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Bachelor of Nursing
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

The Bachelor of Nursing integrates lecture-based study with clinical placements in major teaching hospitals. Students undertake extensive supervised practical experience throughout the program, and during their final year, they can undertake a placement in a specialist area including acute care, aged care, mental health, Indigenous health, rural health, public health or community health. For more information, visit Bachelor of Nursing at UQ.

Note

Within their home hospital group, students undertake extensive practical placements at a variety of hospitals throughout South-East Queensland. For more information, visit nmsw.uq.edu.au/clinical-placements. Generally, students remain in the same home hospital group for the duration of their studies. Students attend lectures and workshops at St Lucia and group-based clinical teaching sessions in clinical simulation centres.

Other requirements

On application, applicants will be required to demonstrate their English language proficiency. On admission, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR); Blue Card; medical questionnaire; police check for criminal history; current status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB); and a schedule of immunisations. Details about these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

To enrol in this program, applicants 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 an applicant has not met these educational requirements, they 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, 2023
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, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.75

87.10

75.15

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

87.85

78.45

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, 2023

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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

59

17

0

144

<5*

N/P#

13

241

Percentage of all students

24.5%

7.1%

0.0%

59.8%

<5*

N/P#

5.4%

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

Registered nurse in various public, private or community healthcare settings; critical care and emergency; mental health; aged care; research; and academic and clinical teaching.

Membership

Australian College of Nursing.

Course Code
728502
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$5640 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Location
Brisbane
 
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