Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) in Nursing

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If you have a passion for caring for people, this course will let you experience world-class learning in a supportive environment as you become a Registered Nurse.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1335
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent, requiring study in both summer and winter terms. Students must complete within 6 years to be eligible for Nursing registration.
  • CRICOS Code

    • 050228K
  • Course Code

    • B1335
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent, requiring study in both summer and winter terms. Students must complete within 6 years to be eligible for Nursing registration.

Course Description

Would you like to build a career out of making a difference to people’s lives? Nurses do just that by providing healthcare in times of need – from acute health issues in emergency departments to home visits that assist the elderly to remain in their homes for longer.

Combine the professional person-centred approach of nursing with psychosocial and biological sciences as you learn the skills needed to become a Registered Nurse. You’ll also be equipped with lifetime access to a web-based ePortfolio, to showcase your knowledge and experience to prospective employees when you graduate.

You can complete your Nursing degree in three years of full-time study or within six years of part-time study.

7 reasons to study Nursing

  • Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for student support and median graduate starting salary for Nursing.
    Source: The Good Universities Guide, 2019
  • Gain experience in state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.
  • Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas for clinical placements in, Asia and the United Kingdom.
  • Have access to our nursing eportfolio learning program to track continuing professional development throughout your degree.
  • Gain industry recognised badges as you progress through the Patient Safety Competency Framework in Communication, Vital Signs, Assessment, Asepsis, and Medical Calculation and Administration.
  • Learn from award-winning academics who have years of industry, research and teaching experience.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • complexities of health and illness across the lifespan
  • case-based inquiry
  • clinical practice skills
  • Indigenous health and cultural diversity
  • policy and procedure for professional practice (law ethics and competency standards for the registered nurse).

Your future career

Once you are registered to practice as a nurse you can pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including business, health and research.

Careers could include:

  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Aged Care Nurse
  • Community Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse.

You could work in a range of industries including the private sector, universities, and government institutions.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for registration in the Registered Nurse Category of the Register at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia. Once you have successfully completed the degree and registered, you're accredited to work nationally in Australia.

If you’re already qualified as a registered nurse in your home country, or are living overseas and already have nursing qualifications, we offer alternative pathways to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth and Mandurah* Campus
      (*please check unit timetables and availability.
      Mid-year entry available at Mandurah)
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Not available (Domestic students)
    • Not available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

See Course Structure

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Special Requirements

A National Police Clearance is required as well as a level of health suitable to meet the requirements of such a course and to meet safe nursing practice. On commencement, students will be required to meet WA Department of Health vaccination requirements, students will be required to provide copies of a current CPR certificate, Working with Children Card, Department of Health WA Criminal Screening Card and Manual Handling Certificate and successful completion of the School of Health Professions Maths Competency. Potential students who have medical conditions, disabilities or who are concerned about their ability to meet the practical requirements of the course, should review the Inherent Requirements for Nursing on the Murdoch website prior to enrolling. Students are required to have access to a smart device that is capable of using app-based software systems.

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Fees & Scholarships for

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

Course fee calculator

Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student

How to apply as a

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results
  • Completed Nursing Application form

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • Completed Nursing Application form
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)