Following are some of the leading nursing schools in Australia:

University of South Australia - The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia offers the highest quality education to nurses and midwives throughout the range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

The University of Queensland - UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery is the only nursing and midwifery program to offer intensive clinical learning to undergraduate students. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse or midwife through the Queensland Nursing Council.

The University of Newcastle - The School of Nursing and Midwifery has strong links with nurses in Europe and the East Asian region and offers both formal academic courses and tailor-made shorter programs of study for nurses and midwives from countries including: Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, etc.

University of Western Sydney - The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a solid reputation for providing quality, relevant and contemporary professional education. The School is a national leader in nursing and midwifery research, with a number of competitive grants from the National Health and Medical Council and the Australian Research Council.

The University of Sydney - Sydney Nursing School has a strong reputation for academic excellence, quality teaching and innovative research.

University of Adelaide - Established in collaboration with Royal Adelaide Hospital, the School of Nursing has been offering postgraduate clinical education to Registered Nurses around the world since 1995.

University of Tasmania - The School of Nursing & Midwifery has a strongly developing research area and offers Honours, Masters by Research and PhD programs.

Victoria University - The School of Nursing and Midwifery covers disciplinary areas of Nursing and Midwifery. Both are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The University of Notre Dame - All degrees offered by the School of Nursing are accredited with the respective Australian and New South Wales regulatory authorities.

* Next: Top Medical Schools in Australia

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