• QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has 40 years of experience and industry consultation.
  • Complete 840 hours of clinical placement.
  • Opportunities to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, a hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services, and the armed forces.

Why choose this course?

QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland. Our course content reflects emerging developments in healthcare and nursing practice that have been identified through consultation with industry partners, discipline experts, and research literature.

Foundation studies build your knowledge in key areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and will introduce you to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service. You will also develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. These studies are complemented with opportunities to apply nursing theory to clinical practice in our on-campus facilities and in clinical placements off campus.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to excel in a profession where the scope of practice is expanding and there are greater responsibilities for delivery of more complex interventions in a range of healthcare settings and across diverse populations. Our course recognizes the increased demand for graduates who understand the importance of person-centred care and have the capacity to engage people as informed partners in their health care.

Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Nursing (enrolled nurse) within 10 years of admission to the Bachelor of Nursing will be awarded one year of advanced standing. This allows you to complete the course in two years instead of three. If you complete your Diploma prior to receiving a QTAC offer, QUT will automatically grant you this advanced standing. If you complete your Diploma after gaining admission to QUT, you will need to lodge an Advanced Standing application.

Real-world learning

Our campuses offer operational hospital rooms where you will practise with real equipment and the latest technology in a simulated environment. Your experience in real industry settings begins with an observation activity during the first semester of the first year and continues with clinical placement experience every semester thereafter.

You will complete 840 hours of placement, with extensive support that includes continual feedback on your performance from clinical facilitators, and mentoring relationships with registered nurse mentors. You may also have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.

What to expect

With 40 years of industry consultation and experience, QUT’s School of Nursing is one of the largest and most established centres in Australia. Our nursing graduates are capable of delivering safe and competent practice. They demonstrate nursing care that is culturally safe, patient-centred, evidence-based, and respectful.


Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in a complementary area such as public health, psychology, or paramedic science.

Career outcomes

Nursing is one of the most diverse health professions and provides employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Employment can be in general and specialist areas such as emergency, pediatrics or mental health, and in areas of health care beyond the traditional hospital ward including community health, in-home care, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol, and drug dependence, and the armed services.

Many nurses complete further study and become specialists in acute care nursing, cancer nursing, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing, or pediatric, child and youth health nursing.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

  • 2019: $33,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)
  • 2020: $36,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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