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What will I learn?

Deakin's Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science develops your understanding of human behaviour and builds the skills needed to become a successful nurse. With a wealth of real-world skills gained through your clinical placements, you will graduate ready for work as a registered nurse. You will also be eligible to pursue further study towards qualification as a registered psychologist.

This combined degree helps you understand personality, the brain, emotion, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead to changes in behaviour. You will learn in our purpose-built clinical simulation centres, which replicate real-world hospital and community settings with state-of-the-art equipment. Plus, you will put your knowledge to work with 800 hours of clinical placements in various metropolitan, regional and rural healthcare settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below. Most students choose to study 4 credit points per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. All units in this course are core units (these are compulsory).

The course consists of 32 credit points of study which includes the following:

16 core units worth 20 credit points from Bachelor of Nursing

11 core units worth 11 credit points specific to psychology

1 foundation unit worth 1 credit point

There is an expectation that you will be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are your responsibility.

If you are studying at Waterfront (Geelong) and Warrnambool some units may only be available in Cloud (online) in years two, three and four. If you are enrolled at the Waterfront (Geelong), you will be required to take some units at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Career outcomes:

As a registered nurse with psychology experience, you will be a unique graduate who can pursue career opportunities around the world, in a range of work settings, including:

  • mental health rehabilitation
  • youth work
  • careers counselling
  • community development and work/life counselling
  • hospitals
  • homes
  • hospices
  • aged care settings
  • clinics
  • schools
  • universities
  • community health centres
  • government agencies and private industries

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

079499D

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (19,15,125) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected March 2023

Venue

Warrnambool Campus

Princes Highway,

WARRNAMBOOL,

Victoria,

3280, WARRNAMBOOL, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (19,15,125) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected March 2023

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 7 No band lower than 7

TOEFL IBT - 94 Writing 27

TOEFL PBT - 600 Writing 5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 185 No band less than 185

PTE - 65 No less than 65 in each skill

OET - Overall B (equivalent to an IELTS 7 - 7.5 range)

DUELI EAP PROGRAM - EAP 4 (75%)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Gordon
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant