Registered Nurses play a vital role in health care, making positive contributions to society through applying evidenced-based nursing care, health promotion, education, administration, policy development and research. This program prepares you to deliver the highest quality care to individuals and groups as well as meet and respond to Australian and international health challenges and priorities.
From your first year of study you will be exposed to a range of learning activities, facilitated by highly experienced academics and clinicians, to prepare you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for entry to professional practice. Your studies will be supported by learning resources available to you 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Under the guidance of senior clinical nurses, you will be allocated to a state-of-the-art simulated hospital and health service facility as well as undertake extensive clinical practice placements across metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals and health services.
You can choose to study this program externally, online, with attendance at some on-campus workshops required.
The Bachelor of Nursing is an undergraduate degree qualification accredited through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). On successful completion, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The program accreditation requires students to complete the program in three years full-time or up to six years part-time.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. Student registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required in order to study this program. Students who do not meet registration criteria and are refused registration with the Board, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be unable to continue in the program.
The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.