Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Sydney)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Sydney Nursing School's Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) reflects the changing nature of health care needs and nursing work, taking into account the increasing and inevitable sophistication of nursing’s clinical repertoire, education and research. The course recognises your prior learning experiences as a registered nurse and provides you with a framework with which you can enhance your professional practice.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

Students complete the requirements for award of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) degree according to the basis for admission. On-shore students who hold an admission qualification at the diploma level will complete a further 24 credit points (cp) to qualify for the award. On-shore students who hold an admission qualification at the certificate level and off-shore students will complete 48cp of further study to be awarded the degree.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)¿s first semester will focus on nursing knowledge and practice, examining the historical background and current debates in nursing. Students will also study the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment and explore the issues of clinical and patient education. In the second semester, students will develop their knowledge of international concepts of health care and clinical governance and professional leadership. Students can undertake study in the area of research in nursing and its importance to nursing practice and undertake a minor thesis or practice project. The assessments of all units of study involve assignments and examinations. There are no clinical requirements for this course.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) will upgrade your qualifications and make you more competitive in the workplace. It provides the opportunity to then complete postgraduate study that can lead to a broader range of senior and management roles across the healthcare sector.

Further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) are equiped with a strong foundation in the discipline of nursing and are eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or postgraduate studies. Sydney Nursing School offers a range of advanced learning postgraduate courses in various areas of nursing including cancer and haematology nursing , clinical nursing , clinical trials practice , emergency nursing , intensive care nursing , mental health nursing and nurse practitioner . Outstanding graduates may pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy.


Admission requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) on-shore program is open to applicants who hold a qualification at the certificate or diploma level which leads to registration as a nurse in Australia or another country and who are currently employed as a registered nurse in Australia or another country, with a minimum of 12 months experience.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Sydney Nursing School. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 1 December.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants who wish to study on-campus may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).