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Rank93

Note: Admission to course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

  • 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 over 30 years of experience and industry collaboration.
  • Gain extensive practical experience with clinical units every semester.
  • Opportunities for industry placements in areas of nursing practice that are of interest to you, for example, women's health or paediatrics.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, domiciliary nursing, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug dependence and the armed services.
QTAC course code425252
QUT course code NS40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2015 & 2016 February, July
Deferment You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code003501K
Careers
  • Nurse

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QUT’s School of Nursing is one of the largest and most established centres in Australia, with more than 30 years of industry consultation and experience. Our nursing graduates are capable of delivering safe and competent care in many areas of nursing practice. They demonstrate nursing care that is informed, evidence based and respectful. Nursing is one of the most diverse health professions and provides employment opportunities nationally and overseas; in general and specialist areas such as acute care or paediatrics; and in areas of health care beyond the traditional hospital ward.

Why choose this course?

The Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) provides a pathway for applicants with any bachelor degree to enter the profession.

QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland. Our partnerships with industry are extensive and well established. This ensures our course is innovative in design and produces graduates who have the confidence and technical skills to provide high-quality services in a proactive manner. Strong collaborations with industry also mean you have access to placements in areas of nursing practice that are of specific interest, for example, intensive care or emergency nursing.

Our teaching staff are considered leaders in nursing, making significant contributions to the development of contemporary nursing practice. Many hold joint appointments at QUT and in leadership roles at major Brisbane hospitals. During the course, you will study a combination of nursing theory and practice, with supporting studies in biological, behavioural and social sciences.

In the full-time course structure clinical practice is completed every semester and incorporates placements in hospitals and community services. You will complete more than 800 hours of placement, with extensive support that includes continual feedback on your performance from clinical facilitators and mentoring relationships with registered nurse mentors. Both campuses offer operational hospital rooms where students practise with real equipment in a simulated environment. You will also have the opportunity to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developing countries.

Career outcomes

QUT nursing graduates are employed in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as service areas such as community health, domiciliary nursing, 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; paediatric, child, and youth health nursing.

Professional recognition

This course meets the requirements for accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates may apply for membership of 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

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.

Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

Rank 93

Note: Admission to course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

Prerequisite

A completed recognised non-nursing Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) completed within the past 10 years.

If you have completed your degree more than 10 years ago you must provide evidence with your QTAC application of further studies at Graduate Certificate level (equivalent, or higher undertaken in the last 10 years).

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).

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

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.

The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.

2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015 (subject to annual review)

2015: CSP $3,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425252) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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