Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Nursing - Pre-registration requires 3 years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course aims to prepare students to be person-centred and evidence-based health professionals who have well-developed clinical reasoning skills and are reflective about their practice. Students will be provided with the learning opportunities they need to practice in the range of healthcare, technology, and policy environments, meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMBA) Registered Nurse standards for practice.


The course is highly structured and combines professional experience placement with topics addressing ethics, law, psychosocial health, mental health, Indigenous health, evidence-based practice and the biophysical sciences. Professional experience placements are undertaken for the duration of the degree in agencies and hospitals throughout metropolitan and rural South Australia.


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.


Graduates can apply to the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration with the NMBA as a Registered Nurse.

Study pathways

Applicants who hold a NMBA approved Diploma of Nursing qualification or equivalent and hold current registration with NMBA as an enrolled nurse may be eligible for a maximum of 36 units of credit (one year of full-time equivalent study), providing this Diploma of Nursing or equivalent was completed within the past five years.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $114,900 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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