The program is designed to develop scientific knowledge in bioscience, anatomy and physiology, mental health, drug therapy and research. Clinical placements are supervised by experienced clinicians in a variety of hospitals, aged care facilities, health agencies and community settings. Graduates achieve the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Standards for Registered Nurses. For more information, visit Bachelor of Nursing Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
You can receive credit transfer (of 8 courses) if you hold current AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nursing (Division 2) (General) without restrictions/conditions and have completed a Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian education provider within 10 years prior to admission.
NB: If you do not have current registration or hold current registration with restrictions etc, no credit transfer will be granted. If your diploma was completed more than 10 years ago, please contact our credit team for advice.
Before undertaking a clinical placement, students must obtain and maintain a current first aid and CPR certificate, comply with QLD Health vaccination requirements, provide evidence of hepatitis B immunisation, undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Blue Card; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
All applicants must either be able to declare that English is their primary language (ie they have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six 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, or United States of America.); or they must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest (obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program). For more information, refer to English language requirements at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
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
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Nurse in acute care, community, regional and remote, mental health, Indigenous health or aged care.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; Australian College of Nursing.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time