Course details

CRICOS course code: 003501K

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) provides a pathway for applicants with a bachelor degree in any area other than nursing. Students are awarded the equivalent of one year of advanced standing (credit) and complete the course in two years instead of three.

QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland. Our course content reflects emerging developments in healthcare and nursing practice that have been identified through consultation with industry partners, discipline experts and research literature.

Foundation studies build your knowledge in key areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and will introduce you to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service. You will also develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. These studies are complemented with opportunities to apply nursing theory to clinical practice in our on campus facilities and in clinical placements off campus.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to excel in a profession where the scope of practice is expanding and there are greater responsibilities for delivery of more complex interventions in a range of healthcare settings and across diverse populations. Our course recognises the increased demand for graduates who understand the importance of person-centred care and have the capacity to engage people as informed partners in their health care.

Real-world learning

Our campuses offer operational hospital rooms where you will practise with real equipment and the latest technology in a simulated environment. Your experience in real industry settings begins with an observation activity during first semester of first year and continues with clinical placement experience every semester thereafter. Our strong collaborations with industry mean you may have access to placements in areas of nursing practice that are of specific interest – in operating theatres or emergency nursing, for example.

You will complete more than 800 hours of placement, with extensive support that includes continual feedback on your performance from clinical facilitators, and mentoring relationships with registered nurse mentors. You will also have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas and provide health services to communities in developed and developing countries.


Complete your degree in 2 years instead of 3 if you have a previous degree.
QUT was the first provider of tertiary nurse education in Queensland and has over 35 years of experience and industry consultation.
Complete more than 800 hours of clinical placement.
Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services and the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Nursing is one of the most diverse health professions and provides employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Employment can be in general and specialist areas such as emergency, paediatrics or mental health, and in areas of health care beyond the traditional hospital ward including community health, in-home care, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug dependence, and the armed services.

Many nurses complete further study and become specialists in acute care nursing, cancer nursing, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing, or paediatric, child and youth health nursing.

Possible careers


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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 36,300 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 37,800 per year
Start date: 22 February 2021
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059

Entry criteria

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in nursing completed within the past ten years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Applicants in possession of a bachelor degree awarded more than ten years ago will be eligible for entry if they have completed additional postgraduate studies at graduate certificate level (or higher) within ten years of the planned date of course commencement; or

Completed a recognised overseas nursing qualification at bachelor degree level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale), that enables the applicant to work as a registered nurse in their home country.

IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6.5; TOEFL iBT score of 98 with Listening, Reading and Speaking score of 20, Writing score of 24; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 65 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 58; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 185 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 176.


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000