Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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

All students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.


Assumed knowledge: Nil

New South Wales

Assumed knowledge: Nil


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)


Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Interdisciplinary Learning Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part B);
  3. 100 cp from Nursing Theory Units (Part C);
  4. 60 cp from Clinical Nursing Practice Units (Part D).

Progression requirements

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence. Unit prerequisites have been minimised to assist student progression through the program. Prerequisites preclude students from enrolling in units where foundational knowledge is insufficient.

Part A : Interdisciplinary Learning Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BIOL121Human Biological Science 110
BIOL122Human Biological Science 210
HLSC111The Person, Health and Wellbeing10
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10
HLSC122Evidence for Practice10
HLSC220Health Care Ethics10

Part B : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part C : Nursing Theory Units

Complete exactly 100 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
NRSG136Introduction to Australian Nursing Practice10Please note that the unit NRSG136 is only taken by Bachelor of Nursing students who are overseas-qualified nurses and who follow a slightly different course map, as advised by the Course Coordinator
NRSG138Transition into Nursing10
NRSG258Principles of Nursing: Surgical10
NRSG263Principles of Nursing Mental Health10
NRSG265Principles of Nursing: Medical10
NRSG266Principles of Nursing: Contexts of Ageing10
NRSG367Transition to Professional Nursing10
NRSG371Building Healthy Communities10
NRSG372Principles of Nursing: Chronic Illness and Disability10
NRSG374Principles of Nursing: a Palliative Approach10
NRSG375Clinical Leadership10

Part D : Clinical Nursing Practice Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
NRSG139Integrating Practice 1: Assessment in Health10
NRSG140Integrating Practice 210
NRSG264Integrating Practice 310
NRSG267Integrating Practice 410
NRSG373Integrating Practice 510
NRSG376Integrating Practice 610

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