Bachelor of Nursing

University of Canberra

This course is the undergraduate nursing program offered at the University of Canberra. The focus of the course is nursing; the objectives are to educate safe accurate nurses who are eligible for registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA) through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). In order for completing students to be eligible for registration as a nurse in Australia, the program is required to be assessed, and accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). The accredited program must also be approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) prior to the enrolment of any students. A Bachelor of Nursing degree is typically well subscribed and the nursing workforce is the largest and one of the most portable in healthcare in Australia. Nursing careers are broadly described, and this breadth can be articulated in terms of the NMBA definition of practice here; 'Practice means any role, whether remunerated or not, in which the individual uses their skills and knowledge as a health practitioner in their profession. Practice in this context is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care. It also includes using professional knowledge (working) in a direct non-clinical relationship with clients, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, and any other roles that impact on the safe, effective delivery of services in the profession'.

Course Fee:

International: $86,100

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. There are non-standard English language requirements for this course; Academic IELTS 7.0 across all bands to comply with ANMAC RN Accreditation Standards and NMBA (AHPRA) registration requirements; Additional requirements; Immunisations; TB screening; National Police Check; NSW health forms; Working with Vulnerable People; First Aid/CPR. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics - general (minimum required); English (required); Biological science (preferred); Chemistry (preferred); Psychology (recommended).


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-professional nursing practice; Nursing-inquiry

Study Pathways:

Pathway for Enrolled Nurses with a Diploma of Nursing; Pathway for International students who are Registered Nurses in their country of origin but who are not Bachelor prepared. Honours year is available.

Further information:

Exit awards: Diploma of Health Studies; Associate degree of Health Studies.


An application to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council of Australia has been made.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 67 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 67 Yes Part time 6 years

A young university with a bold vision

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment. 

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.  

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us. 

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement. 

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The facts

  • 78,000 graduates in over 100 countries
  • 17,000 students currently studying at UC
  • 1,600 students living on campus
  • 2,500 current staff
  • One of the world’s top 100 young universities under the age of 50**
  • Over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available across 28 areas of study

** 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings

Study options

  • Flexible study options to suit your lifestyle
  • Practical work-based projects in every course
  • Graduate qualifications that are accepted and respected around the world
  • Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge

Our students

From Canberra, to every state in Australia, and all corners of the globe our Graduates are making a positive impact on the world in which we live. Click here to read some of their stories and see how a degree from the University of Canberra can truly be transformational. 


  • Accommodation guarantee for all first-year domestic students and all international students
  • Medical centre, gym, library, cafes, bar, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare centre and preschool
  • UC Public Hospital, a teaching and research facility, opening on campus in 2018
  • UC is Australia’s first bottled water free university
  • UC is a tobacco-free university


  • 10 minutes to the city
  • 2 hours from the beach
  • 3 hours to Sydney
  • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium

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