Bachelor of Nursing

Southern Cross University

This program provides students with a blend of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experience to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the nursing profession and the health care system. Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective outcomes.

Course Fee:

International: $79,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended: any 2 units of English; or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent). The Bachelor of Nursing includes a new Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program. A specifically designed course of study acknowledges previous learning and enables Enrolled Nurses to complete the Bachelor degree in two years full-time or four years part-time.


24 units. In addition to the theoretical components of this course, students undertake clinical placements in hospitals and clinic settings during the course.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional areas; Biological sciences; Social sciences

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Nursing includes an Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program suitable for Enrolled Nurses - graduates of the Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or equivalent qualification.

Further information:

Graduates are suited to careers in a range of clinical areas in the public and private health sectors including in surgical theatres, paediatrics, community health and education, renal dialysis, as a practice nurse in GP clinics, child care, aged care, Indigenous health, remote area health, and in mental health.


The degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore No info Yes Full time 3 years
Coffs Harbour No info Yes Part time 6 years
Coffs Harbour No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gold Coast No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 3 years
Lismore No info Yes Part time 6 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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