Course summary

The Bachelor of Nursing provides students with a combination of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experiences to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the nursing profession and the health care system.

Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective outcomes.

The Bachelor of Nursing includes a new Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program. The program is suitable for Enrolled Nurses (graduates of the HLT51612 Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or equivalent qualification. A specifically designed course of study acknowledges previous learning and enables Enrolled Nurses to complete the Bachelor degree in two years full-time or four years part-time. Students who qualify for admission will receive advanced standing (credit) in recognition of their diploma study and complete the equivalent of four specifically designed conversion units alongside the remaining second year units. Students will also complete 680 hours of professional placement. Due to the structure of the program, the intake for commencing students is only offered in the first teaching session of each year. Please note, all students in this pathway will be required to attend intensive workshops at the Gold Coast campus: One week full-time in session 1 (Week 1), and two weeks full-time in session 2 (Weeks 1 and 2).

A nursing student examines a model in the simulation clinic


3.5 years minimum for students commencing Session 2

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Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Lismore1, 2, 3


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'