Bachelor of Nursing

University of Canberra

Program Description

Bachelor of Nursing

University of Canberra

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Be at the cutting edge of healthcare practice

UC's nursing degree gives you the opportunity to fulfil your potential as a future leader and visionary in Australian nursing. Our redesigned program demonstrates excellence in healthcare practice and outstanding education quality and governance. We have consulted widely to deliver a program that incorporates the latest interactive, online and practice methods to ensure you will be empowered to achieve positive health outcomes for people, families and communities in diverse areas of practice.

Study a Bachelor of Nursing at UC and you will:

  • acquire foundation knowledge and skills to provide safe, sensitive, effective and holistic nursing care to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • learn through a concept-based teaching approach integrating the science, ethics and aesthetics of contemporary nursing practice
  • understand and apply nursing management principles in a range of settings including; primary health care and health promotion, long-term and residential care settings, mental health, acute and critical care, rural and remote services and policy development
  • develop and broaden your knowledge, skills and attitude to work in, and prepare for real-world clinical practice
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan
  • participate in clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures and seminars both with face to face and online teaching
  • undertake professional practice to ensure readiness for practice as a beginning nurse clinician.

Work-integrated learning

Work experience is intrinsic to any nursing program. At UC you will undertake a minimum of 840 hours of workplace experience enabling development of practical skills that are directly related to concepts learnt throughout your degree. This work experience will take place in partnership with a broad range of healthcare service providers as well as in immersive concept-based simulated learning exercises.

Career opportunities

On finishing the Bachelor of Nursing you will be eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Course specific information

The Bachelor of Nursing is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

TB Screening
National Police Check
NSW Health forms
Working With Vulnerable People
First Aid/CPR

Academic IELTS 7.0 across all bands to comply with ANMAC RN Accreditation Standards and NMBA (AHPRA) registration requirements.

NOTE: Applicants with a CIT Diploma of Nursing will be required to start in Semester 2. As you will receive 24 credit points of advanced standing, the first units that you need to study are offered in semester 2.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of Canberra

Last updated July 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
6 semesters
Full time
28,700 AUD
International students, per year. Domestic: CSP.
Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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