University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Nursing (IBNU)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Nursing is constantly evolving with the changes in new technologies and approaches to care which means students are guaranteed an industry-relevant, practical qualification that ensures they are graduate career-ready. There is a strong focus on theory and practical experience, and students learn in a unique, on campus, clinician led authentic hospital and health service. State-of-the-art facilities include a fully-equipped emergency department and day surgery. This simulated hospital environment fully led by practicing registered nurses and midwives (clinicians), known as the Horizon Hospital and Health Service (HHHS), is the only one of its kind in South Australia.


108 units


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Diploma level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • Be an Enrolled Nurse with a current practising certificate and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The requirements for registration are determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $102,900 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
UniSA Online International: $102,900 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Student registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required in order to study this program. Students who undertake activities where interaction with the public is required must obtain a current National Police Clearance and a Current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). This certificate is valid for the duration of the program. On entry to the qualification students must confirm that they meet the 'Fitness to Practice in Clinical Placements' requirements.

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