Enhancing Community Health

Economic Impact Enhancing Health

Key facts:


direct contribution to rural and regional infrastructure to support clinical education and training


students have graduated through our nursing degrees

The University of Wollongong is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia and has become a leader in this space.

The University has demonstrated this commitment to enhancing community health from the training of doctors and nurses with placement programs in regional and rural settings to world-class research and programs targeting Indigenous health, early childhood, ageing, dementia and mental health.

The University has partnered with an extensive network of communities and health providers across NSW and across a range of settings and disciplines including general practices, hospitals, allied, community and Indigenous health services.

The University has earned a proud reputation for nursing education since the School of Nursing was established in 1991 and in that time, more than 6000 students have graduated through our nursing degrees. The school is committed to strengthening the rural and regional nursing workforce and is the only school of nursing with a footprint across most of the southern half of NSW.

The school delivers bachelor and advanced nursing degrees from five sites across predominately regional and rural NSW – with campuses at Wollongong, Shoalhaven, southern Sydney, Batemans Bay and Bega.

The School of Nursing is part of a NSW-first regional clinical school partnership to advance clinical research and education in rural areas.

Read more about how UOW is enhancing community health on pages 28 - 31 of the summarised report

Last reviewed: 28 November, 2016