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Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Switch to a rewarding career in nursing. Use credit from another undergraduate degree you’ve completed to make the career change. Learn about anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and care of people. Learn via placements in hospitals, aged-care facilities, health agencies and community settings. When you graduate from this program, apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In this program you will complete 800 hours of work placements in clinical settings where you’ll assess and care for patients and learn about anatomy and physiology, comprehensive health assessment, and drug therapy. You can continue learning through an honours or Master’s program to specialise in nursing. For more information, visit Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placement, students must obtain and maintain a current first aid and CPR certificate, comply with QLD Health vaccination requirements, 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.

Admissions Criteria

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.


Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Completion of an (unspecified) Australian undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent degree from an international university that must have been completed within the past ten years or completed graduate diplomas, masters and or doctorates are accepted equivalents, with a minimum post-secondary volume of study of 3.00 years full-time (or equivalent). 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent) of the completed graduate diploma, masters and/or doctorate must have been completed within the past ten 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 complete an English language test and achieve required scores. For more information on English language requirements, accepted English language tests and required scores, refer to English language requirements at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast

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Career opportunities

Nurse in acute care, armed forces, community, rural, mental health, Indigenous health, aged care and industry settings.


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; Australian College of Nursing.

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Start Date
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6 Jun 2024

CSP/$2067 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

21/3 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Sunshine Coast
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