Bachelor of Nursing

RMIT University

Program Description

Bachelor of Nursing

RMIT University

Bachelor of Nursing

Graduate with a sound theoretical and clinical foundation for a professional career as a registered nurse.

Consisting of theory, nursing laboratory skills and clinical practise, this program encompasses acute care nursing, continuing care nursing, community care and mental health nursing.

Major areas of study include anatomy and physiology, community care nursing, foundational nursing care, high dependency nursing, medical surgical nursing, and mental health nursing, with an emphasis on research-based practice, law and ethics.

Program structure

This program features:

  • annual clinical practice across a range of metropolitan and rural settings
  • access to human cadavers for observation and anatomical location to support the biomedical and physical sciences
  • fully staffed clinical laboratories
  • a strong emphasis on clinical laboratory learning as a rehearsal for practising clinical skills
  • mental health courses
  • flexible learning, including online, face-to-face, video-conferencing and lab experiences
  • a broad range of university and nursing electives in Years 2 and 3.

Year 1

You'll study biosciences and the fundamentals of nursing practice, including lifespan care requirements.

Year 2

You'll gain knowledge and skills in caring for people in acute care settings, like medical, surgical and mental health nursing.

Year 3

You'll acquire knowledge and skills in specialised areas of nursing practice. A professional development scheme for Year 3 students will prepare you for working as a nurse.

Throughout the program you'll also have the opportunity to select 2 electives in areas that interest you, for a broader learning experience.

Working with Children

You'll need a valid Working with Children card and a current police check at the beginning of each academic year. As a student enrolled in an accredited nursing bachelor degree you'll have student registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

Program entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.


Maths or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Maths. Applicants are expected to follow professional requirements such as behaviour, dress and attendance.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
3 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Victoria
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