What will I learn?

Course Description

Would you like to build a career out of making a difference to people’s lives? Nurses do just that by providing healthcare in times of need – from acute health issues in emergency departments to home visits that assist the elderly to remain in their homes for longer.

Combine the professional person-centered approach of nursing with psychosocial and biological sciences as you learn the skills needed to become a Registered Nurse. You’ll also be equipped with lifetime access to a web-based ePortfolio, to showcase your knowledge and experience to prospective employees when you graduate.

You can complete your Nursing degree in three years of full-time study or within six years of part-time study.

6 reasons to study Nursing

Gain experience in state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.
Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.
You’ll have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas for clinical placements in, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Have access to our nursing eportfolio learning program to track continuing professional development throughout your degree.
Gain industry recognised badges as you progress through the Patient Safety Competency Framework in Communication, Vital Signs, Assessment, Asepsis, and Medical Calculation and Administration.
Learn from award-winning academics who have years of industry, research and teaching experience.

Some of the things you’ll learn

Complexities of health and illness across the lifespan
Case based inquiry
Clinical practice skills
Indigenous health and cultural diversity
Policy and procedure for professional practice (law ethics and competency standards for the registered nurse)

Your future career

Once you are registered to practice as a nurse you can pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including business, health and research. Careers could include:

Acute Care Nurse
Aged Care Nurse
Community Nurse
Mental Health Nurse

You could work in a range of industries including the private sector, universities, and government institutions.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for registration in the Registered Nurse Category of the Register at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia. Once you have successfully completed the degree and registered, you're accredited to work nationally in Australia.

If you’re already qualified as a registered nurse in your home country, or are living overseas and already have nursing qualifications, we offer alternative pathways to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Course Structure

Course Structure - 81 credit points

Which department am I in?

School of Health Professions



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,700.00 (US$ 23,849) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020


Mandurah Campus

Education Drive,


Western Australia,

6210, MANDURAH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,700.00 (US$ 23,849) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Completion of a minimum of 65% or better in Grade 12 English. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

English Language Requirements: Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall 6.5 with no band below 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL 79 with no band less than 21 Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 with no band below 58.

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About this uni

Murdoch University is a world-renowned research university with a reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies.

  • Located in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia
  • Offers dedicated scholarships for international students
  • Students learn from industry experts & experienced faculty
  • Offers students access to stimulating work environments