat and Mount Helen campuses are well known for their nursing programs. Ranked number one in Victoria for student support, FedUni has the highest rate of graduates in overall employment of any Victorian-based university, and average starting salaries are higher than graduates from other Australian universities as well, as per the Good Universities Guide report. Nursing and paramedicine students can gain hands-on practice in real-life challenging settings in the simulated home environment learning space at Mt Helen.
The largest provider of university education in regional Victoria, La Trobe University is a multi-campus university that is focussed on public research and has its flagship campus located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The 2017 QS World University Ranking has La Trobe University ranked 360 in the world, and these rankings have placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally. The health sciences program at La Trobe is a hands-on experience, with an accent on clinical education in the form of clinical placements, fieldwork, and other practical experience that helps students to integrate theory with practice. With strong industry links and partnerships with Victoria’s finest hospitals and healthcare centres, La Trobe graduates are well placed to pursue careers in hospitals, healthcare centres, private clinics, and government organisations.
Popularly known as Australia’s university of enterprise, UniSA is South Australia’s largest university, and offers a diverse range of programs designed in partnership with industry including Technology, Arts, Health Sciences and Business courses. In the year 2015, UniSA has been ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50 at #25 and named as one of the world’s best young universities by QS and #38 by Times Higher Education. The nursing and midwifery qualifications at UniSA stay relevant to global advancements, and graduates are guaranteed well-reputed, practical qualifications that ensure that they are well equipped to face work challenges. With a strong focus on theory and practical experience, nursing students will gain work exposure in clinician led, state-of-the-art hospital and health service on campus. 2017 QS Subject Rankings place the Nursing program at UniSA in the World Top 50 for Nursing, and the teaching excellence here prompts many students to make this university their first choice.
The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) is a leading provider of quality education and training in Australian healthcare. With comprehensive, clinically-relevant courses, programs, and learning paths that are designed to optimise quality patient care and streamline operational processes, IHNA is a dynamic and quality-driven institution with a deep commitment to continuous improvement. IHNA’s primary focus and expertise is in the areas of nursing, health and community services such as aged care, disability support and early childhood education and care; with research and development underway into new areas such as health management and English Language studies. IHNA strives to serve the community by developing, implementing and delivering courses and professional development programs of exceptional quality that follow the needs of industry and equip healthcare professionals to achieve their highest potential.
The University of New England (UNE) is a globally networked university that is well known for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research facilities.International students often pick UNE as their study destination of choice- and global ratings bear out this choice. This year, for the 12th year in a row, the University of New England has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for the quality of the student experience; a record that is not matched by any other Australian public University. The undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs deliver the best career outcomes for health professionals. Nursing graduates from UNE stand out for their theoretical knowledge, practical skills and their critical thinking and reasoning abilities. For this reason, they are much sought after in leading healthcare institutes in the country and overseas.
Founded in 1902, the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a premier New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a range of study options in diverse categories such as Health & Science, Arts & Design, Agriculture, education, Foundation Skills, Information Technology and many others. Located primarily in Palmerston North, UCOL also has campuses in Whanganui, Masterton and Auckland. UCOL is renowned for specialist Health & Science training and education in the lower North Island. The state of the art facilities and industry experienced staff help healthcare students embark on a rewarding career that truly makes a difference in the lives of others. Nursing graduates from UCOL enjoy an excellent reputation both in New Zealand and overseas, and the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical learning that is imparted to students helps them prepare for success across a variety of health care settings.
A renowned college of applied arts and technology located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Cambrian College was established in 1967 and today offers over 80 career focussed diploma and graduate certificate programs. Students can sign up for programs that cover a wide range of industries such as Health Sciences and Nursing, Creative Arts, Music and Design, Business and IT among others. As a fully-accredited and publicly-funded community college, Cambrian operates under the direction of the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in Canada. Education at Cambrian is holistic and covers practical skills together with theoretical learning, covering all aspects of the subject matter. Healthcare students can undertake any of over a dozen undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the health sciences, nursing, or emergency services fields.
The Waikato Institute of Technology, popularly known as Wintec, offers training in engineering, trades, science, technology, sport, health and social services, English language, and media, among others, with qualifications that range from certificates and diplomas to degrees and post-graduate degrees. One among New Zealand's leading institutes of technology, Wintec is based in Hamilton and has three main campuses within the city. Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice delivers postgraduate programmes that are designed and delivered by Wintec’s team of experienced and respected practitioners, researchers and educators. Students can gain advanced knowledge and skills that will equip them to effectively manage the demands of today’s increasingly complex health and social care practice environments. Wintec has close associations with Employer Partnership Groups that help to ensure that course curricula are constantly evolving and always relevant, and also help to connect students with exciting career opportunities, regionally, nationally and internationally.
A premier higher education provider in the healthcare sector in Australia, the Institute of Health and Management (IHM) was founded in February 2012. Since then, the Institute has created a tradition of empowering senior healthcare professionals with more advanced professional knowledge and skills, and a broader understanding of healthcare systems that leads to excellence in patience care. IHM courses are created through the combined expertise of experienced nursing academics, clinicians and professionals with specialist expertise in online teaching and learning. Graduates can expand their skills and build on their existing knowledge to work in specialist or leadership roles in diverse healthcare settings, refining existing patient care services to enhance quality and patient safety.
Founded in 1966, Selkirk College is a popular community college located in scenic British Columbia, Canada and was the first regional community college in this area. The college offers over 60 academic, career, vocational and technical programs that are made available through their Schools of Business and Aviation, Digital Media and Music, Health and Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Adult Basic Education and Transitional Training and Kootenay School of the Arts, among others. Students can pick between part-time, full-time and on-line schedules. International students are welcome here due to the college’s inclusive policy, and Selkirk is home to over 311 international students, from 26 countries, who are currently studying in 25 program areas. Healthcare and Nursing is a popular discipline. For students who require financial support, the college offers aid to both assist students in financing their educational and living costs and to recognize academic excellence, through a combination of work-study, bursaries, scholarships, awards, loans and grants.
St. Lawrence College (or SLC) is a well-known College of Applied Arts and Technology with three campuses in Eastern Ontario, Brockville , Cornwall and Kingston, Canada. With about 6,700 full-time students and 20,000 part-time students in over 100 academic programs, the college is a popular destination for international students. Every year, St Lawrence welcomes hundreds of international students from more than 40 countries and the numbers are increasing year on year. Programs are offered through Schools that include Business, Community Services, Applied Science and Computing, Health Science, Justice Studies and Applied Arts, Skilled Trades and Tourism. The college has received Government funding and has many expansion projects in the offing. Additionally, through partnerships with educational institutions across the world, students can avail of the opportunity to study abroad in a new learning environment, for a few weeks, a semester or a whole year.
A vibrant, contemporary Australian university with campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne, Southern Cross University offers industry-relevant degrees with a strong emphasis on practical learning. Ranked in the top 100 best universities in the Asia-Pacific region for 2017 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Southern Cross University enjoys a strong demand for students. International students can choose from study programs in Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Science and Engineering and Health and Human Sciences, among others. Nursing students can take advantage of comprehensive courses that combine foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful career in nursing and health.Southern Cross University is well known for its research facilities, with staff and students undertaking research in a wide range of areas, including civil engineering, complementary and alternative medicine, human movement and sports science, and nursing,to name a few.
St. Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland has over 400 years of excellent education tradition and is a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway. As a leading provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland, St Angela’s is a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that is responsive to industry needs and is committed to the social and economic development of the region.Students at St. Angela’s College, Sligo can choose from a wide range of courses in Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies, Education, Home Economics, Special Education Needs and Life Long Learning. The learning environment offered to students is that of a strong community environment, reputed for its friendly, caring, atmosphere. Located in one of the most scenic areas in the country on the shores of Lough Gill, St Angela’s is a top pick for international students wishing to study in Ireland.
Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is today a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research. Located at Joondalup and South West (Bunbury), Edith Cowan University (ECU) has consistently received a 5 star rating for its teaching quality, as published in the Good Universities Guide. ECU has the largest Nursing program and the only dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in Western Australia. With a range of unique specialist undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses, ECU provides students with access to excellent health and wellness facilities including demo and clinical practice wards, simulation centres for scenario-based learning, and placements with a range of health providers.
TOI OHOMAI institute of Technology is the largest tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, and is home to over 14,000 students from diverse nations. The name ‘Toi Ohomai’ means to aim high and achieve great heights; and the students of the institute live by this motto. With five main campuses in Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Tokoroa, and Whakatane, TOI OHOMOI students are located right in the middle of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains and thermal wonderland. Students can choose from over 150 programmes in various fields that range from certificate to postgraduate levels, delivered at vibrant campuses that offer an environment conducive to deep learning. Specialties range from business, creative arts, marine science, engineering, forestry, hospitality, nursing, health, road transport, trades and more. The institution represents educational excellence that supports innovation and connectedness and inspires the community to greater prosperity.
This private college for further education has its main campus located in Prague, the culture-rich capital of the Czech Republic. The campus is equipped with modern classrooms, a well-stocked library, state-of-the-art computer rooms, and excellent facilities for students and staff. The college offers well recognised Diploma programs in Business, Technology, Languages and Healthcare through four Schools. The School of Health Care educates students to efficiently manage or practice in HealthCare organisations in the country. With the aim of training and equipping students with the highest standard of education in Europe to resolve the challenges and shortage of skills faced by the health care industry, this School has developed comprehensive study programs that are on par with best practices in the world. A popular program at the School of Healthcare is the Nurses Adaptation Programme, delivered in cooperation with STREDNÍ ZDRAVOTNICKÁ ŠKOLA, Turnov.
Cégep is an acronym in French that stands for Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, otherwise known as a general and vocational college. As the first level of higher education, they offer over 130 programs of study and prepare students to be career-ready. Students can choose from study streams that range from Health Sciences to Communication and Documentation; Fashion, Leather and Textiles to Agriculture and Fisheries, Arts to Transportation, among many other options. Scholarships are available for international students, and tuition and living costs are very reasonable. Teaching focuses on practical aspects of the course requirements, and student-teacher relationships are very cordial. Students can also sign up for internships in businesses that help them to hone their real-world skills.