Bachelor of Nursing

Be at the cutting edge of healthcare practice

Study nursing at UC and fulfil your potential to become a future leader and visionary in Australian nursing. Our redesigned program demonstrates excellence in healthcare practice and outstanding education quality and governance. We have consulted widely to deliver a program that incorporates the latest interactive, online and practice methods to ensure you will be empowered to achieve positive health outcomes for people, families and communities in diverse areas of practice.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Nursing at UC and you will:

  • acquire foundation knowledge and skills to provide safe, sensitive, effective and holistic nursing care to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • learn through a concept-based teaching approach integrating the science, ethics and aesthetics of contemporary nursing practice
  • understand and apply nursing management principles in a range of settings including; primary healthcare and health promotion, long term and residential care settings, mental health, acute and critical care, rural and remote services and policy development
  • develop and broaden your knowledge, skills and attitude to work in, and prepare for real world clinical practice
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan
  • participate in clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures and seminars both with face to face and online teaching
  • undertake professional practice to ensure readiness for practice as a beginning nurse clinician.

Career Opportunities

On graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing you are eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Work Integrated Learning

Work experience is intrinsic to any nursing program. At UC you will undertake a minimum of 840 hours of workplace experience enabling development of practical skills that are directly related to concepts learnt throughout your degree. This workplace experience will take place in partnership with a broad range of healthcare service providers as well as in immersive concept-based simulated learning exercises.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 1
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Foundations for Professional Practice
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 2
  • Narratives of Illness and Well-being
  • Public Health Systems and Policy


  • Concepts in Pathophysiology
  • Health Across the Lifespan: Child and Family Health
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 3
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Ethics and Law for Health Professionals
  • Concepts in Pharmacology
  • Health Across the Lifespan: Adult Acute Health Issues
  • Health Across the Lifespan: Mental Health
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 4


  • Clinical Governance
  • Health Across the Lifespan: Chronic and Complex Care
  • Health Across the Lifespan: Healthy Ageing
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 5
  • Integrating Nursing Concepts 6

Course specific

If you want more information on the requirements of registration of health professionals in Australia, including recognition of prior education qualifications from an overseas institution, go to:

The Bachelor of Nursing is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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