Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

This combined program offers the opportunity to Develop the knowledge, skills and ethical behaviours to practise as a registered nurse clinician and gain employment in a range of health care contexts including hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities and community health centres. Purpose-built clinical simulation centres at Deakin provide you with the facilities and equipment required to develop practical nursing skills, which are further enhanced through clinical placements. You will study the foundations of health promotion practice such as environmental health, health sociology, planning and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics and research. You will learn to apply public health and health promotion strategies to populations at risk of disease. Plus you will gain a sound understanding of the importance of health education, the factors influencing health practices, and strategies to promote the health of individuals and groups.

Course Fee:

International: $146,824

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English


To complete the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below. Most students choose to study 4 credit points per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. All units in this course are core units (these are compulsory).

Subjects you can Study:

Health promotion; Nursing; Public health

Study Pathways:

Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements or the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion requirements only. Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Further information:

All students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Prior to commencing clinical placements, students are required to complete a Police Record check each academic year and have a current immunisation status. There is an expectation that students be available to undertake their clinical practicum outside of university calendar dates.


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 76.6 No Full time 4 years

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