Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Nursing

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Nursing, we are committed to preparing the highest quality nursing graduate with knowledge and attributes that meet the needs of a challenging and complex healthcare environment. Course learning for the Bachelor of Nursing is progressively scaffolded over the three years and during this time students are immersed in a range of innovative learning experiences from which their cognitive, emotional and clinical capabilities actively grow, and their capacity to engage, think critically and reflect are refined to inform their nursing interventions.


Credit points 288

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent). The Bachelor of Nursing includes a new Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program. A specifically designed course of study acknowledges previous learning and enables Enrolled Nurses to complete the Bachelor degree in two years full-time or four years part-time.


The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary academic qualification for eligibility as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Nursing includes an Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway program suitable for Enrolled Nurses - graduates of the Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or equivalent qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour International: $92,496 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Gold Coast International: $92,496 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Lismore International: $92,496 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates are suited to careers in a range of clinical areas in the public and private health sectors including in surgical theatres, paediatrics, community health and education, renal dialysis, as a practice nurse in GP clinics, child care, aged care, Indigenous health, remote area health, and in mental health.

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