Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Western Sydney University

This is a nursing program designed for applicants who hold a relevant undergraduate award or are an overseas registered nurse. It provides an opportunity for students with relevant undergraduate qualifications to undertake a shortened program of study in nursing. The focus of the course is on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking and reflective practice in relation to the theory and practice of nursing in health and health breakdown across the lifespan.

Course Fee:

International: $72,600

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with a focus in human biological sciences; 3 years post-secondary overseas training as a registered nurse


170 credit units

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Course recognition of prior learning results in admission to the course and fast tracking into year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing course. No further academic credit will be accepted.

Further information:

All applications will be required to comply with NSW Health Department Prohibited Persons Employment Declaration (PPED), NSW Health Clinical Placement Authority (Criminal Record Check) and Adult Health Immunisation and have a WorkCover Senior First Aid certificate.


This course has accreditation and approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) which is a partner board of the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA). Course accreditation can be checked at

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Campbelltown No info No Full time 2 years
Parramatta No info No Full time 2 years
Hawkesbury No info Yes Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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