Deakin University

Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

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

Develop the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding to become a successful registered nurse, balanced with a deep understanding of the skills required to empower people to lead healthier lifestyles. Deakin's Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion enables you to make a real difference in the health outcomes of individuals, communities and global populations.On top of the expertise required to qualify as a registered nurse, you will gain specialised knowledge to tackle health issues and boost wellbeing. The course balances contemporary theory with extensive placement experience, and explores combined approaches involving community engagement, policy development, and research. Nursing clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout your degree. With over 920 hours of work placements in both nursing and public health and health promotion settings, you will graduate career-ready and confident.


The course consists of 32 credit points of study which includes the following:• 21 credit points are core units in the Bachelor of Nursing• 11 credit points are specific to public health and health promotion.


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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 your course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You may also be eligible to become a member of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA). Notes: The NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements. Bachelor of Nursing component: This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing. Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion component: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the relevant professional body retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 79
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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