Bachelor of Nursing
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Nursing is the science of professional caring, and offers opportunities to promote and restore health, prevent illness and alleviate suffering. You’ll develop the key knowledge and skills required to provide excellent nursing care. You’ll develop your skills through clinical placements across the health sector and you may have the opportunity to undertake rural, remote and overseas placements. You’ll learn from leading experts, with Griffith ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the world for Nursing and Midwifery in the 2021 Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. This degree involves studies both on and off campus and clinical experience in a variety of nursing practice situations, including hospitals and community settings. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Griffith’s specialised nursing postgraduate programs. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing at GU .

Note

Students can take this program part-time but attendance at day classes is generally required. Part-time students must be available full-time for professional placements.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Care/B Nursing.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Students must undertake placements. A health check, including immunisation status, a Working with Children check and Australian Federal Police check are required. Applicants must complete a nationally accredited first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense) by the end of the first trimester. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website. Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; No prior study

Additional entry requirements

This admission pathway is not for applicants who are eligible for admission into Year 2 with credit transfer, ie hold an AQF Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian Provider and are registered as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA, or a Diploma of Health Care from Griffith College. These applicants must apply for the B Nursing – Advanced Standing. This program is not available to applicants who hold a qualification in nursing acceptable for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency/Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Internationally Qualified Nurses (IQNs) will be assessed on a case-by case basis. Internationally Qualified Nurses must demonstrate recency of practice (within a period of five years) and have unconditional registration where they are working as a Registered Nurse. Note: We follow Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) guidelines regarding recency of practice. Applicants must have a minimum of 450 hours accumulated over the past five years. The hours do not need to be continuous.

English Language Proficiency 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.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
78.00
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.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.30

85.80

78.80

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

92.95

86.05

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

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

47

N/P#

<5*

57

0

32

0

156

Percentage of all students

30.1%

N/P#

<5*

36.5%

0.0%

20.5%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

As a nursing graduate, you’ll be prepared to help fill the demand for nurses, with career opportunities in hospitals, the community, and in urban, rural and remote settings. You’ll be equipped for a career in professional nursing in any healthcare setting.

Course Code
233112
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$5500 (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

Location
Gold Coast