This course rule must be read in conjunction with the Bachelor of Nursing course rule.

Bachelor of Nursing (Registered Nurse Entry pathway)

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing (Registered Nurse Entry), a student must complete 108 units with a grade of Pass or NGP or better in each topic.

Except with permission of the Faculty Board this pathway must be completed within four consecutive semesters.

The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purpose of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

A student who fails the professional experience placement component of any topic will receive a Fail grade for that topic. A student may at any time be removed from a professional experience placement for unprofessional behaviour and/or unsafe practice.

Students in this pathway receive 72 units of credit for current nursing registration and prior learning qualifications and undertake the following program

(Note: PEP refers to professional experience placement.)

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

NURS1001 Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning (4.5 units)
NURS1008 Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety (4.5 units)
NURS2003 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (4.5 units)
NURS2006 Clinical Governance and Practice Improvement (4.5 units)
NURS3002 Advanced Decision-Making and Practice (PEP) (9 units)
NURS3005 Transition to Professional Practice 2 (PEP) (9 units)


A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing degree, or a qualification which the College Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing they have achieved a credit average or better in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

To qualify for the honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study within one year full-time or two years part-time.

Refer to the Bachelor of Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).