EARLY STUDIES: USQ Ipswich students Emily Maguire (left) and Kennedy Bonney learn about taking blood pressure measurements. Behind are (from left) Rebecca Burgess, Mashil Alchin, Jesse Morgan and Connor Smith.
EARLY STUDIES: USQ Ipswich students Emily Maguire (left) and Kennedy Bonney learn about taking blood pressure measurements. Behind are (from left) Rebecca Burgess, Mashil Alchin, Jesse Morgan and Connor Smith.

Bachelor of nursing degree attracted a record 100 students

ENROLMENTS for the nursing degree at USQ Ipswich have far exceeded expectations.

USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said the University was delighted with the intake of almost 100 students for the Bachelor of Nursing degree, 60 more than anticipated.

"That's more than double the predicted intake for our first nursing cohort at Ipswich since the former University of Queensland (UQ) Campus was transferred to USQ early this year," she said.

"The high level of interest aligns with the University's plan to develop and offer a wide range of degree programs at Ipswich that complement the Springfield campus and allow more students the chance to study for a university qualification."

A large percentage of the 96 first-year nursing students are school leavers from the Ipswich and outer Brisbane areas.



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