Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

Cricos Code: 0100910

What is a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing?

The Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you to enter a career as a Registered Nurse in the Australian healthcare environment. You will learn vital skills in assessment and clinical decision-making, person-centred care, professional communication, enquiry and research, awareness of diversity and self-care practices. The course will provide you with an opportunity to deliver care in multiple health care, industry and community settings, in complex environments of healthcare systems.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

On campus only – blended delivery

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

3 hours face-to-face and 7 hours self-directed, per subject

Course Duration

Accelerated: 2 years

Full time: 3 years

Part-time: available

Why Study At Torrens

We believe our students and graduates are improving lives and making the world a better place. Our focus on a practical learning environment and small class sizes will ensure you are ready for a successful nursing career.

SIMULATED LEARNING

Our Nursing Academics are industry experts with years of experience. They not only bring knowledge to their lectures, but also the practical application of the latest technology and methods. They know how to best prepare students to meet the academic and professional requirements for nurses across today’s health industry, and the health landscape of the future.
REALISTIC CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
We provide a simulated laboratory in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses. These laboratories are fully equipped with beds, mannequins and clinical equipment. Each campus has created an environment, which includes 8 beds, one-way viewing room with capability for high fidelity simulations, medication room, storage room, structure and function laboratory, wet room, patient bathroom, rehabilitation room and several classrooms.
GRADUATE WITH PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
The program is an approved program of study with NMBA Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for registration, to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Australia. Graduates will be able to work in private or public hospitals, aged care, disability and rehabilitation, school and other community-based settings.

"I love helping others."

- Cloey, THINK Education, Diploma of Nursing Student
Learning in a fun and practical environment definitely makes the learning process much easier. I developed real-life professional skills that I’ll be able to use in my future career.
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Course Overview

Bring your dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse to life with an approach as person-centred and community-focused as you are. The new Torrens University Australia Bachelor of Nursing addresses the growing global demand for caring – and highly skilled – professionals across a variety of different, often complex, healthcare and community settings.

Through the excellence of our on-campus simulation hospital environment and 840 hours of clinical placements, we’ll develop your practical and clinical skills. We aim to ensure you can utilise the knowledge gained throughout the program when you graduate.

Our promise is to deliver quality education through contemporary and evidence-based methods. You’ll learn vital skills in assessment and clinical decision-making as well as how to put patients first. We’ll make sure you’re taken care of, too.

Being a student at Torrens University Australia means you will be part of Laureate, a leading international network. You’ll see exactly how we embody our ‘Here for Good’ philosophy and how it will shape the work you do every day.

When students succeed, societies benefit. We can’t wait to see what you’ll go on to do.

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA) as a registered nurse (RN). In order to receive registration, you must satisfy the English Language Requirements and Criminal Record Check.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain critical skills in professional assessment and clinical decision-making
  • Clinical placement in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings
  • Key determinants in patient health and wellbeing

What you will study

The Bachelor of Nursing consists of 24 subjects each with the value of 10 credit points. A student must satisfactorily complete each subject for a course total of 240 credit points. Core subjects = 24

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

Choose how, when and where you study, all with the support from your dedicated Success Coach.

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (or equivalent) with ATAR 60 (or equivalent)

OR

A completed (current) Diploma of Nursing and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

*Registration as a nurse can be achieved after the completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, and by meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards.

Check NMBA requirements here

Special Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
  • Be able to demonstrate satisfactory:
  • IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 minimum (Academic Module) or above, with no skills band less than 6.0
    • Check IELTS test dates here
    • Find your nearest IELTS test centre here
*Registration as a nurse can be achieved after the completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, and by meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards.

Check NMBA requirements here

Special Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
  • Be able to demonstrate satisfactory:
Year 12 (or equivalent) with ATAR 60 (or equivalent)

OR

A completed (current) Diploma of Nursing and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

*Registration as a nurse can be achieved after the completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, and by meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards.

Check NMBA requirements here

Special Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
  • Be able to demonstrate satisfactory:
  • IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 minimum (Academic Module) or above, with no skills band less than 6.0
    • Check IELTS test dates here
    • Find your nearest IELTS test centre here
*Registration as a nurse can be achieved after the completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, and by meeting at least one of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language standards.

Check NMBA requirements here

Special Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
  • Be able to demonstrate satisfactory:

Ready To Apply

Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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MORE INFORMATION

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FAQ

Please visit our Fees page to learn more about the cost of the program. Please note that we review the course fees on a yearly basis. If you have questions, please contact us at 1300 575 803 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm AEST. The contact number from 5:00pm to 8:00pm is (02) 9034 5193.
  • You must hold a Year 12 (or equivalent) with ATAR 60 and study score of 25 or higher in English (or equivalent) or
  • A completed (current) Diploma of Nursing and registration with AHPRA
  • Additional requirements include:
    • 18 years of age prior to clinical placements
    • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
    • Police check
    • Working with Children Check
    • Immunisations
    • Fitness to practice
    • Meeting Inherent Requirements
Additional requirements include:
  • 18 years of age prior to clinical placements
  • Declare their physical and mental fitness to safely perform the duties associated with direct care work
  • Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisations
  • Fitness to practice
  • Meeting Inherent Requirements
The course is full time on campus but includes some online options.
Most subjects have a 3 hour/week face-to-face class however, a small number of subjects are fully online. In addition, every student must attend 840 hours of clinical placement at a range of hospitals and health services, and may need to travel away from home to attend these placements.
Yes! It’s possible to graduate within 2 calendar years by completing 4 subjects per trimester, for 3 trimesters each year.
Students who have completed their Diploma of Nursing and who have registered as Enrolled Nurses in Australia are eligible to apply to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing.

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