Bachelor of Nursing
Southern Cross University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The Bachelor of Nursing has a well-balanced curriculum that develops anatomical knowledge and understanding of the principles of nursing as well as the legal and ethical framework of nursing practice. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities with interactive models and simulation laboratories,
developing critical thinking, leadership and clinical skills that may be applied in a wide range of clinical settings. Supervised clinical placements of approximately 840 hours provide students with nursing experience in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary facilities throughout Australia. These may include residential aged care facilities, GP practices, community settings, hospitals and private health organisations.
Elective opportunities may include rural, remote, and international placements. Enrolled nurses should contact Southern Cross University regarding entry into the enrolled nurse pathway course. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University.


For students commencing in July, course duration is 3.5F or 7P.

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placements, students must fulfil certain prerequisites including vaccination against specific diseases (note a full course of vaccination may take several months), a criminal record check and working with children clearance, and completion of a nationally accredited first aid certificate; refer to Southern Cross University for details.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Additional entry requirements

To enrol in this program, you must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Recommended study
At least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Registered nurse in surgical theatres, paediatrics, community health and education and primary care, practice nurse in GP clinics, mental health, aged care, Indigenous health.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$3984 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast