Australian College of Nursing

In 2012, Royal College of Nursing, Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become the Australian College of Nursing. The Australian College of Nursing is a higher education and VET provider and a peak body representing nurses nationally and internationally.

Courses are developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including speciality nursing organisations, chief nurses, government bodies, clinicians, universities and Australian and international health organisations.

Most of the courses are offered in distance education and online modes, allowing flexibility to study whilst balancing work and family life. All students are fully supported by education staff and tutors who are committed to facilitating the learning experience.

Students enjoy the best quality in clinical post graduate education with electronic and on campus access to the Katie Zepps library, the largest specialist library in the southern hemisphere. The College's skilled and friendly library team provides students with access to books, journals and database searches, inter-library loans and more.

Entry requirements for Australian College of Nursing

Registered nurses who have completed a graduate year and are working within a specialty area of nursing are eligible to apply for admission to a graduate certificate course.

Enrolled nurses who have completed a Hospital training certificate, Certificate IV in Nursing, Advanced certificate, conversion or Diploma of Nursing may be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Nursing (full or part units), EN Medication Management or Advanced Diploma of Nursing (prerequisites may apply).

Transfering your previous study credits

The College has credit transfer arrangements with a large number of universities across Australia. Individuals who have completed a graduate certificate at the College should negotiate credit for work undertaken at enrolment.

External study oppurtunities

The graduate certificate courses are delivered in an online mode including interactions in a virtual classroom.
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2017 Australian College of Nursing Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Australian College of Nursing for 2017.
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Description The scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold 'Puggy' Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The PHMSS aims to help address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health professions and assist in increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with professional health qualifications.
Eligibility Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and currently enrolled or intending to enrol in an entry level course at an Australian educational institution (Certificate IV and above) in the following health professions: Aboriginal health work, allied health (excluding pharmacy), dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants), medicine, midwifery and nursing.
Annual amount $15,000
Application closing date
Support types Scholarship, Equity Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 3 years
Field of study
  • Dental Studies
  • Health Services & Support
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
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