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.
The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus is considered by many to be Australia's most attractive. Located seven kilometers from the city's heart on a magnificent 114-hectare site in a bend of the Brisbane River, the campus has expansive landscaped grounds and many playing fields. Its hub is a semi-circle of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust-listed Great Court. The Alumni Teaching Garden in College Road near the river is primarily a teaching and research facility but also includes a quiet area of lush rainforest with public walkways. The adjacent Una Prentice Memorial Garden, bounded by Roberston Walk and Ferry Walk, surrounds two of the three lakes on campus.
Prior to exchange, UVA students will have completed all 2nd year courses and the following 3rd year courses:
- 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( Quality, Safety, and EBT)
While at Queensland, UVA students will enroll in:
- NURS2106: Clinical Practice
- NURS2105: Managing Chronic Health Issues
- HLTH1000: Professions, People, and Healthcare
- HLTH2017: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
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
Terms UVA's fall term is Queensland's Semester 2, running from late July to mid November.
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.
UVA 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. 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 as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult www.border.gov.au for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.
Students planning to travel with medications should carefully review the Australian Government's information about entering the country with medicines: www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia.