Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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 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.
160 credit points.
Standard entry requirements
Completed a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) ) which leads to eligibility for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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.
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.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Ballarat (Aquinas)||International: $58,160||No||No information available|
|Melbourne (St Patrick's)||International: $58,160||No||No information available|
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.