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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Nursing from Charles Sturt University has led the way for nurses for more than 30 years. Our undergraduate students are part of the university’s proud nursing tradition, joining the ranks of Charles Sturt University graduates across Australia who are known for their resilience, versatility and adaptability. You'll graduate industry-ready and prepared for your role as a registered nurse.

You can choose to study this undergraduate nursing degree full-time or part-time on campus, online or a mix of both. Our Session 2 intake is now available for online study to all applicants – you don't need to be an enrolled nurse or have a Diploma of Nursing to start your degree in July.

Course highlights

Why study a nursing degree with Charles Sturt University? Our accredited course will prepare you for the healthcare workforce, and you'll benefit from our strong industry links and ties to regional and metropolitan communities across New South Wales. Patient care requires a holistic approach, and this course provides you with the theory, skills and understanding you'll need in the workplace.

Practical program

The Bachelor of Nursing supports students to undertake at least 800 hours of workplace learning in an exciting range of authentic healthcare settings.

Building professional capacity

During your bachelor's degree in nursing you'll work in a broad range of contexts and with patients across the lifespan, graduating as a competent and adaptable registered nurse. You'll be able to think creatively and critically; and be a reflective and ethical practitioner, educator and facilitator. You'll also advocate for patient health and wellbeing.

Professional affiliations

Charles Sturt University has strong links with the Western, Far Western and Murrumbidgee Local Health Districts of New South Wales. These affiliations provide the opportunity to gain real-world practical experience and ensure our course is relevant to the industry and serves contemporary nursing needs.

Career opportunities

Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Nursing graduates are recognised for their critical thinking, diversity and professionalism. Many Charles Sturt University-educated nurses have received overseas recognition and now work internationally.

Work in public and private healthcare facilities

From emergency situations to post-procedure care, nurses are needed in public and private hospitals and health facilities, community health centres, defence forces, primary and secondary industries, insurance, justice health, mental health, and workplace health and safety.

Improve patient care

Use your knowledge and skills to conduct research and improve and advance patient care practice.

Specialise

After graduating with the Bachelor of Nursing, you have the opportunity to specialise in any area of nursing that interests you.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

CRICOS

010599C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (US$ 20,800) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Albury - Wodonga Campus

Elizabeth Mitchell Drive,

THURGOONA,

New South Wales,

2640, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (US$ 20,800) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Charles Sturt University

Wagga Wagga Campus,

Boorooma Street North,

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2678, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 (or equivalent). Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of at least 6.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet based score of 60, Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 50; TOEFL PBT: 550; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 169.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australia.

IELTS results (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or equivalent test. Equivalent accepted tests are PTE & TOEFL (see equivalence table) and OET. OET: minimum score of B in all four components.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE SA
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
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About Charles Sturt University

CSU has the highest graduate employment rate in Australia. More than 86% of CSU grads find full-time jobs within 4 months of graduating.

  • Five vibrant campuses in growing regional cities in NSW
  • Highest graduate employment rate in Australia
  • Five star university for student support