Bachelor of Nursing

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Registered nurses play an important role in the healthcare system and are involved in a range of activities that are designed to provide care of people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions. Registered nurses are integral in the treatment of people, families, communities, and populations.You will have opportunities to apply theory to practice in modern simulated supported learning environments, prior to undertaking workplace experience. During the course you will attend 21 weeks of workplace experience in hospitals, aged care, and community facilities. This will immerse you in the field of nursing where you will care for people, putting into practice what you have learned in simulated tutorials. You will evaluate and apply concepts drawn from nursing theory and research to professional practice. You will also develop an increased awareness of the effects of cultural, social, economic, legal and ethical influences on the development of the nursing profession and knowledge that will enable you to accept responsibility for more complex client management.


The Bachelor of Nursing requires the successful completion of 144 credit points of subjects as specified below.Your study program requires you to attend workplace experience or clinical placements within a range of health-related settings. Before you can commence a placement within a NSW Health facility, you must meet NSW Health’s mandatory requirements for police check, code of conduct and immunisation / vaccination.Details of these and other pre-placement requirements can be found at the UOW Heath Placements site.NOTE: That the Bachelor of Nursing, Year 2 and Year 3, work on an extended Academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid December.Candidates should note that pre- and co-requisites apply to many subjects in the course. Satisfactory completion of all Year 2 nursing theory and practice subjects is a pre-requisite to enrolment in Year 3 nursing theory and practice subjects. The reason for these prescriptions is that the School of Nursing has a legal responsibility to ensure that candidates meet nursing theory and practice requirements at each level of the course.Student are required to attend a compulsory orientation session prior to the start of year 1


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.


Upon completion of the degree, students may be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Registration with NMBA will require students to be a native English speaker, or achieve an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in all four test categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Results must have been obtained no more than 2 years prior to applying for registration.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UOW Bega Valley International: $95,904 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Eurobodalla International: $95,904 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Liverpool International: $95,904 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Shoalhaven (Nowra) International: $95,904 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Sutherland (Loftus) International: $95,904 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Wollongong International: $100,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Students are advised to ensure their immunity to Tetanus and Tuberculosis before commencing the course. Students can obtain Hepatitis B vaccination if required. Nursing students will also be required to determine their immunity status for a number of infectious diseases. Students may need to undertake a course of vaccinations.

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