Nursing tops uni enrolments

Federation University Berwick. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS 173545_02

By Mitchell Clarke

Almost 400 freshly graduated high school students have been accepted into courses at Federation University’s Berwick campus this year.

Nursing proved the most popular program for prospective students across all three campuses, with 63 places being offered at Berwick.

The statistics were released following Federation University’s acceptance of 213 offers in the second round of Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) offers on Wednesday 15 January.

This follows more than 800 offers which were made as early round offers in December last year.

Criminology and criminal justice studies is the second most popular course, with 50 students accepted, while psychology and education studies have accepted 37 and 34 students, respectively.

Vice-Chancellor Helen Bartlett said Federation University has a strong reputation as a university of choice for nursing and healthcare programs.

“Students know they will get a high quality education and the opportunity to train in local hospitals and healthcare facilities where they’re likely to work once they’ve graduated.”

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