Deakin University

Bachelor of Nursing

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Deakin's Bachelor of Nursing gives you the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a successful registered nurse – launching you into a career where you can make a real difference. This course prepares you to provide high-quality, safe, patient-centred care in a range of settings. You will practise your clinical skills in one of our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centres, which replicate real-world health service facilities, to prepare you for your clinical placements. Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of first year and continue throughout every trimester of the course, totalling 800 hours. Clinical placements enable you to care for people from diverse cultural backgrounds in a range of healthcare settings, enabling application of knowledge and further development of technical and non-technical skills. They are undertaken in various metropolitan, regional and rural healthcare settings and are supported by qualified and experienced clinicians.


  • 24 credit points which must include: 17 core units worth 21 credit points (these are compulsory)
  • and 3 elective units (you can choose which ones to study) worth 3 credit points. At least one of 1 elective must be a course elective unit from the School of Nursing and Midwifery approved list.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent, or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Note: the NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements.

Study pathways

Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront International: $109,360
  • ATAR: 66
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $109,360
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 3 years
Warrnambool International: $109,360
  • ATAR: 50.65
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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