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.

Our School of Nursing is one of the largest and most established centres in Australia, with more than 40 years of industry consultation and experience. You will learn from some of Australia’s most respected and influential nurse academics and researchers.

Foundation studies will 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

With purpose-built, on-campus facilities that replicate the hospital environment, technology, equipment and scenarios, you will develop confidence and skills to work in a range of nursing environments.

Our Clinical Simulation Centre contains 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.

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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
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection 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.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Additional entry requirements

You must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 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
  • United States of America

If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test (refer below).

English language proficiency

QUT requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

QUT’s English proficiency requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 or better overall with no sub-score below 7.0
  • PTE: 65 or better overall with no sub-score below 65
  • TOEFL (IBT): 98 or better overall with a writing sub-score of 27 or better, listening and writing sub-scores of 24 or better, and speaking sub-score of 23 or better

The test must have been completed within 2 years prior to the proposed course start month.

Advanced standing: Diploma of Nursing

Applicants who have current AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) (General) without restriction and have completed within 10 years prior to admission to the Bachelor of Nursing:

You may be awarded one year of advanced standing. This allows you to complete the course in two years instead of three. You will need to lodge an Advanced Standing application and provide a copy of your award certificate and current registration after you receive your offer.

If you do not have current registration or your diploma was completed more than 10 years ago, no advanced standing will be granted.

Advanced standing: degree graduates

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

QTAC Deferment

Deferment is not available for this course. Please re-apply for the semester/year in which you want to study the course.

 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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.

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 7
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, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 7 7 7 7
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 24 24 27 23
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
65 65 65 65 65
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,600 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.

2021 fees

2021: $37,800 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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