Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

This is an international course allowing registered nurses from outside of Australia an opportunity to obtain an Australian degree if they hold a diploma level qualification in their country of origin. The course is not professionally-accredited and therefore does not lead to registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia.


Total Credit Points 360


  • NSI1102 Academic and Communication Skills for Nursing
  • NSI1204 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • NSI1205 Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing
  • NSI2402 Nursing Older People
  • NSI2306 Nursing Adults 1
  • NSI2409 Nursing Adults 2
  • NSI3503 Children and Young Peoples Nursing
  • NSI3612 Research and Teaching in Nursing
  • NUM1101 Nursing and Midwifery in the Australian Healthcare Context
  • SCN1111 Human Processes 1
  • NPU1101 Nursing Practice 1
  • HPU1202 Human Processes 2
  • NPU1202 Nursing Practice 2
  • NUM2307 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice
  • NPU2303 Nursing Practice 3
  • NUM1308 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Health and Wellness
  • NPU2404 Nursing Practice 4
  • HPU3505 Human Processes 5
  • NUM3511 Primary Health Care in Nursing and Midwifery Practice
  • NPU3505 Nursing Practice 5
  • NUM2404 Transition to Registered Practice
  • NUM3605 Leadership, Governance and Organisational Culture in Health Care
  • NUM3505 Interprofessional Practice in Health Care
  • NPU3606 Nursing Practice 6

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Cert IV
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $118,800 Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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