Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This program allows students to fast-track a career in nursing with this accelerated graduate entry.This course is designed to meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse and students will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). Students will study courses including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and care of people, mental health, and drug therapy. Students will complete 800 hours of practical experience in clinical settings. Clinical placements are supervised by experienced clinicians in a variety of hospitals, aged care facilities, health agencies and community settings

Course Fee:

International: $54,863

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree; or international equivalent to pre-registration standard; or Certificate in Nursing and a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse; First Aid and CPR Certificate; Evidence of hepatitis B immunisation; Criminal History Check; Blue Card


198 units. 3 Introductory subjects and 14 advanced subjects. Semester 1 intake: Only part-time pathway available: 3 years minimum completion time. Semester 2 intake: full-time or part-time pathways available: 2.3 years minimum completion time (2 years full-time plus 8 week industry placement block).

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing science


Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Students and graduates are also eligible to apply for membership of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, which is affiliated with the International Council of Nurses.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Caboolture No info No Part time 5 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2.3 years
USC Caboolture No info No Full time 2.3 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 5 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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