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Bachelor of Nursing

Learn from some of Australia’s most respected nursing experts. Access purpose-built facilities, technology and equipment, and complete 840 hours of placement.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
7
Selection
rank
87
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
425231
CRICOS
003501K

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has more than 40 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete 840 hours of clinical placement.
  • Opportunities to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services and the armed forces.

Highlights

  • QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has more than 40 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete 840 hours of clinical placement.
  • Opportunities to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services and the armed forces.

Why choose this course?

QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland. Our course content reflects emerging developments in healthcare and nursing practice that have been identified through consultation with industry partners, discipline experts and research literature.

Foundation studies build your knowledge in key areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and will introduce you to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service. You will also develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. These studies are complemented with opportunities to apply nursing theory to clinical practice in our on campus facilities and in clinical placements off campus.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to excel in a profession where the scope of practice is expanding and there are greater responsibilities for delivery of more complex interventions in a range of healthcare settings and across diverse populations. Our course recognises the increased demand for graduates who understand the importance of person-centred care and have the capacity to engage people as informed partners in their health care.  

Real-world learning

Our campuses offer operational hospital rooms where you will practise with real equipment and the latest technology in a simulated environment. Your experience in real industry settings begins with an observation activity during first semester of first year and continues with clinical placement experience every semester thereafter.

You will complete 840 hours of placement, with extensive support that includes continual feedback on your performance from clinical facilitators, and mentoring relationships with registered nurse mentors. You may also have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.

What to expect

As a QUT nursing graduate you will be skilled in delivering safe and competent practice across diverse populations, responding to the challenges of health care with agility and resilience, and engaging consumers as informed partners in their health care.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in a complementary area such as public health, psychology, or paramedic science.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Nursing is one of the most diverse health professions and provides employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Employment can be in general and specialist areas such as emergency, paediatrics or mental health, and in areas of health care beyond the traditional hospital ward including community health, in-home care, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug dependence, and the armed services.

Many nurses complete further study and become specialists in acute care nursing, cancer nursing, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing, or paediatric, child and youth health nursing.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.
Our graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Both students and graduates may apply for membership of the Australian College of Nursing.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Possible careers

  • Nurse

Details and units

Requirements

OP 7
Rank 87

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
NS42
QTAC code
425231
CRICOS code
003501K
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Nursing (enrolled nurse) within 10 years of admission to the Bachelor of Nursing will be awarded one year of advanced standing. This allows you to complete the course in two years instead of three. If you complete your Diploma prior to receiving a QTAC offer, QUT will automatically grant you this advanced standing. If you complete your Diploma after gaining admission to QUT, you will need to lodge an Advanced Standing application.

Graduate entry
If you already hold a degree in any area other than nursing, you can apply for the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry), and complete the course in two years. 

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 6
Selection rank 89
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 7
Selection rank 87

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
7
Rank
87
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

Starting in 2021?

If you're applying to start this course in 2021, you'll need to meet the following English language proficiency requirements.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge Engli Confirmation of Entry.
185 185 185 185 185
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 7 7 7 7
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
65 65 65 65 65
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 24 24 27 23

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

This course has a number of compulsory clinical practice units. One of these units will require students to undertake a four week clinical placement experience scheduled during the November - February summer break prior to the commencement of the final year of studies.

Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get into the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate.

Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing.

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $7,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2020 fees

2020: $36,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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from $1215

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