Bachelor of Nursing
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

The Bachelor of Nursing adopts a narrative and inquiry-based approach to learning, integrating clinical placements in major teaching hospitals, community and other healthcare settings. Students undertake up to 880 hours of supervised clinical placements throughout the program, in a range of clinical settings. During their final year, clinical placement opportunities may be available in fields such as critical care, emergency medicine, paediatrics, aged care, rural, and mental health. For more information, visit Bachelor of Nursing at UQ.


Placements in the nursing program are secured with a number of providers and in their first year, students will be allocated a placement within 1.5 hours of their residential address where possible. To ensure they receive a broad range of experiences, students may undertake placement activities at clinical partner hospitals and health services including Metro North, Metro South, Mater Hospitals, aged care nursing homes, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, private providers, and regional and rural health settings.

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.


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, 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

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


Australian College of Nursing.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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