Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016

6/89 - B Nursing(SEQ Clinical Schools
5/93 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

728002 - B Nursing(SEQ Clinical Schools
728002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

728502 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)
728502 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 050456J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 28454

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Why study the Bachelor of Nursing?

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare - they're resourceful and compassionate, and they save lives every day. If you're looking for an important and in-demand career where you make a difference, nursing might just be for you. UQ's Bachelor of Nursing is an innovative program that takes problem-solving approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical placements in major teaching hospitals.

  • Start your practical learning in a hospital in week five of your first year of study
  • Benefit from theoretical courses that focus on specific case studies, so you can apply everything you're learning. Case studies vary from course to course, but include examples like "adult with coronary artery disease" or "minor who has sustained a musculo-skeletal injury"
  • Choose a specialist nursing area for your final-year placements. Areas include: acute care, aged care, mental health, indigenous health, rural health, public health or community health. Extended placements in one of these areas will develop your confidence, so you can make the transition from student to registered nurse.

What you can study

You will learn how to conduct patient assessments, assess vital signs and general patient care. You will then progress to administration of medication and advanced nursing skills. Select specialist areas for your fifth semester, including accident and emergency, paediatrics, peri-operative nursing, mental health and rural nursing including the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Placement courses

Students gain over 1000 hours of supervised clinical placement throughout the duration of their program. Clinical placements commence in the first few weeks in first year. Students are 'buddied' with registered nurses for clinical learning throughout the program. For the final year of the program, students are required to undertake extensive clinical practice.

Every effort is made to place students in their preferred location which may include a travel radius of up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections. Costs associated with travel and possible loss of income over this period will not be reimbursed.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Nursing

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016
6/89 - B Nursing(SEQ Clinical Schools
5/93 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

QTAC Code(s)
728002 - B Nursing(SEQ Clinical Schools
728502 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

Overseas educated professional nurses who have successfully completed a tertiary nursing program of at least three years duration, who have recent relevant clinical experience and who meet requirements for English language proficiency will be granted up to two years of credit. In order to upgrade their qualification to degree level and to become eligible for registration as a nurse in Australia, these nurses will be required to complete one year of study to qualify for graduation from the Bachelor of Nursing program. For further details, refer School of Nursing and Midwifery web page.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including Hepatitis B.

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of the program.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including Hepatitis B.

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of the program.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 050456J

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 28454

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Nursing

Careers

Our graduates work in various healthcare settings including:

  • public, private or community healthcare
  • clinical practice (metropolitan and rural)
  • research, academia and clinical teaching
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • critical care and emergency
  • drug and alcohol nursing or education
  • mental health
  • aged care
  • paediatrics and child health.
To find out more about where a career in Nursing can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Nursing

Accreditation body

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from Part A of the BN course list. Refer to the BN rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Nursing