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Overview

  • QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has over 35 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete more than 800 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 Australian Defence Force.
QTAC course code 425231
QUT course code NS42
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
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CRICOS code 003501K
Careers
  • Nurse

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Details

With more than 35 years of industry consultation and experience, QUT’s School of Nursing is one of the largest and most established centres in Australia. Our nursing graduates are capable of delivering safe and competent practice. They demonstrate nursing care that is culturally safe, patient centred, evidence based, and respectful.

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.

Foundation studies 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.  

Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Nursing (enrolled nurse) within 10 years of admission to the Bachelor of Nursing will be awarded one year of advanced standing. This allows you to complete the course in two years instead of three. If you complete your Diploma prior to receiving a QTAC offer, QUT will automatically grant you this advanced standing. If you complete your Diploma after gaining admission to QUT, you will need to lodge an Advanced Standing application.

Real-world learning

Our campuses offer 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. 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.

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. You will also have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.

Career 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.

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.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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

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.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

International student entry

This course is available to international students at Kelvin Grove campus only.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.5
    Writing 6.5
    Reading 6.5
    Listening 6.5
    Overall 7.0

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses 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.

    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.

    2018: $32800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

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