Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

This combined degree prepares you to complete the requirements to embark on a nursing career while developing knowledge of human behaviour, including understanding human personality, emotion, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to differ in the way they think and behave. Armed with a wealth of skills and clinical practice, you will graduate ready for work as a registered nurse and be eligible to pursue further study towards qualification as a registered psychologist. Complete two degrees in four years of full time study.

Course Fee:

International: $146,824

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English


To complete the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below. Most students choose to study 4 credit points per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. All units in this course are core units (these are compulsory).

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing; Psychological science

Study Pathways:

Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Further information:

Prior to commencing clinical placements, students are required to complete a Police Record check each academic year, a Working with Children Check, and have a current immunisation status. There is an expectation that students be available to undertake their clinical practicum outside of university calendar dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.


Australian Psychological Society (APS) (students must also complete a 2 year postgraduate qualification in Psychology); Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Warrnambool No info No Full time 4 years
Waterfront 72.2 No Full time 4 years
Burwood 83.7 No Full time 4 years

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