USC Bachelor of Nursing

By studying USC Bachelor of Nursing students will expand their knowledge of science through subjects such as biology, body parts, mental health, medicines, and research.

Bachelor of Nursing University of Sunshine Coast

You can choose to specialize in mental health. Students also do an eight-week USC nursing internship to learn directly. Experienced professionals oversee these placements in various places like hospitals, aged care centers, health agencies, and communities. You have the choice to focus on mental health as a major.

Bachelor of Nursing USC

You will get authentic experience that helps you prepare for a healthcare job after you graduate. When you are done with the program, you can apply to become a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In this program, you will have the opportunity to gain practical skills through 800 hours of placement in real clinical settings. You will also study anatomy and physiology and learn about the diverse health needs of people from different ages and backgrounds. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of how cultural differences play a role in delivering healthcare. Throughout your journey, you will collaborate with registered nurses who will guide you in learning the most up-to-date techniques in healthcare.

Bachelor of Nursing USC Entry Requirements

  • PTE Academic: At least 65 overall and 65 in each of the four skills.
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 94, comprising 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.
  • IELTS (academic module): with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components.
  • OET: with a minimum score of Bs in each of the four components.

Bachelor of Nursing USC Fees

The yearly tuition fees are calculated using the 2023 rates and the recommended study plan for the program. The total estimated tuition fee for the year 2023 is A$88,200.

USC Bachelor of Nursing Duration


Bachelor of Nursing USC Intakes

March and July intake.

Bachelor of Nursing USC Locations

Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Caboolture, Moreton Bay.

Bachelor of Nursing USC Prior Learning

To apply for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning, applicants should use their UniSC student login for the online application. If you have a previous UniSC login, you will still need to wait for a current program offer before applying for credit. For those who applied through QTAC, the credit application should be submitted to UniSC.

USC Bachelor of Nursing Outcomes

Aged care, Community, Indigenous health, Mental health, Nurse in acute care, Regional and remote.

Bachelor of Nursing USC Unit Information

Anatomy and Physiology HLT100

"Anatomy and Physiology" is all about understanding how our bodies work normally. It is important to know how distinct parts fit together and function.

Professional Health Communication HLT103

This course teaches you about communication theory and practice, which you can use directly in Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine. You will discover how to communicate well in separate ways, like using evidence, working together, showing respect for distinct cultures, and being professional.

Introductory Bioscience LFS103

The "Introductory Bioscience" course is made for people in the health field. It teaches you the scientific principles behind how the human body works. Today's healthcare professionals often deal with science and technology. Plus, our knowledge of basic sciences has helped us make big advancements in medicine, allied health, and how humans work.

Contexts of practice: child, youth, and family NUR100

In this course, you will learn important skills for taking care of children, young people, and families. You will study Social Justice, promoting good health, primary health, and family-centered care in real situations. You will also develop abilities to communicate, assess, and provide care for these groups in nursing practice.

Contexts of Practice: The Older Person and Family NUR104

Health professionals work to support, keep up, and bring back the health and well-being of older individuals and their families. They do this in different health settings such as hospitals, communities, and homes.

Practice Foundations NUR111

Nursing is all about care, and it involves various important ideas. This course will help you understand these nursing concepts so you can work in different healthcare places. These ideas are based on quality standards and ethical practices that are important for nursing.

Preparation for Practice 1 NUR116

This beginning course helps you build important nursing knowledge and skills. You will learn how to care for people in a way that focuses on them. Your practice will be based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS) and Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS), which are important for giving safe and excellent quality healthcare.

Nursing Practice 1 NUR117

During your initial professional experience placement (PEP), you will put into practice the professional principles, basic knowledge, and skills you have been learning. In an 80-hour PEP, you will get to give care that is focused on individuals in settings like aged care and community residential care. All of this will be guided by quality and safety standards.

Health Care and the Professions NUR121

Nursing and midwifery play a crucial role in healthcare and lead the way. Through real-life cases, you will learn about how social, cultural, and political factors affect healthcare and the professions involved.

Health, Law, and Ethics NUR222

Nurses and midwives use principles of law and ethics in their daily work. In this course, you will explore the Australian legal system and important bodies. This will help you understand how laws impact health policies and the way nurses and midwives practice.

Preparation for Practice 2 NUR226

In this advanced course, you will use what you have learned earlier to create and put into action effective, evidence-based treatments and care. The focus is on safe medication practices, guided by the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS), which are crucial for providing safe and high-quality healthcare.

Nursing Practice 2 NUR227

During your second professional experience placement (PEP), you will give care centered around the individual, following quality and safety standards within the healthcare team. In a three-week (120-hour) PEP, you will use what you have learned before to improve your skills and pay attention to how a person's health situation is changing.

Drug Therapy NUR231

This course teaches you the basic principles of pharmacology and how drugs affect the human body at different ages. You will also learn about related pathophysiology to understand how these interactions happen.

Contexts of Practice: Health Alteration NUR241

You will study how health problems develop at various stages of life. You will also learn how to assess and plan personalized nursing care. This includes choosing treatments for both sudden and long-lasting health problems. All of this will help you get ready for real-world practice.

End of Life Care NUR272

In this course, you will study end-of-life care from birth to old age. You will learn how to take care of people with serious illnesses and their families. Through real cases, you will apply care models to nursing in different healthcare settings.

Preparation for Practice 3 NUR286

In this advanced course, you will use your previous knowledge to create and put into action effective, evidence-based treatments and care for people with complicated health issues.

Nursing Practice 3 NUR287

During your third professional experience placement (PEP), you will spend 3 weeks (120 hours) under supervision, practicing nursing. You will work in places like hospitals, specialized care, communities, or aged care settings.

Contexts of Practice: Mental Health Care HLT301

In this course, you will learn about many aspects of mental health and illness. You will also explore how mental health is important globally, nationally, and in your region.

Nursing Internship NUR300

During your last professional experience placement (PEP) before becoming a registered nurse, you will spend 8 weeks (320 hours) under supervision in different healthcare settings. This includes acute care, specialized care, primary and community care, as well as aged care.

Leadership in Clinical Practice NUR302

Leadership is important for safe, high-quality clinical care. All medical professionals, whether formally or informally, play a role in leading. To get you ready for your job as a Registered Nurse (RN), you will study clinical leadership and analyze different leadership theories.

Preparation for Practice 4 NUR303

Leadership is important for safe, high-quality clinical care. All medical professionals, whether formally or informally, play a role in leading. To get you ready for your job as a Registered Nurse (RN), you will study clinical leadership and analyze different leadership theories.

Nursing Practice 4 NUR304

During your fourth professional experience placement (PEP), you will put into action the principles, knowledge, and skills you have learned. In this 160-hour PEP, you will have the chance to plan, prioritize, and manage care for multiple individuals in various healthcare settings. Quality and safety standards will guide your approach.

Contexts of Practice: Complex Care NUR331

Health issues can be complicated for people of all ages. This involves sudden and ongoing changes that need careful, research-based care from different experts in various places. The focus is on National Health priority areas.

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