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 competent and successful registered nurse – launching you into a career where you can make a real difference.Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout every trimester of the course, totalling over 800 hours. These practical placements support and consolidate your learning and are undertaken in various metropolitan, regional and rural health care settings under the supervision of qualified practitioners across disciplines including acute and sub-acute care, surgical care, aged care and paediatrics. When you’re not on placement, development of your practical skills continues in our purpose-built clinical simulation spaces, which replicate real-world hospital and community settings with state-of-the-art equipment.Our Clinical Simulation Centres provide a safe, supportive and realistic environment for you to develop and hone essential nursing and midwifery skills.


  • 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 the electives must be taken at level 2 or 3.


  • 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.


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 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $109,360 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Warrnambool International: $109,360 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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