Prepare to practise in a variety of clinical settings and roles as a registered nurse who is reflective about their practice, has well-developed clinical reasoning skills and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Duration: 2 years
SATAC code: 2BG007
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$4,659 (Commonwealth supported)
Why study Nursing (Graduate entry) at Flinders
A range of programs with limited places may be available in public and private hospitals to assist graduate registered nurses in their first year of practice, with clinical rotations, preceptorship, and educational support throughout their progression.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council until 22/12/2025. Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as registered nurses.
The program aims to develop a person-centred and evidence-based health professional who has well-developed clinical reasoning skills and is reflective about their practice. Topics cover areas such as the nursing profession, pathophysiology and pharmacology, First Nations health, dimensions of physical and mental health, care for people with chronic and complex health needs, and concepts of accountability, responsibility, clinical governance and leadership as a registered nurse.
Professional experience placements prepare you for the workplace, both simulated in state-of-the-art laboratories and in clinical venues in rural and metropolitan South Australia.
In order to complete the degree, you will need to fulfil the following preclinical placement requirements to undertake compulsory clinical placements:
If you are unable to meet these requirements*, you will not be able to undertake your professional experience placement.
*Requirements are subject to change.
*completion of one of these courses does not guarantee entry into the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry). They provide students with the necessary prerequisite topic to be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) via competitive entry through SATAC.
The Bachelor of Nursing (3 years) (SATAC code 2BP007) pre-registration course is available to applicants that may have had their qualifications assessed as not equivalent to an AQF level bachelor degree. Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard (see details above). Selection is based on academic merit.
Before commencing study to become a registered nurse, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) requires you to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency.
To do this, applicants must do one of the following:
When you graduate and apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia, you will also need to meet the English language skills registration standard of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
The Inherent Course Requirements statement is designed to help prospective students make informed decisions about whether they will be in a position to complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery. Prospective students who intend to enrol in this course should carefully check the requirements listed in the document below to determine whether they are able to meet them.
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