Undergraduate

Nursing

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.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-NUR

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Five-star rating

For learner engagement, overall experience, student support, teaching quality and skills development for nursing. 2

Prepare for the real world

Gain experience in our state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.

Get hands-on experience

Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.

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Semester 2 Semester 2
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Semester 2 Semester 2
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Overview

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

  • Five-star rating for learner engagement, overall experience, student support, teaching quality and skills development for nursing.*
    *Source: The Good Universities Guide, 2020
  • 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.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), and has specific requirements for registration that you must meet to qualify for admission. Please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website for detailed information regarding what you must provide with your application.

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.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Mandurah Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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