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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Nursing is offered On Campus and Online and either Full-time or Part-time. Both On Campus and Online students participate in structured and timetabled learning activities.

Nursing plays a key role in health services across the world, and registered nurses work in a wide variety of settings. The Bachelor of Nursing equips graduates with the key knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Students who successfully complete 6 trimesters of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing and are eligible to apply to become a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). The course gives graduates an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and a firm foundation for further study at a postgraduate level.

Students who hold un-restricted Enrolled Nurse registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA), can commence the course in the second year and complete two years (four trimesters) of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing and are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse.

Units are offered in all three trimesters allowing students to complete the course in two calendar years if they wish.

All students are required to undertake clinical experience. Students may study On Campus at Armidale or Online. Online study necessitates attendance at on campus Intensive schools and participation in structured and timetabled learning activities.

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to prepare students to meet the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), 2016).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of health from individual, family, community, population and global perspectives;
  • Apply knowledge and skills to provide culturally appropriate, qualify, safe, thoughtful, creative, responsible and evidence-based nursing in a variety of healthcare settings;
  • Respect the rights of individuals to make choices regarding their own health and the care they receive;
  • Advocate for vulnerable people who are unable to make or implement choices for themselves by virtue of their condition;
  • Value and incorporate health promotion and health education within nursing practice;
  • Practice within legal and ethical parameters and demonstrate accountability for their own practice;
  • Enact clinical leadership and act as a change agent within the healthcare system in order to improve outcomes for individuals and communities; and
  • Embrace the use of technology both in nursing practice and continuing professional development in order to maintain and extend their nursing knowledge and skills through experiential and self-directed learning.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022


University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,


New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Enhanced ACT Assessment - Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 24. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Satisfactory completion of the Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP Level 4, EPA4) at the University of New England English Language Centre; or

an equivalent EAP at an Australian University NEAS-accredited English Language Centre (subject to certification from the Centre concerned that the applicant has completed EAP to the standard equivalent to IELTS 6.5); or

An equivalent EAP4 level certification at a non-University NEAS-accredited English Language Provider that has a formal agreement with UNE under which it provides an equivalent EAP4 program.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 with no sub-band score less than 6.0; or equivalent TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) score of at least 91 with a minimum score of 22 in the written component, and a minimum score of 20 in listening, speaking and reading; or minimum OET score of C+ in each of the four components: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing; or minimum overall PTE Academic Score of 58 in each of the four communicative skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

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


About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale