Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

Study our Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) to become a nurse, eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Studying over three years full-time or six years part-time, this exciting course will prepare you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings. You will learn how to thrive in complex health environments and will build an understanding of how to work with other health professionals.

What’s different about our Bachelor of Nursing?

The advanced studies element of our course is woven into everything you learn. Focusing on leadership, using research to make evidence-based decisions, and enhancing your understanding of the international health landscape, the guiding principles of advanced studies will challenge you to achieve your full potential.

Who should study this course?

Students who are passionate about providing the highest quality patient-centred care and looking to become a registered nurse.

How and what will you learn?

Throughout your studies, you will experience hands-on learning while developing a strong theoretical understanding of health and illness, and how care is provided and experienced. This includes:

  • lectures, tutorials and workshops with expert academic staff and interesting guest lecturers
  • engagement in clinical simulation environments that support you to confidently develop the practical clinical skills required for nursing practice
  • more than 800 clinical placement hours in varied settings including emergency departments, intensive care units, paediatric units, oncology units, mental health facilities and community health centres.

Beyond clinical care, you will also study human biology, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice, social contexts of health and illness, illness experiences, healthcare systems, leadership in healthcare and other professional topics, including legal and ethical issues in healthcare.

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Graduate opportunities

Registered nurses work in varied settings in public and private health care sectors in a range of locations, from inner city hospitals to rural and remote communities. Nurses also work in public health, government departments, NGOs, armed forces, tertiary education, and in pharmaceutical industry clinical research trials.

Interested students from the Bachelor of Nursing degree can apply to our one-year Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program, opening the door to a future research degree.

Professional recognition/accreditation

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Mass casualty simulation event

Final year students join together with students from Sydney Medical School as first line responders at a mock disaster. This mass casualty simulation scenario is designed in collaboration with the team from the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, using real life scenarios, actors and wounds, and even fake blood.

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