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: $137,600

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:

For other information please contact Health enquiries at


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 61.85 No Full time 4 years
Waterfront 61.85 No Full time 4 years
Burwood 61.85 No Full time 4 years

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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