Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 62.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
75.00
TAFElink:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points:SEAS, RISAS


International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements


Course overview

The Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration) is for students with no previous formal nursing qualifications, for enrolled nurses and/or for psychiatric/mental health/mental deficiency nurses 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.

You will:

  • be introduced to clinical practice together with the scientific basis of nursing,  communication for practice, research skills and the role of the nurse in the health care system
  • develop nursing skills and relate all aspects of body function with nursing practice, and continue gaining clinical experience in various health care settings  
  • explore complex health issues in nursing such as Indigenous health issues, nursing in a sociopolitical context and mental illness, alcohol tobacco and other drugs.

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

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

More information...

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

* subject to accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Nursing degree?

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students

You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications

Additional requirements:

Students:

  • 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
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements, and
  • will be required to provide an up to date immunization record before undertaking clinical placement.'If you are enrolled in an approved program of study in 2011 you do not need to apply for registration as a student. Education providers will pass on your details directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration. No fees are required.

Under the terms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010, as a nursing and midwifery student enrolled in a course that provides a qualification for registration you are required (as a condition of your enrolment at the University) to register as a student with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the duration of your nursing/midwifery studies.

The registration process requires you to provide personal details to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of  Australia such as your health status and any criminal convictions.
For more information on how to apply for student registration go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

International students

View the Entry and English requirements

Additional requirements: 

Students:

  • 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
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements, and
  • will be required to provide an up to date immunization record before undertaking clinical placement.

Under the terms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010, as a nursing and midwifery student enrolled in a course that provides a qualification for registration you are required (as a condition of your enrolment at the University) to register as a student with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the duration of your nursing/midwifery studies.

The registration process requires you to provide personal details to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of  Australia such as your health status and any criminal convictions.
For more information on how to apply for student registration go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Please note that some requirements for registration as a nurse such as English Language proficiency are determined by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia policy and are provided as a guide only i.e. accurate at the time of presentation and/or publication. 

Please note these policies may be subject to change during the period of a student’s study in a course and students are required to meet NMBA requirements in place at the time of application for registration as a Registered Nurse. Requirements for registration are available at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214311
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $6,152

International students
CRICOS code: 005195K
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $23,000

 

 

 

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Nursing & Midwifery (PDF 857KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus