Bachelor of Nursing

Western Sydney University

Ranked top 100 in the world for Nursing, this program prepares graduates for eligibility to apply for registration throughout Australia as beginning professional generalist registered nurses. The focus of the course is on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking and reflective practice in relation to the theory and practice of nursing in health and health breakdown across the lifespan. Students study application of physical and behavioural sciences to nursing; inquiry and evidence-based practice principles and utilisation within nursing; nursing care of individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan. The course involves campus-based simulated clinical practice settings and consolidation occurs as students undertake clinical placements in a variety of health care settings.

Course Fee:

International: $87,120

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; 2 units of English, any 2 units of mathematics and any 2 units of science recommended


Clinical Placements: approximately 7-10 weeks scheduled throughout each year of study. 240 total credit points: 22 core nursing subjects; 2 elective subjects. One elective is undertaken in year 1 and the other in year 2. Integrated throughout with placements in a range of health facilities and community settings.

Subjects you can Study:

Application of behavioural, social and biophysical sciences in nursing and health care; Evidence-based professional nursing practice; Nursing-conceptualising; Primary family health care

Study Pathways:

An additional Honours year is available. Graduates may continue to study at a postgraduate level in the following areas: mental health, acute/intensive care, operating theatres, women's/men's health, medical/surgical, drug and alcohol, or retrieval services such as Royal Flying Doctors Services.

Further information:

Prospective students should be aware that full disclosure of any issues of impairment or misconduct is a declaration requirement when applying for registration as a registered nurse.


This course has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwifery Board NSW. From 1 July 2010 the approval, recognition and accreditation of courses was transferred to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC). Course accreditation can be checked on their website.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Liverpool City 65.35 No Full time 3 years
Hawkesbury 60 No Full time 3 years
Campbelltown 64.45 No Full time 3 years
Parramatta 69.4 No Full time 3 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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