Bachelor of Nursing
Griffith University - Nathan

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 tied first in Australia and third in the world for nursing and midwifery in the 2023 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. As a registered nurse, you’ll be equipped for complex care scenarios, making critical decisions, coordinating care, educating patients and their families, and supervising enrolled nurses. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Griffith’s specialised nursing postgraduate programs. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing at GU .


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

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 the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

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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, visit the QTAC website.

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

As a nursing graduate, you’ll be equipped for complex care scenarios, making critical decisions, coordinating care, educating patients and their families, and supervising enrolled nurses. You may find work in hospitals, practices and community health settings, both in urban and rural settings.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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