This FACT indicates the total number of international students in each Australian state and territory that were undertaking a course for their initial registration as a nurse in 2016. Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities. Across Australia, states express that there is a shortage of nursing staff in their healthcare facilities.
While the data reflect the overall numbers of nursing students state-wide, it should be noted that the majority of universities and medical training facilities are located in capital cities, and thus the data affords good insight into the cities themselves. This data is from the year 2016.
*NOTE: This FACT assumes that all students that are not domestic students are international students.