Bachelor of Nursing

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This program provides students with a blend of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experience to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the nursing profession and the health care system. Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective outcomes.


24 units. In addition to the theoretical components of this course, students undertake clinical placements in hospitals and clinic settings during the course.


  • Professional areas
  • Biological sciences
  • Social sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent). The Bachelor of Nursing includes a new Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program. A specifically designed course of study acknowledges previous learning and enables Enrolled Nurses to complete the Bachelor degree in two years full-time or four years part-time.


The degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Nursing includes an Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program suitable for Enrolled Nurses - graduates of the Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or equivalent qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Lismore International: $79,200 No information available Yes No information available
Coffs Harbour International: $79,200 No information available Yes No information available
Gold Coast International: $79,200 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Graduates are suited to careers in a range of clinical areas in the public and private health sectors including in surgical theatres, paediatrics, community health and education, renal dialysis, as a practice nurse in GP clinics, child care, aged care, Indigenous health, remote area health, and in mental health.

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