Highlights

  • Complete your degree in 2 years instead of 3 if you have a previous degree.
  • QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has more than 40 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete more than 800 hours of clinical placement.
  • 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 Australian Defence Force. 

Highlights

  • Complete your degree in 2 years instead of 3 if you have a previous degree.
  • QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has more than 40 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete more than 800 hours of clinical placement.
  • 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 Australian Defence Force.

Why choose this course?

The Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) provides a pathway for applicants with a bachelor degree in any area other than nursing. Students are awarded the equivalent of one year of advanced standing (credit) and complete the course in two years instead of three.

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.

QUT's 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 during first semester of first year and continues with clinical placement experience every semester thereafter.

All students are scheduled for 840 hours of clinical practice with a minimum of 800 hours required for registration. You will receive 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.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Nursing offers employment opportunities in Australia and overseas, in general and specialist areas such as emergency, paediatrics or mental health, and in other areas including community health, in-home care, school health, alcohol and drug dependence, and the armed services.

Many nurses complete further study and specialise 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 at www.ahpra.gov.au

Possible careers

  • Nurse

Details and units

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
97.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
NS42
QTAC code
425252
CRICOS code
003501K
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
July
Deferment

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

Deferment

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

Applications in 2022

You must be onshore in Australia to study this course and cannot commence online. This course will be offered for a final admission in July 2022. From 2023, non nursing graduates seeking a pathway to a nursing career are encouraged to apply for NS89 Master of Nursing - Entry to Practice.

 

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in nursing completed within the past ten years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Applicants in possession of a bachelor degree awarded more than ten years ago will be eligible for entry if they have completed additional postgraduate studies at graduate certificate level (or higher) within ten years of the planned date of course commencement; or

Completed a recognised overseas nursing qualification at bachelor degree level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale),  that enables the applicant to work as a registered nurse in their home country.  Applicants whose qualification/s were awarded more than ten years ago will need to provide evidence of recent work experience as a registered nurse, (that is, practice as a registered nurse no more than three years prior to the planned commencement date of the QUT Bachelor of Nursing).

Working with Children Check: blue card

You'll need to submit your blue card application form immediately upon arrival onshore in Australia.

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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic 7 7 7 7 7
TOEFL iBT 98 24 24 27 23
Pearson PTE (Academic) 65 65 65 65 65
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession) -- 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.

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.

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.

Mandatory notifications

While you are registered as a student with the NMBA, QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications.

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.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $5,100 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.

2022 fees

2022: $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.

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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.

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Scholarships

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