Health

Bachelor of Nursing

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What is a Bachelor of Nursing?

The Bachelor of Nursing prepares you for a career as a Registered Nurse, teaching you vital assessment and clinical decision making skills, and developing a person-centred, professional approach to care. A bachelor's degree in nursing allows you to work in healthcare, industry and community settings.

Delivered over three years through contemporary and evidence-based methods, this degree teaches foundational human biology and research practice, essential clinical knowledge and skills, as well as how to put patients first. Through your experience at our on-campus simulation hospital environment and 840 hours of clinical placements, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to register and confidently begin working across a variety of different healthcare and community settings. The Bachelor of Nursing Enrolled Nurse pathway allows you to enter our bachelor’s in Nursing in the second year, while other options for prerequisites for Bachelor of Nursing include at ATAR of 60 or work-life experience. *Main Intake 3 is reserved for those who have a completed (current) Diploma of Nursing and Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). View all key dates for more information.

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Learning outcomes

  • Gain critical skills in professional assessment and clinical decision-making.
  • Undertake clinical placement in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings.
  • Learn key factors in patient health and wellbeing.

ACN member

Torrens University is a member of the Australian College of Nursing, the leading national organisation of the nursing profession.

ANMAC accredited

Our program is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, so you know it meets the required education standards.

APNA member

Torrens University is a member of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, the peak body for nurses working in primary health care.

CATSINaM member

Torrens University is a member of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwifery to encourage diversity.

CDNM member

Torrens University is a member of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, so our courses are monitored for quality assurance.

Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
Full-time on campus
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Strong employment opportunities
Demand for qualified Nurses far exceeds supply in Australia, so a Nursing degree will open doors for your career.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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The highest level of practical experience
Develop clinical skills and access the latest technology at our state-of the art Nursing labs.
Explore our state-of-the-art nursing facilities - Study at our Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane campus.
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Career opportunities

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing degree, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which will allow you to work as a Registered Nurse (RN) in hospital, aged care or other community health settings.

Potential career paths

  • Registered Nurse
    Average salary: $76,000 - $97,000
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What I’ve really enjoyed about this course so far is the delivery – having the flexibility of online learning and also being able to go into the labs and practice my clinical skills.
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Becoming a Nurse | BAN101
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body | SHB102
  • Self-care Practices | SCP103
  • Sociology of Health and Illness | SHI104
  • Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions | CPC105
  • Human Biology and Disease | HBD106
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107A
  • Health Assessment | HAS108

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • First Peoples Cultures, History and Health | FPH201
  • Therapeutic Use of Medicines | TUM202
  • Care of the Person with an Acute Illness | CAP203
  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
  • The Australian Healthcare System within a Global Context | AHS205
  • Care of Children and Adolescents | CCA206
  • Understanding Mental Health | UMH207
  • Primary Healthcare in the Community | PHC208

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Clinical Practice | CLP301
  • Palliative Care and Life Limiting Conditions | PCC302
  • Mental Healthcare | MHC303
  • Positive Aging | POA304
  • Transition to being a Registered Nurse | TRN305
  • Complex Care | CPC306
  • First Line Intervention | FLI307
  • Professional Practice Capstone | PPC308

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

You will complete clinical placements with industries such as private and public hospitals, GP clinics and aged care. Placements are coordinated at a national level where the experience is varied and enhanced to ensure maximum exposure to the clinical field and learning outcomes.

Work placement hours

One of the requirements for Bachelor of Nursing is work placements that we will arrange for you at external organisations, where you will gain 840 hours of experience.

Healthe Care Australia
Healthscope
Opal - specialist aged care

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent or a completed Diploma of Nursing and registration with AHPRA; AND
All Domestic students must meet the minimum English Language standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for initial course entry and registration. Students must provide evidence of meeting this standard prior to commencing study. Check NMBA English standards here.
Inherent requirements include ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory ability, and strength and mobility.
The below is an alternative option
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent or a completed Diploma of Nursing and registration with AHPRA; AND
Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent; AND
Inherent requirements include ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory ability, and strength and mobility
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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