Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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. You 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.

Structure

240 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in hospitals and community facilities.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website www.wil.acu.edu.au to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.UniformsStudents are required to purchase and wear an ACU student nurse uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.

Subjects

  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

All students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.New South Wales and ACT Assumed knowledge: Nil Queensland Prerequisites: English (Units 3 and 4, C)Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

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.

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 62.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 65
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 75
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 82.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $88,560
  • ATAR: 75
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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.

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