Bachelor of Nursing Science
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Gympie

Course outline

Pursue your passion for health care and helping people while developing scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and evidence-based practice. Receive hands-on experience, preparing for work in the healthcare industry upon graduation. After completing our program, apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In this program you will gain practical skills through 800 hours of placement in clinical settings. You’ll learn about anatomy and physiology and understand the different health requirements for people of all ages and backgrounds. You’ll appreciate cultural differences in delivering health care and work with registered nurses, who will teach you latest techniques for nursing. 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.

Other requirements

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.

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.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

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.

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one science subject
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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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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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$5944 (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

Wide Bay/Burnett