Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses)

Important Information for Ballarat and Melbourne applicants:
For 2018 domestic applicants with Diploma of Nursing qualifications should apply via VTAC for the Bachelor of Nursing (Later Year Entry) program on the Ballarat and Melbourne campuses.
International applicants - and ACUcom students who have successfully completed their Diploma of Nursing - should apply to ACU directly for the Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) on the Ballarat and Melbourne campuses.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
086187F
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2018 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (82)
  • Canberra (78.00)
  • North Sydney (78.00)
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More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia – and for good reason. Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are caring, adaptable, safe and ethical.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) is structured to allow Diploma-qualified nurses to qualify with a Bachelor degree. The program uses learner-centred approaches including inquiry and situation-based learning to enhance students’ experiences as well as their readiness for the workplace.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to practice and may have the opportunity to undertake a clinical nursing specialty in your final semester. Specialties linked with industry in areas of workforce include:

  • aged care nursing
  • community nursing
  • high dependency nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nursing
  • palliative care nursing
  • perioperative nursing.

You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers within the health care industry including:

  • aged care nursing
  • community care nursing
  • developmental disability nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nursing

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Canberra (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BIOL122
Human biological science 2
(Pre: BIOL121)
HLSC122
Evidence for practice
NRSG263
Principles of nursing: mental health
NRSG264
Integrating practice 3
Year 1 - Semester 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
HLSC220
Health care ethics
NRSG265
Principles of nursing: medical
NRSG267
Integrating practice 4
Year 2 - Semester 1 NSRG258
Principles of nursing: surgical
NRSG371
Building healthy communities
NRSG372
Principles of nursing: chronic illness and disability
NRSG373
Integrating practice 5
(Pre: NRSG264, NRSG267)
Year 2 - Semester 2 NRSG374
Principles of nursing: a palliative approach
NRSG375
Clinical leadership
(Pre: Completion of a minimum of 60 credit points)
NRSG367
Transition to professional nursing
(Pre: Foundation year units or equivalent)
NRSG376
Integrating practice 6
(Pre: NRSG373)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $6909 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) ) which leads to eligibility for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2018

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 14 66.67%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 7 33.33%
All students 21 100%
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
11 17.19%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 39 60.94%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) N/A N/A
International students 13 20.31%
All students 64 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 27 72.97%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 8 21.62%
All students 37 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
6 3.11%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 141 73.06%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 46 23.83%
All students 193 100%
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 2.98%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 37 22.02%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 126 75.00%
All students 168 100%
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

Further information

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Canberra, ACT
Apply through UAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue  a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric  nursing, aged care nursing, community care  nursing,  mental health  nursing and clinical education.

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the APRHA website.

Applicants must have completed a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing).

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 (with  minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests).

See English  language proficiency (Schedule 2) for details.

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education, health administration as well as leadership and management in health care.

Before you can begin placements for this course, you must meet mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. Comprehensive information about these requirements and the submission process of relevant documentation can be found here www.wil.acu.edu.au

Uniforms

Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student nurse uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.

Domestic Students

More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia – and for good reason. Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are caring, adaptable, safe and ethical.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) is structured to allow Diploma-qualified nurses to qualify with a Bachelor degree. The program uses learner-centred approaches including inquiry and situation-based learning to enhance students’ experiences as well as their readiness for the workplace.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to practice and may have the opportunity to undertake a clinical nursing specialty in your final semester. Specialties linked with industry in areas of workforce include:

  • aged care nursing
  • community nursing
  • high dependency nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nursing
  • palliative care nursing
  • perioperative nursing.

You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers within the health care industry including:

  • aged care nursing
  • community care nursing
  • developmental disability nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nursing

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Ballarat
  • 08-Feb-2021
Brisbane
  • 08-Feb-2021
Canberra
  • 08-Feb-2021
Melbourne
  • 08-Feb-2021
North Sydney
  • 08-Feb-2021

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BIOL122
Human biological science 2
(Pre: BIOL121)
HLSC122
Evidence for practice
NRSG263
Principles of nursing: mental health
NRSG264
Integrating practice 3
Year 1 - Semester 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
HLSC220
Health care ethics
NRSG265
Principles of nursing: medical
NRSG267
Integrating practice 4
Year 2 - Semester 1 NSRG258
Principles of nursing: surgical
NRSG371
Building healthy communities
NRSG372
Principles of nursing: chronic illness and disability
NRSG373
Integrating practice 5
(Pre: NRSG264, NRSG267)
Year 2 - Semester 2 NRSG374
Principles of nursing: a palliative approach
NRSG375
Clinical leadership
(Pre: Completion of a minimum of 60 credit points)
NRSG367
Transition to professional nursing
(Pre: Foundation year units or equivalent)
NRSG376
Integrating practice 6
(Pre: NRSG373)

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

  • Unit Fee: $3392.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $27136.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $54272.00 (2021)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an Australian Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) which leads to eligibility for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. Students need an overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests).

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue  a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric  nursing, aged care nursing, community care  nursing,  mental health  nursing and clinical education.

Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.

Eligible graduates can apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the APRHA website.

Applicants must have completed a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing).

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 (with  minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests).

See English  language proficiency (Schedule 2) for details.

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education, health administration as well as leadership and management in health care.

Before you can begin placements for this course, you must meet mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. Comprehensive information about these requirements and the submission process of relevant documentation can be found here www.wil.acu.edu.au

Uniforms

Students are required to purchase and wear an ACU student nurse uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.

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