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Bachelor of Nursing

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The three-year Bachelor of Nursing degree from Murdoch University equips you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse in a wide variety of clinical and community areas.

The program combines practical clinical training with fundamental knowledge of body systems, health and illness, and approaches to care provision for patients suffering from a wide range of ailments including acute illness, injury and chronic conditions.

This course is available on campus at Murdoch, allowing you access to knowledgeable staff, learning resources and facilities that will help you get the most out of your studies.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia; AND
  • Submit a personal statement up to 300 words outlining why you wish to become a nurse and how your past study and experience will help you succeed in this course.

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

Areas of study

In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include:

Year 1

  • Transition to nursing studies
  • Health and human behaviour
  • The healthy human body 1
  • Health across the lifespan 1
  • Professional nursing practice 1
  • The healthy human body 2
  • Health across the lifespan 2
  • Professional nursing practice 2
  • Clinical practice 1/2

Year 2

  • Evidence based nursing practice
  • Complexities of health and illness across the lifespan 1
  • Case based inquiry acute care perspectives 1
  • Case based inquiry community perspectives 1
  • Clinical practice 3
  • Complexities of health and illness across the lifespan 2
  • Case based inquiry acute care perspectives 2
  • Case based inquiry community perspectives 2
  • Indigenous health and cultural diversity
  • Clinical practice 4

Year 3

  • Clinical practice 5 research perspectives
  • Clinical practice 6
  • Complexities of health and illness across the lifespan 3
  • Case based inquiry complex care perspectives
  • Professional nursing practice in a complex world
  • Clinical practice 7: transition to Registered Nurse
  • Clinical practice 8: transition to Registered Nurse

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Nursing from Murdoch University.

This course will qualify you to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia, allowing you to work in hospitals and clinics in Australia as a Registered Nurse.

Curious about where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Therapy Aide
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Economist
  • Aged Care Worker

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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