Deakin University

Bachelor of Nursing - Clinical Leadership

Deakin University

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

Deakin’s Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) builds on the core units of the Bachelor of Nursing with three additional units focused on developing and enhancing your leadership potential. Through mentored learning experiences in clinical settings you will observe and work alongside nurse leaders from our partners, and experienced staff from our School of Nursing and Midwifery.Throughout the course, you will also develop essential practical skills in our purpose-built Clinical Simulation Centre. From the first trimester in the first year of your degree, clinical placements offer the opportunity to develop and consolidate your expertise, and are undertaken in various metropolitan, regional and rural health care settings under the supervision of registered nurses.Experience being part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team and gain clinical experience in a variety of settings, including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing and mental health nursing.


24 credit points: 4 credit points per trimester and two trimesters each year. All units are core units (these are compulsory).


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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. 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

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

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