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UVA Nursing Exchange: University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 01-FEB-2018 10-FEB-2018 16-JUL-2018 17-NOV-2018
NOTE: These are approximate dates. Confirm actual program dates with the host institution.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: School of Nursing Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:


Established in 1910, the University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading universities, with exceptional standards highlighted by a number of independent indicators and an international profile in teaching and research. UQ also offers comprehensive, world-class teaching and research facilities. UQ operates three main campuses locations, as well as maintaining teaching and research facilities in other parts of Brisbane and Queensland.

Teaching is underpinned by a dynamic research program and UQ's total research funding places it among Australia's top universities. Our academic staff is dedicated to teaching and research, which means that our lecturers are often leaders in their fields. An extensive network of services and facilities is available in and around UQ. Academic support includes the largest library in Queensland, 20 teaching museums and collections, well-equipped departmental laboratories and language laboratories and excellent computing and research facilities. Comprehensive support services are provided for the welfare of the University community.

Australia, as post-colonial society, has a healthcare system that uniquely blends public and private services in a social and cultural milieu where parallel but specifically Australian issues of geography, diversity, urban and rural population balance along with internationally prominent matters of indigenous peoples' rights, the role of nursing in healthcare, and leadership in international and global healthcare arenas.

There are three types of accommodations options for UQ students including on-campus colleges, off-campus private accommodation providers, and off-campus private rental. The Accommodations office provides information and support services. On-campus housing cannot be guaranteed and should be applied for immediately after being accepted into the exchange.


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Prior to exchange, UVA students will have completed:

  • NUCO 3110   Adult- Gero Nursing
  • NUCO 3310  Pediatric Nursing
  • NUCO 3610  Maternal Child Nursing
  • NUIP  3210  and 3420 Pathophysiology and Clinical Management I and II
  • NUIP 2430 and 3430 Pharmacology and Clinical Management I and II
  • NUIP  2310, 3320, and 3330   REAL  I (Research, Ethics, Advocacy and Leadership)
    REAL II (Health Policy, Regulation, Delegation and Informatics)
    and REAL III( Evidence Based Practice and Research)

While at Queensland, UVA students will enroll in:

NURS3008: Clinical Practice

And two of the following theory courses:

  • NURS2003: Neuro-endocrine health
  • NURS2006: Injury Prevention
  • NURS2007: Healthy Ageing

Clinical areas will be either in community health, acute medical-surgical, pediatric or mental health. Students will be placed in either Mater Hospital or Princess Alexandra Hospital, both near the city center.

UVA students will receive the following credits:

  • NUCO 4110 Critical and Transitional Care (medical/surgical clinical); 4 credits
  • NUCO 4210 Public Health Nursing, OR NUCO 4310 Psychiatric Mental Health; 4 credits
  • NUIP 4340   REAL IV (Research, Ethics, Advocacy and Leadership); 2 credits
  • Independent Study; 2 credits

UVA's fall term is Queensland's Semester 2, running from late July to mid November.

Application Instructions

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare and for researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses