Combined nursing degrees

Study one of three undergraduate degrees in combination with a Master of Nursing, leading to eligibility to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Studying over four years full-time, or eight years part-time, you will develop the skills needed for leadership in nursing. You will learn to understand the impact of your nursing practice within local and global health contexts and across changing healthcare systems.

Course options

Choose to combine a Master of Nursing with:

  • A Bachelor of Arts, offering the opportunity to study subjects such as languages, economics, politics, international relations and film studies.
  • A Bachelor of Science (Health), offering the opportunity to extend your knowledge of health and related topics by studying subjects such as anatomy and histology, health ethics and law, and rural health.
  • A Bachelor of Science, offering the opportunity to study subjects such as science, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychology.

Who should study this course?

People looking to become a registered nurse and make a lasting difference. Students will graduate with two qualifications.

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.

Graduate opportunities

You will graduate with two qualifications and have a wide range of career choices in clinical and non-clinical settings.Registered nurses work in varied settings in public and private healthcare 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.

Professional recognition/accreditation

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

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