Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

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 2018

8/86

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

728502 - B Nursing
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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

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 are looking for an important and in-demand career where you make a difference, nursing might just be for you. This innovative program adopts a narrative and inquiry-based approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical placements in major teaching hospitals. UQ's Bachelor of Nursing is designed to develop graduate nurses who will be able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care.

What you can study

This program integrates learning via not only traditional lectures and inquiry-based learning groups, but through clinical experiences in a simulated setting at selected teaching hospitals and community health facilities.

In the first four semesters of the programs, you will undertake rostered clinical placement shifts, as well as clinical skills simulation sessions and gain a solid understanding of the basic theoretical concepts of nursing practice across a range of fields of study.

In the fifth semester of the program, you will be introduced to the role of first level practitioner in a speciality area. Here you will have the opportunity to apply and build upon the theoretical concepts learned in previous semesters.

In the final semester of the program, you will consolidate previously learned skills as well as develop new skills to build your confidence through extended clinical placements.

Courses

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

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

You will undertake over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisations. You will have the opportunity during your placements to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life setting.

You will commence your clinical placements in the first semester of the program. Over the first two years of the program you will normally complete 15 x 8-hour shifts per semester and in the final year you will complete extended full time clinical placements.

Location
There are two offerings of the nursing program (South-East Queensland (SEQ) and Mater) and within these offerings there are 'home hospital groups'. Upon entering your particular offering of the program you will preference and then be allocated to a home hospital group. For further information on 'home hospital groups' visit the following website.

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 2018
8/86

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
728502 - B Nursing

Prerequisites

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

Additional application information

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

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 has limited intake capacity.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

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 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • 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)
  • Police check for criminal history ($45)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

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.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian College of Nursing

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

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 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