Fast facts

Course type: Graduate entry
Course length: 2 years
Location: On campus

Course overview

The Bachelor of Nursing (Re-Entry) is for candidates with prior Australian nursing registration, who are no longer eligible to hold a current practising certificate and must complete a re-entry course to rejoin the nursing workforce as a Registered Nurse.

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 renew and develop the nursing skills of previously registered nurses and to prepare them to rejoin the nursing workforce.

Studies include nursing and research skills, the scientific basis of nursing, health psychology and health sociology and clinical experience in various health care settings.

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 provide evidence of previous registration as a general nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of South Australia, and provide evidence of practice as a Registered Nurse.

Additional requirements:


  • 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
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

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
SATAC code: 2BP003
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC GradStart 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $6,909




International students
CRICOS code: Not applicable
Mid year entry: Not applicable
Applications: Not applicable
Annual fees:

Not applicable


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

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Nursing & Midwifery (PDF 6MB)

International students
International course guides

Related links

School of Nursing and Midwifery