Bachelor of Nursing

Federation University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

You want to improve people's lives and help them during difficult times. You want a degree where you spend time learning in a variety of clinical settings and a career where you are constantly updating your skills. We'll support you as you become a registered nurse. You'll learn to deliver the highest quality care that's focused on the person and use reasoning and evidence-based care to improve your patient'' outcomes. Your subjects include working with diverse communities, mental health, medical and surgical nursing, and palliative care. You'll also learn skills like leadership and management to give you even more confidence when you start your career. Your options will be wide when you graduate. You may choose to work in emergency illness, mental health, long-term care, intercultural health or population health. Wherever you work, chances are your career in nursing will be challenging, stimulating and rewarding. You may even decide to further your studies into a specialised nursing area including midwifery or paramedicine. Areas of study include: biomedical sciences, general nursing, health promotion, health, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology. Flexible Delivery (domestic students only): Students will study predominately online and will attend the campus for intensive weeks of on-campus work in each semester. Note: The Bachelor of Nursing is subject to Australian Nursing Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) approval. This is a routine process conducted every 5 years.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 19 core courses worth 15 credit points each, 2 core courses worth 30 credit points each, and an elective course worth 15 credit points.


  • Biomedical sciences
  • General nursing
  • Health promotion
  • Health
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Sociology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC); Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA); Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Graduates of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accredited program will meet all educational requirements needed to be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or VET studies.Applicants may be admitted to the program on the basis of qualifications deemed to be equivalent of VCE. This may include qualifications at either secondary or tertiary level obtained interstate or overseas or VET qualifications. Applicants who have successfully completed a program that is considered to be health related may receive credit for up to 4 courses. Applicants without a health related program may have up to 2 courses of credit. Pathway in to second year - Applicants with an ASQA approved Diploma of Nursing, those students who are Internationally recognised registered nurses who do not have a bachelor degree or those graduates from a Bachelor of Midwifery or a bachelor degree in allied health/health science field are eligible to apply for entry to the third semester (year 2) of the program. Pathway into third year - Applicants who have previously been registered as a registered nurse/division one nurse with NMBA/AHPRA seeking re-entry to the register to practice in Australia may be eligible for entry to the third year of the program. Each applicant will be required to undertake an individualised pathway of study as deemed appropriate to meet the re-entry to the register - Registered Nurse Accreditation Standards (2014) and will include a combination of clinical practice and theoretical engagement. Consider the following VET programs: Certificate IV in Disability; Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing); Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. Further study options include Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $91,200 No information available Yes No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $91,200 No information available Yes No information available
Berwick International: $91,200 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Extra Requirements - Students must have valid Working with Children Check, Police Record Check and evidence of current immunisation status. Further information:

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