University of Newcastle launches Central Coast Clinical School

20 June 2022

The University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Clinical School is a nation-leading health, medicine, and well-being teaching and education facility, operating alongside the Central Coast Research Institute.

These new facilities focus on integrated healthcare, medical education, research, and innovation in addressing the health needs of the local population.

The university’s long-standing reputation for excellence in clinical healthcare education is further strengthened by the school’s location within the Gosford Hospital’s Health and Wellbeing Precinct.

What Can You Study at the Central Coast Clinical School?

The school supports the university’s links with the local health sector through a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. In partnership with the Central Coast Local Health District, the clinical school graduates medical, nursing and allied health practitioners who have trained in real hospital settings, alongside leading clinical practitioners and medical experts. Situated alongside the Central Coast Research Institute in Integrated care (a joint University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local health District facility), the school is well situated to take advantage of the leading research experts to embed research and research innovation into the student experience.

Clinical School spaces incorporate state-of-the-art experiential learning facilities, wet and dry labs, practice consult rooms, tutorial rooms and individual and group study spaces. Students studying at the Clinical School have access to the wide range of services and support provided by the university. This includes on-campus student information and advice, dedicated Indigenous support centre, library, individual and collaborative study spaces, recreational spaces and activities, student kitchen, parenting and prayer rooms, and access to food outlets.

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Learn more about studying nursing at the University of Newcastle

Study Nursing at the University of Newcastle

Studying nursing at the University of Newcastle (UON) will give you the opportunity to undertake a wide range of courses in health and medicine. You will have the opportunity to study your nursing courses in face-to-face learning and online. In addition to theoretical learning, a UON nursing degree offers plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and placements.

  • Ranked 35th in the world for nursing
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience learning in UON’s world-class simulation laboratories, and experience a variety of clinical settings from medical-surgical facilities, acute care, mental health, aged care, and rural health clinics
  • Unique experience in rural settings
  • Cultural study tour opportunities
  • International 2-week clinical placement available in second year

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Newcastle or Gosford, New South Wales
Intake: February
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible

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