Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

QTAC applications are open now.

Switch to a rewarding career in nursing.

Use credit from another undergraduate degree you’ve completed to make a career change to become a registered nurse.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay **
  • Caboolture
CRICOS code
072637M
Commence
Semester 1 (only part-time option available—3 years minimum) or Semester 2 (full-time available)
Program length (full-time)
2.3 years^
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$28,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$58,575
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ** Available from Semester 2, 2020 for Student visa holders.
  • Applicants from a non-English speaking background must refer to English language requirements.
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  • Duration note: The February (semester 1) offering is only available on a part-time basis. The full-time program is two years full-time plus an eight-week block nursing internship.
  • ^Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
  • ^In 2020, Semester 2 intake only is available at Moreton Bay campus. Sem 1 intake will be available at Moreton Bay campus from 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013411
  • Moreton Bay 014211^
  • Caboolture 018661
Minimum selection threshold

GPA requirement

USC program code
SC392
Commence
Semester 1 (only part-time option available—3 years minimum) or Semester 2 (full-time available)
Duration
2.3 years full time (2 years full time plus an 8-week Nursing Internship) or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Other requirements
All applicants must either be able to declare that English is their primary language (ie they have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries:  Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America.); or they must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest (obtained within one year prior to the commencement of the program). For more information visit English language requirements.
Total courses
17
Total units
198
Footnotes
  • Duration note: The February (semester 1) offering is only available on a part-time basis. The full-time program is two years full-time plus an eight-week block nursing internship.
  • ^Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
  • ^In 2020, Semester 2 intake only is available at Moreton Bay campus. Sem 1 intake will be available at Moreton Bay campus from 2021.

In this practical degree, you’ll learn about anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and care of people. Learn from experienced clinicians in work placements in hospitals, aged-care facilities, health agencies and community settings.

When you graduate from this program, you may apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

On completion of your nursing program you will need to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standards including English Language Skills and Criminal History. Please review these standards on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website: NMBA registration standards

In this program you will:

  • Complete 800 hours of work placements in clinical settings
  • Learn about anatomy and physiology, comprehensive health assessment, and drug therapy
  • Assess and care for patients
  • Continue learning through an honours or Master’s program to specialise in nursing

No further credit can be applied for from the undergraduate degree.

Admission requirements

Applicants must complete an (unspecified) Australian bachelor degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent degree from an international university.
Applicants from a non-English speaking background refer to English language requirements.

Post-admission requirements

Before undertaking clinical placement, students must obtain and maintain a current first aid and CPR certificate, obtain the Mental Health First Aid online learning certificate, provide evidence of immunisations, undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Blue Card — Refer to Program requirements and notes.

Career opportunities

Nurse in acute care, armed forces, community, regional and remote, mental health, Indigenous health, aged care and industry settings.

Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Australian College of Nursing
Registration

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as nurses in Australia with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, which is a Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has a number of registration standards that graduates must demonstrate in order to be eligible for registration. For example, graduates must demonstrate English language skills at IELTS level 7, with 7 in all subtests, or equivalent before being considered for professional registration. For full details of the AHPRA Registration Standards, visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

What will I study?

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The recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this recommended study sequence to guide enrolment.

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