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What will I learn?

Enrol in Deakin's Bachelor of Nursing to gain the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a competent and successful nurse clinician. This course will prepare you to provide high-quality, patient-centred care in a range of settings.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin is one of the largest in Australia, and is committed to providing excellence in its courses through an emphasis on current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing. You will benefit from the cutting-edge facilities and equipment our purpose-built Clinical Simulation Centre offers.

Early in your first year you will undertake clinical placement and during the remainder of the course have the opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge across a range of health care environments in a variety of clinical practice locations. Under the supervision of registered nurses, you will be part of multidisciplinary health care teams in acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, paediatrics, community nursing and mental health nursing.

As a Deakin nursing graduate you will be highly sought-after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm, problem-solving capabilities and your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes. You will be well prepared to pursue a career as a registered nurse in a range of government and private sectors including hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities and community health centres.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing students must attain 24 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below. Most students choose to study 4 credit points per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points which must include 21 core credit points (these are compulsory) and 3 elective units (you can choose which ones to study) worth 3 credit points.

There is an expectation that you are available to undertake clinical placements outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are your responsibility.

Career outcomes

Nursing is a career rich with opportunity. As a Deakin nursing graduate you will be highly sought-after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm, problem-solving capabilities and your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes.

Given nursing is a diverse profession with a number of speciality practise areas available, it is expected that graduates will look at continuing professional development throughout their careers. This may include postgraduate degrees and/or research degrees, including masters and PhDs.

Professional recognition

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

This course is also available in honors degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

018327G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (US$ 26,148) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (US$ 26,148) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street,

GEELONG,

Victoria,

3220, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies

Standard minimum admission criteria for undergraduate courses

Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study – equivalent to at least two Deakin University units – at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience

IELTS - Overall 7 No band lower than 7

TOEFL IBT - 94 Writing 27

TOEFL PBT - 600 Writing 5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 185 No band less than 185

PTE - 65 No less than 65 in each skill

OET - Overall B (equivalent to an IELTS 7 - 7.5 range)

DUELI EAP PROGRAM - EAP 4 (75%)

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed