Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

More nurses graduate from ACU than anywhere else in Australia - and for good reason. Our nursing courses are known for developing professionals who are caring, adaptable, safe and ethical. The Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) is structured to allow Diploma-qualified enrolled nurses to qualify with a Bachelor degree. The program uses learner-centred approaches including inquiry and situation-based learning to enhance students’ experiences as well as their readiness for the workplace. Throughout the course you will connect theory to practice and may have the opportunity to undertake a clinical nursing specialty in your final semester. Specialties linked with industry in areas of workforce include: aged care nursing; community nursing; high dependency nursing; medical/surgical nursing; mental health nursing; paediatric nursing; palliative care nursing; perioperative nursing. You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries. Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers within the health care industry including: aged care nursingcommunity care nursing; developmental disability nursing; medical/surgical nursing; mental health nursing; paediatric nursing.

Structure

160 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements as part of a variety of clinical units throughout the course in maternity hospitals and community facilities.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website www.wil.acu.edu.au to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.UniformsStudents are required to purchase and wear an ACU student midwife uniform during clinical components of the course. Details regarding uniform purchase is available via ACU's Work Integrated Learning site www.wil.acu.edu.au.

Subjects

  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an approved and accredited Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) and hold current registration as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Recognition

Eligible graduates can apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the APRHA website.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education, health administration as well as leadership and management in health care.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $59,040 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $59,040 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $59,040 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community care nursing, mental health nursing and clinical education.

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