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What will I learn?

What you will study

This degree consists of theoretical and practical content which will develop your skills and enable you to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.

Your career in nursing

Nurses make a difference to people’s lives every day. Working across many different communities, registered nurses are in high demand across diverse roles in a vital global industry.

Discover Nursing

Do you want to have an essential and impactful career in the health sector?

Learn about the Bachelor of Nursing at RMIT, and find out how it will prepare you to work in a hospital and any other healthcare setting as a registered nurse.

Graduate with the theoretical and clinical skills to start your career as a registered nurse.

Major areas of study include foundational nursing care, acute care nursing, and mental health nursing.

Theoretical content is supported with nursing practice laboratories, clinical simulation and clinical practice.

Other areas of study include anatomy and physiology and complex care nursing in both acute care and mental health settings with an emphasis on research-based practice.

RMIT’s nursing degree prepares you for diverse and complex healthcare environments through academic excellence, innovative research and clinical practice.

Major areas of study include:

anatomy and physiology
community care nursing
foundational nursing care
continuing care nursing
high dependency nursing
medical surgical nursing
mental health nursing

This degree features:

clinical practice in each year, in a range of clinical settings across metropolitan and rural areas
clinical laboratories, giving you extended access to the labs to practise your nursing skills
mental health nursing subjects
a core indigenous health subject
professional development support to prepare you for graduate employment


Working with a range of healthcare professionals, nurses are involved in the care of individuals, families and communities.

Nurses use their clinical judgement to advocate and promote safe healthcare environments. They are also involved in education and research, shaping health policy and approaches to patient care.

Nurses perform complex assessments of the physical and psychological needs of patients and put together care plans for their treatment and recovery.

They assist medical staff who perform invasive or complex procedures, educate patients to promote self-care and health, perform clinical tasks such as wound management and medication administration, and supervise other nurses or healthcare workers.

They can also specialise in a range of areas including emergency, paediatrics, cardiology, education, mental health, aged care, critical care, oncology and public health.

Nurses work in hospitals, general practices, aged-care facilities and community care. They work across a wide range of fields including:

mental health
critical care

Career outlook

Nursing is an essential profession with a high number of employees in Australia and around the world.

Graduates will have excellent employment prospects in a diverse range of metropolitan, rural, remote, and overseas healthcare settings, including:

public and private hospitals
community and public health
acute care nursing
mental health nursing
aged-care nursing
specialty support services
industry and school health nursing

Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:

public and private acute care hospitals
community mental health organisations
healthcare organisations in other countries.

Which department am I in?

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Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (20,06,601) per year

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

Application deadline

31 May 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022


Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,



3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (academic module): Minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
OET: Minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT): Minimum total score of 94 and a minimum score in each section of the test:

24 for listening
24 for reading
27 for writing
23 for speaking

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways courses for this subject

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries