Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

With a combination of nursing courses and clinical simulation in our well-resourced labs and nursing wards, USQ’s Bachelor of Nursing prepares you for practice as a registered nurse, in hospitals, community settings, mental health settings, GP practices, clinics, rural and remote health services and aged care facilities across Australia and the world. This nursing degree aligns with current Australian professional nursing standards of practice and will give you the skills to deliver high-quality nursing care to people of all ages. Almost 50 percent of the degree is devoted to clinical practice within simulated on-campus labs or in health care settings, including large metropolitan hospitals, mental health services, regional health care services, aged care settings, community health services, specialty clinics and rehabilitation centres. USQ's Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and is listed as an approved program with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulating Authority (AHPRA).


24 units of study including 840 hours of clinical experience.


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

ATAR: 65.60. Subject pre-requisite: English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent. Recommended prior study: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or equivalent. If you are an NMBA Enrolled Nurse (EN) with a Diploma of Nursing qualification from an accredited provider, you will have to provide evidence of AHPRA registration in your application and upon enrolment. Supporting documentation is required If you are an NMBA Enrolled Nurse (EN) and completed your Diploma of Nursing more than 5 years ago. There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Additional requirements apply prior to commencing residential schools and clinical placements (such as immunisations, criminal history check, Blue Card, CPR certificate etc.)Please note: Meeting entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Places within the Bachelor of Nursing are limited by quota. Quota size is determined by the availability of hospital placements. Where the quota is filled, no further places will be offered.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 65.60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • ATAR: 65.60
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
  • ATAR: 65.60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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