Nursing

Course Information
  • Subject: Nursing, Health
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Type of Degree: BSc
  • Cost: AUD 22,880 2015/16

The Bachelor of Nursing provides students with a combination of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experiences to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the nursing profession and the health care system.

Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective outcomes.

Hear from an SCU Nursing student

Rhys Patterson: Bachelor of Nursing student

Career opportunities

Graduates are suited to careers in a range of public and private health sectors, including but not restricted to, clinical settings such as paediatrics, community health and education, as practice nurse in GP clinics, child care, aged care, peri-operative care, Indigenous health, rural and remote area health, emergency departments and in mental health.

Professional recognition

The degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Professional placement

Supervised clinical placements provide students with experiences of nursing (totalling 1 040 hours) in settings relevant to their areas of study in government and private hospitals and health agencies. This may include acute and low care health facilities; community settings; mental health facilities; extended residential aged care; GP practices; health promotion and education; intensive care; health clinics; accident and emergency; palliative care; primary health care settings and related nursing and health services within metropolitan, regional and rural areas throughout NSW and south-east QLD. Visit scu.edu.au/healthplacements


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