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Our Clinical Simulation Centre offers a unique learning environment. Use simulation equipment, like the $100,000 'SimMan 3G', to practise your skills. Nursing students are recorded while they work on the patient and can later watch the footage and analyse and assess their performance.
After graduating in 2013, Chris Wright accepted a nursing position at a major Sydney hospital. ‘There is no telling what sort of patients I will be looking after when I come through the doors to work. Some days they challenge me, some days it’s hard to walk out the door when my shift is over. I work with an inspiring group of colleagues caring for people in some of their most difficult times.’
Led by the Head of QUT’s School of Nursing, Professor Patsy Yates, a team of researchers at QUT have been granted $2.5 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council to establish the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for End-of-Life Care. The CRE is developing new ways to minimise distress of chronic conditions. The CRE is a collaboration with Flinders University, University of Wollongong and the University of Queensland.
Note: Admission to course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.
You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry
A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in nursing 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 at Graduate Certificate level (equivalent, or higher undertaken in the last ten years).
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).
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
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.
2017: CSP $3600 Per Study Period (48 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
2016: CSP $3,500 per Study Period (48 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
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