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Bachelor of Nursing
CQUniversity - Rockhampton

Course outline

This course will prepare students for a rewarding and diverse career as a competent and effective Registered Nurse (Division 1) General. Clinical learning is a key element of this course and students will be required to undertake 800 hours of professional experience placement in a variety of settings with different health organisations. Students will develop their skills and knowledge through a combination of theoretical and extensive clinical learning experiences including simulated training across the University’s nationally located Clinical Learning Centres. The Clinical Learning Centres are designed to simulate a real-world setting for students to safely practice in. Through this course students will acquire skills to provide person-centered care and collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Students will seek evidence to ensure safe quality practice and act in a professional, ethical and compassionate manner. In addition, students will learn to nurture the development of nursing as a practice discipline and demonstrate leadership in healthcare. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing.


Clinical learning is a key element of the Bachelor of Nursing and students will be required to undertake 800 hours of professional experience placement in a variety of settings with different health organisations. In alignment with healthcare facilities, students must meet specific mandatory health, safety and security requirements to be eligible to attend each professional experience placement. Mandatory Checks for these requirements may take several months to complete. To avoid disappointment and ensure your readiness for placement, please commence your checks by visiting CQUniversity’s Clinical Placement Information. Professional experience placements may be limited in specific locations. This means that students may be placed in other locations and may be required to relocate to complete placements.

Other requirements

If you are an enrolled nurse, or are entering the course with credit, it is strongly recommended to validate your Mandatory checks as soon as possible as clinical placement will likely be at the beginning of your study.

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory  to be eligible to attend a work-integrated-learning placement for this course.  For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

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


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this course close 9 January 2024.

Additional entry requirements

To be considered for this course, all 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 students do not meet these educational requirements, they will be required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.

Recommended study
English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Biology or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C).
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Career opportunities

The broad nature of nursing and healthcare allows opportunities for employment and/or specialisation in environments such as acute hospital services, community health, mental health, residential and aged care, indigenous health, and rural and remote health.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$4488 (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

Rockhampton & surrounds
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