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What will I learn?

Care for people, become a nurse

Pursue your passion for health care and helping people through nursing while developing your scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and evidence-based practice.

You’ll receive plenty of hands-on experience, preparing you for work in the healthcare industry when you graduate.

After completing our program, you may apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

On completion of your nursing program you will be required to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standards including English Language Skills and Criminal History. Please review these standards on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website: NMBA registration standards.

In this program you will:

  • Gain practical skills through 800 hours of nursing placement experience in clinical settings
  • Learn about anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the different health requirements for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Appreciate cultural differences in delivering health care
  • Work with registered nurses, who will teach you latest techniques for health care

Students who wish to apply for credit from a Diploma of Nursing must have completed the qualification through a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved education provider, and students hold current Enrolled Nurse registration with AHPRA.

Program special requirements

Students who meet the following criteria are required to take the Clinical Connections module before they can enrol in a clinical placement course in any given year of study:

  • Those who have passed a preparation for practice course but subsequently failed the clinical placement course.
  • Those who have transferred from another university with credit for a preparation for practice course but not the clinical placement course.
  • Those who have taken a break from their study for more than two consecutive semesters (including students transferring from another university with credit).

Completion of the Clinical Connections module formalises reintroduction to theory and supported practice, and ensures that students can proceed to clinical placement and meet NMBA professional standards relevant to practice at their level of study.

Career opportunities

Nurse in acute care, community, regional and remote, mental health, Indigenous health or aged care.

Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Australian College of Nursing

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

CRICOS

078086M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $87,000

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

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

USC Caboolture Campus

80-106 Tallon Street,

CABOOLTURE,

Queensland,

4510, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $87,000

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

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

USC Gympie Campus

71 Cartwright Road,

GYMPIE,

Queensland,

4570, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects). Students must have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Paper-based: Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; TOEFL: Internet-based: Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 50 with no communicative score less than 50; CAE/CPE: Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR): 3 in all four skill areas; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC): Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2: Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3: Successful completion.

For international students

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Paper based - overall score of 600 with minimum essay score of 5; Internet-based- overall score of 96 with minimum score of 24 for writing and 23 in all other sections; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 65 with no sub score less than 58; Occupational English Test (OET): An overall pass with minimum A or B score for each of the four test components; CAE (or CPE); Overall score of 185 or above with no less than 177 in each skill; ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP) 3: Successful completion of EAP 3 with a minimum overall score of 70% and no individual macro skills score of less than 17.5.

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

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