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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Nursing at CQUniversity is designed to develop your theoretical, practical and research knowledge, enabling you to become an effective nursing professional.

Through this course, you will acquire skills to provide person-centred care and collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. You will seek evidence to ensure safe quality practice and act in a professional, ethical and compassionate manner. In addition, you will learn to nurture the development of nursing as a practice discipline and demonstrate leadership in healthcare. You will explore how life-long learning skills can facilitate continuing professional development.

Clinical learning is a key element of the Bachelor of Nursing and you will be required to undertake 800 hours of professional experience placement in a variety of settings with different health organisations. You must meet specific mandatory health, safety and security requirements to be eligible to attend each professional experience placement. Professional experience placements may be limited in your community. This means that you may be placed in other locations and you may be required to relocate to complete your placements.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 20 units, comprising of 19 core units and one elective.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Nursing and acquiring registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia you will be equipped to work as a Registered Nurse within Australia. As a Nurse you can choose from a number of roles in the healthcare profession including positions in:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • General health services
  • Mental health
  • Community health
  • Residential care
  • Indigenous health
  • Remote and rural health.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences

CRICOS

020827B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,450.00 (US$ 24,974) per year
Term fee: AUD $17,010
Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road,

NORMAN GARDENS,

Queensland,

4701, ROCKHAMPTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. American High School Diploma - Completed High School Diploma and a SAT 1 composite score of 1050 (out of 1600) or above (Evidence based Reading & Writing; and Maths. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.

English Requirements

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening, or

the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or

the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking, or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Academies Australasia
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