Skip to content

Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry

If you have a completed degree in another area, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your Bachelor of Nursing sooner.
Australia and New Zealand International
You are viewing Australian and New Zealand students' course information. You are viewing international students' course information.
You are viewing Australian and New Zealand students' course information. You are viewing international students' course information.

Guide to entry thresholds

Selection
rank
97
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
425252
CRICOS
003501K

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

 

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.

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.

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 graduates are well prepared to excel in a profession where the scope of practice is expanding and there are greater responsibilities for delivery of more complex interventions.

Real-world learning

Gain valuable experience working with real patients during professional placements that begin in the first year. You will complete 840 hours of placement and may also have opportunities to travel overseas.

Our campuses offer operational hospital rooms where you will practise with real equipment and the latest technology in a simulated environment. Our strong collaborations with industry mean you may have access to placements in areas of nursing practice that are of specific interest – in operating theatres or emergency nursing, for example.

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

Rank 97

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
425252
CRICOS code
003501K
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Applicants wishing to accept their offer must submit their blue card application forms no later than 24 May for Semester 2, 2018 and 24 December for Semester 1, 2019.
Deferment

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

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in nursing with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent) completed within the past ten years.

If you have completed your degree more than ten years ago you must provide evidence with your QTAC application of further studies of a recognised graduate certificate (or higher) studies undertaken in the last ten years.

Selection ranks

You will be considered solely on the basis of selection ranks from your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

Automatic advanced standing (credit)

If admitted to the graduate entry program you will automatically receive one year of advanced standing which will entitle you to complete the degree in two years (full-time).

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 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

425252 Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry

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).

Academic entry requirements

Prerequisite

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 apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course. There's no cost if you apply through QUT.

Students wishing to accept their offer must submit their blue card application forms:

  • no later than 24 December for Semester 1 (February entry)
  • no later than 24 May for Semester 2 entry (July entry)

Please submit your blue card application form immediately after receiving your offer. You won't be able to accept your offer and enrol if you don't submit your correctly completed blue card application form on time.

Apply for a blue card

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.

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.

Browse all scholarships

Other courses you might be interested in

Successful Speechwriting

Designed for professionals from all sectors who write speeches, and seek to fine-tune their practice.

Date
24 Mar 2020
Location
Brisbane
Cost
From $790

Financial Literacy for Public Sector Business Managers

How to read, analyse and interpret financial information and assist in future decision-making.

Date
20 Apr 2020
Location
Brisbane
Cost
From $790

Leadership in Health Management

This course provides you with the knowledge and competencies to enable you to cope with the complex and changing environment of health care delivery.

Date
TBC
Location
Brisbane
Cost
TBC

Disaster Response and Recovery

Effective response to major incidents and disasters requires people who can help organisations and communities respond to and recover from disasters.

Date
TBC
Location
Brisbane
Cost
$448.43 - $996.51

Other courses you might be interested in

Successful Speechwriting

Designed for professionals from all sectors who write speeches, and seek to fine-tune their practice.

Date
24 Mar 2020
Location
Brisbane
Cost
From $790

Financial Literacy for Public Sector Business Managers

How to read, analyse and interpret financial information and assist in future decision-making.

Date
20 Apr 2020
Location
Brisbane
Cost
From $790

Leadership in Health Management

This course provides you with the knowledge and competencies to enable you to cope with the complex and changing environment of health care delivery.

Date
TBC
Location
Brisbane
Cost
TBC

Disaster Response and Recovery

Effective response to major incidents and disasters requires people who can help organisations and communities respond to and recover from disasters.

Date
TBC
Location
Brisbane
Cost
$448.43 - $996.51

Applying guide

Depending on your previous study, there are different ways that you can apply. Make sure you read the information that’s relevant to your experience.

How to apply


QTAC code

You'll need to know this course's QTAC code when you apply through QTAC.

Copy QTAC code {{QTAC_CODE}}


Ready to apply?

If you've already read about the best way to apply, you can apply directly through QTAC.

Apply now with QTAC

How to apply

Follow our step-by-step applying guide to make sure your application is complete, giving you the best chance of getting in.

How to apply

QUT courses for you

Check out your saved or recently viewed courses below, or find this information later via the study homepage.

Like to save your courses?

Please enter your first name and email so we can save your courses for you

Your saved courses

Click on save course button

You can save a course from any from course page.

Your recently viewed courses

Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content

Download a PDF copy of this course

Download PDF
(Australian and New Zealand students)
Download PDF
(International students)

Email me a PDF copy of this course

Ask us a question

If you have a specific question about studying with us, you can ask us here.

You will be forwarded to a page to ask your question.

Keep up to date

Sign up to receive occasional emails to help you with your study decision. We’ll send you relevant information about studying at QUT, scholarships, key dates and upcoming events.

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

3138 2000

Do you have a question about one of our courses? Ask QUT Chatbot now

International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

Enquire online