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Bachelor of Nursing

University of Canberra

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If you’re passionate about helping others and considering a future in nursing, then UC’s Bachelor of Nursing course offers an outstanding industry and globally respected platform from which to launch your nursing career.

This immersive and fully interactive course incorporates the latest national and international interactive teaching and online practice methods while using innovative technological and medical equipment to simulate real-life scenarios. As part of this course, you’ll also undertake multiple clinical placement opportunities and gain valuable insight and experience across a broad range of healthcare service providers.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to become a registered nurse in Australia, and upon graduation, you’ll have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to be recognised as a nursing professional all over the world. This three-year full-time course can also be studied part-time and is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Areas of study

Individual, family and community health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Career opportunities

Registered nurse, paediatric nurse, oncology nurse, operating room nurse, nursing in healthcare settings (acute, long term, community, residential) throughout Australia in both private and public facilities. Non-clinical roles may include health promotion, health policy and administration, management, research, private enterprise.

Professional recognition

Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Practical experience

Minimum 840 hours of workplace experience enabling development of practical skills that are directly related to concepts learnt throughout your degree.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current UC fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Recommended studies: ACT: Biology (Major), Chemistry (Major), English (Major), Mathematical Methods/Specialist Mathematics (Major). NSW: Biology, Chemistry, English Advanced, Mathematics Advanced.

Other applicants

Refer to the UC general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the University of Canberra website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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