We've designed our brand new Bachelor of Nursing to prepare you for the diversity and complexities of 21st century nursing. At Swinburne, you will benefit from our strengths in technology and innovation. Your clinical skills will be developed safely using simulation technology and realistic case studies, and you will undertake 800 hours of placement in a variety of clinical settings. Speciality study areas will include high acuity nursing, mental health services, aged and palliative care, rural and Indigenous health care, and family, paediatrics and primary health care. Small class sizes will provide you with individualised support and assessments will be approached with an authentic, real-world view - all to help you develop into a well-rounded professional. You will graduate as a registered nurse (RN) and be ready to pursue a career in a variety of settings, including tertiary hospitals, aged care, rural, remote or community health care.

Course Fee:

Australian: $19,698

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. Special requirements: Working with Children Check - All applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program; Police Check - All applicants must maintain a current police check throughout the duration of the program; Evidence of adult vaccination program completed before clinical placements undertaken.

Structure:

300 credit points comprising: 21 core units of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition:

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council accredits the course. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approves the course to enable graduates to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse. This registration is managed through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The NMBA website sets out all of the registration standards that graduates must meet.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wantirna 60.55 No Full time 3 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 60.55 No Full time 3 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 60.55 No Part time
Wantirna 60.55 No Part time

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Join the hundreds of thousands of grads before you.

For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
  • Many other graduates have gone on to work at places like NAB, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank. 

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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

Levels of study

From master degrees and postgraduate programs to bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates, Swinburne offers options for everyone. 

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