This course is no longer offered. Registered midwives are able to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

Fast facts

Course type: Graduate entry
Course length (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years (part-time only)
Location: On campus

Course overview

The Bachelor of Nursing (Registered Midwife entry) is for candidates who are graduates of a midwifery degree and/or hold a current practising certificate as a Registered Midwife who would like to become eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (refer to Professional recognition/membership for further information).

Students in this course are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements.

This pathway aims to build on knowledge and skills gained from previous tertiary qualifications/post-registration experience in midwifery and to develop these into a nursing practice context to prepare students to practise in the role of a Registered Nurse. 

Our aim is to prepare nurses who are reflective about practice and have well-developed clinical reasoning skills.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule .

What is Nursing?

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. 

Modern nurses play an important role in health promotion, maintenance and education, as well as in traditional patient care and the restoration of health. 

Why study Nursing at Flinders? 

  • Our School of Nursing & Midwifery has been at the forefront of innovation and development in Australia for many years and is internationally recognised for its high quality programs in nursing and midwifery education.
  • Our programs address health issues, midwifery and nursing care practice across the life span in home, community and institutional settings.
  • Our staff come from diverse backgrounds and have many years of experience in a range of clinical specialties, sciences, humanities and law. Six of whom have won Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Awards.
  • We offer innovative practice-based education and aim to connect research, practice and teaching so that each informs the other. 
  • We work closely with external clinical and community agency partners to create a curriculum and student practice that are informed by primary health care principles and demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism.

Professional recognition/membership

Our graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

Further information...

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Nursing degree?

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  1. be Registered Midwives, and
  2. hold a current practicing certificate.

Additional requirements:


  1. must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice, and
  2. will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements, and
  3. will be required to provide an up to date immunization record before undertaking clinical placement.

From March 2011, all students enrolled in an approved nursing or midwifery program of study who are not currently registered, will be included in the national scheme.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia will register you for the duration of study or clinical training, or until you are no longer enrolled in an approved program of study.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
GradStart code: 2BP004
Mid year entry: Mid-year entry only
Applications: SATAC GradStart
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported


International students
CRICOS code: N/A
Mid year entry: N/A
Applications: N/A
Annual fees:





Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

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