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Nurses are the largest group of health professionals, both in Australia and internationally, and have an important influence and role in healthcare delivery and policy development. In particular, the role of the nurse is central to enhancing the quality of life for individuals across their lifespan.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) program is designed to enable Registered Nurses who have completed pre-registration nursing programs in a hospital setting, or who have completed a three year Diploma of Nursing, to upgrade to a degree qualification. Graduates who achieve a grade point average of 5.0 or above are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) as a pathway to PhD.

The program aims to advance the knowledge and understanding in clinical contemporary issues in nursing. Study content concentrates on professional practice, population health and global and national health priorities, mental health,  human biosciences, contexts of nursing practice and foundational research knowledge and application . Registered Nurses will receive credit if they have completed pre-registration nursing programs at Certificate or Diploma levels.

You can choose to study this program externally, online, with attendance at some on-campus workshops required.


This program does not lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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