ACU is the largest provider of nurses in Australia. Our close links with hospitals and health care partners guarantee clinical experience in diverse settings. The Bachelor of Nursing develops caring professional nurses who are proactive and adaptable, competent and ethical clinicians, and creative and critical thinkers. Across the course theory will be consistently embedded in clinical practice through the inclusion of one Integrating Practice unit every semester. Clinical placement areas include aged care, community nursing, high dependency nursing, medical/surgical nursing, mental health, paediatrics, palliative care, and perioperative nursing. Students may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries. Pending meeting local registration requirements, Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers as a Registered Nurse within the health care industry including: aged care nursing; community care nursing; medical/surgical nursing; mental health nursing; paediatric nursing.

Course Fee:


International: $87,240

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.; NSW and ACT Assumed Knowledge: Nil.

Structure:

240 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). The Faculty of Health Sciences also offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education, health administration as well as leadership and management in health care.

Further information:

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community care nursing, mental health nursing, and clinical education.

Recognition:

Eligible graduates can apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the AHPRA website.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra (Signadou) 52.55 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 52.55 No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 52.55 No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 52.55 No Full time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) 52.55 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 52.55 No Part time 6 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) 52.55 No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) 52.55 No Full time 3 years
Canberra (Signadou) 52.55 No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 52.55 No Part time 6 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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