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.

Units of study

Further course information

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 opportunities

Course opportunities not available for Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration (Sydney).

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

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).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.