Bachelor of Nursing

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Ranked top 50 in the world for Nursing, this course prepares graduates for eligibility to apply for registration throughout Australia as a registered nurse. The focus of the course is on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking and reflective practice in relation to the theory and practice of nursing in health and health breakdown across the lifespan. Using a primary health care framework students study application of physical and behavioural sciences to nursing; inquiry and evidence-based practice principles and utilisation within nursing; nursing care of individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan. The course involves campus-based simulated clinical practice settings and consolidation occurs as students undertake clinical placements in a variety of health care settings.


•240 total credit points: 24 nursing subjects. •Clinical placements are scheduled in a range of health facilities and community settings integrated throughout the course. •Clinical Placements: 800 hours scheduled throughout the three years of study.


  • Professional Practice Experience
  • Primary Healthcare in Action
  • Bioscience
  • Professional Communication
  • Human Relationships and Life Transitions
  • Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Research for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Promoting Mental health and Wellbeing
  • Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife
  • Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • 2 units of English, any 2 units of Mathematics and any 2 units of Science recommended.


This course has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwifery Board NSW. From 1 July 2010 the approval, recognition and accreditation of courses was transferred to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC). Course accreditation can be checked on their website.

Study pathways

An additional Honours year is available. Graduates may continue to study at a postgraduate level in the following areas: mental health, acute/intensive care, operating theatres, women's/men's health, medical/surgical, drug and alcohol, or retrieval services such as Royal Flying Doctors Services.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Campbelltown International: $94,182 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Hawkesbury International: $94,182 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Liverpool City International: $94,182 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Parramatta International: $94,182 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Prospective students should be aware that full disclosure of any issues of impairment or misconduct is a declaration requirement when applying for registration as a registered nurse.

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