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.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 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.
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 at Murdoch
- 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.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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.
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.
- Perth and Mandurah* Campus
(*please check unit timetables and availability.
Mid-year entry available at Mandurah)
- Perth and Mandurah* Campus
- Not available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
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.
Entry requirements for
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 Nursing 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.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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.
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