The Catholic University of America


Washington DC, USA

Established in 1887, the Catholic University of America is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the US bishops. With approx. 6,500 students, CUA is ranked among the best Nursing programs in the USA.

Semester datesCUA

  • ACU Semester 1 only: early January to early May


ACU students can take subjects from the faculty of Nursing only and can only participate in this exchange in Semester 1 of their 2nd year at ACU.

A full-time student load is 12-15 credits which is equivalent to a full-time ACU semester load (40cps).

The units ACU students currently take at CUA are:

CUA unitsEquivalent units at ACU
TRS333Biomedical Ethics3 creditsHLSC220Ethics in Health Care10cps
NURS376Adults in Health and Illness (Theory & Clinical)5 creditsNRSG258
Acute Care Nursing 1
Clinical Integration: Acute Care
NURS380Growth and Development3 creditsNRSG259Promoting Health in Extended Care10cps
NURS421Child and Adolescent Clinical2 credits   
* Please note that this list is subject to change and that study plans will be formally approved by your Course Coordinator during the application process.

Student testimonialcua

"I have learnt so many different things in America that I would have never considered whilst in Melbourne. I had the most amazing time, I would encourage any ACU nursing students to apply - it's an opportunity not to miss!  I will be sad to go home but have made memories and friendships that will last forever."

-Tess, 2014 program participant