Bachelor of Nursing

RMIT University

This flexible degree, thoroughly grounded in biosciences and evidence-based care, will give you an excellent theoretical and clinical foundation to start your career as a registered nurse. The degree consists of theory, nursing laboratory skills, clinical simulation and clinical practise. Acute care nursing, primary and community health and mental health nursing are also covered. You'll undertake clinical practice in each year (20 weeks in total), in a range of healthcare settings, including major metropolitan hospitals and the community sector. The fully staffed clinical laboratories on campus will provide extended access to labs to practice your nursing skills. You'll also learn from human cadavers or simulated anatomy samples for observation and anatomical location. You'll be able to select one elective in your area of interest including - palliative care; health and physical assessment; advanced speciality nursing; dual diagnosis co-morbidity and society; or paediatric nursing.

Course Fee:

Australian: $83,520
International: $92,160

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 1 and 2 - Mathematics (any) or units 3 and 4 - Mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 25 in English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL)


Year 1 - You'll study biosciences, fundamentals of nursing practice, essentials of health care in Australia and undertake clinical practice. Year 2 - You'll extend the knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 and focus on caring for people in acute care settings, such as medical, surgical and mental health nursing. Year 3 - You'll acquire further knowledge and skills in general and more specialised areas of nursing practice. A professional development seminar will prepare you for working as a registered nurse. You will also have the opportunity to select one elective in an area that interests you for a broader learning experience. Program elective examples: Palliative Care; Health and Physical Assessment; Introduction to Advanced Speciality Nursing; Paediatric Nursing

Subjects you can Study:

Acute care, Bioscience - anatomy and physiology, Community health, Mental health, Nursing, Paediatric nursing, Palliative care.

Study Pathways:

Graduates who have completed an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing less than 12 months prior to their application are eligible to seek eight courses of credit into the Bachelor of Nursing. Applicants who have graduated with an Australian accredited Diploma of Nursing more than 12 months and up to 10 years prior to their application can also seek credit but must hold registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Further information:

Graduates will have excellent employment prospects in a diverse range of healthcare settings, including acute public and private hospitals, community and public health, mental health nursing, aged care nursing, specialty support services, industry and school health nursing. Employment is readily available in metropolitan, rural, remote and overseas locations.


Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bundoora 65.25 No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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