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Nursing (Registered Nurse [Division 1]) Schools (2021 Updated)

2xq

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For those considering Nursing as an alternative career to medicine/dentistry, this is the page that'll list all UNDERGRADUATE accredited courses (Australian Programs) that'll allow you to practice as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)^^ in a very digestible table much like Med schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards AND UPDATED Dentistry Schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards. (Link: Accredited Dental Practitioner Programs - Australian Dental Council)***.

***The following table will NOT show selection criteria, subject prerequisites/assumed knowledge, and any extra notes. There's 60 degrees. My brain will explode if I did all of them.
^^This table also DOES NOT show degrees that will allow you to practice as an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2).


EN’s act under the supervision of RN’s and cannot practice independently and as a result they usually play an assistance role and do more of the “practical stuff” - showering, dressing, feeding, etc. At the hospital I work at the EN’s may fill the role of an orderly if we’re really understaffed and the particular list is suitable.

RN’s on the other hand can practice independently, sort out medications, usually do a bit more of the admin side of things. They usually get paid a good amount more, and have much more opportunity for career progression than EN’s do, taking up roles as NUMs, NPs, and/or go into Research. A lot of hospital administrators (who earn big bucks) are former RN’s
Interesting tidbit is that you can work as an Assistance in Nursing after completing 1 year of a Bachelors of Nursing. AIN’s fill somewhat the same roles as EN’s these days (and only paid slightly less) and provides you with a bit of opportunity to get your foot in the door of a hospital system which you could probably get a job at after graduation.

ps. I’ve seen a lot of Charles Darwin Uni Students around the hospital I work at rather than the typical UoN or UNE student so they must have a pretty wide range of clinical opportunities. Anyone who’s short of options close to them might find value in looking into their online course, and where placements might be

If there is anything missing/incorrect about the following table, please let me know! :yay:

UniversityDegree OfferedCourse Length (Full-Time) (Non Fast-Tracked/Accelerated Time)
Australian Catholic University (ACU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Australian Catholic University (ACU)Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Business Administration4-5 Years
Australian Catholic University (ACU)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine4 Years
Avondale University CollegeBachelor of Nursing3 Years
Central Queensland University (CQU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Charles Darwin University (CDU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Charles Sturt University (CSU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Curtin UniversityBachelor of Science (Nursing)3.5 Years
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 Years
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)3 Years
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science4 Years
Deakin UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion4 Years
Edith Cowan UniversityBachelor of Science (Nursing)3 Years
Edith Cowan UniversityBachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)4 Years
Federation University AustraliaBachelor of Nursing3 Years
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 Years
Griffith UniversityBachelor of Nursing [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]3 Years
Griffith UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing3 Years
Holmesglen InstituteBachelor of Nursing3 Years
James Cook University (JCU)Bachelor of Nursing Science3 Years
James Cook University (JCU)Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
La Trobe UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 Years
La Trobe UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
La Trobe UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science4 Years
Monash UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 Years
Monash UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)3 Years
Murdoch UniversityBachelor of Nursing4 Years
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)4 Years
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedic Science4 Years
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health4 Years
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Southern Cross University (SCU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Swinburne University of TechnologyBachelor of Nursing3 Years
The University of Queensland (UQ)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
The University of Queensland (UQ)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
Torrens UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Adelaide (UoA)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Canberra (UC)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of New England (UNE)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Newcastle (UoN)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Notre DameBachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of South Australia (UniSA)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
The University of Sydney (USyd)Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)3 Years
The University of Sydney (USyd)Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing4 Years
The University of Sydney (USyd)Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing4 Years
The University of Sydney (USyd)Bachelor of Science (Health)/Master of Nursing4 Years
University of TasmaniaBachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)5 Years
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Creative Intelligence4 Years
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)Bachelor of Nursing Science3 Years
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
University of Wollongong (UoW)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Victoria UniversityBachelor of Nursing3 years
Victoria UniversityBachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery4 Years
Western Sydney University (WSU)Bachelor of Nursing3 Years
Western Sydney University (WSU)Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)3 Years
 
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TKAO

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Hey, would you be able to explain the differences in what the divisions are? I've never heard of those terms before.
 
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garmonbozia

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Division 1 refers to Registered Nurses. Division 2 refers to Enrolled Nurses.
Might be worth clarifying in your main post what the difference is between these two positions - are they different in terms of duties, scope of practice, opportunities for specialisation, further study, pay, etc.?
 
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2xq

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Might be worth clarifying in your main post what the difference is between these two positions - are they different in terms of duties, scope of practice, opportunities for specialisation, further study, pay, etc.?
thats a great suggestion! will do that within the next month or so.
 

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EN’s act under the supervision of RN’s and cannot practice independently and as a result they usually play an assistance role and do more of the “practical stuff” - showering, dressing, feeding, etc. At the hospital I work at the EN’s may fill the role of an orderly if we’re really understaffed and the particular list is suitable.

RN’s on the other hand can practice independently, sort out medications, usually do a bit more of the admin side of things. They usually get paid a good amount more, and have much more opportunity for career progression than EN’s do, taking up roles as NUMs, NPs, and/or go into Research. A lot of hospital administrators (who earn big bucks) are former RN’s

Interesting tidbit is that you can work as an Assistance in Nursing after completing 1 year of a Bachelors of Nursing. AIN’s fill somewhat the same roles as EN’s these days (and only paid slightly less) and provides you with a bit of opportunity to get your foot in the door of a hospital system which you could probably get a job at after graduation.

ps. I’ve seen a lot of Charles Darwin Uni Students around the hospital I work at rather than the typical UoN or UNE student so they must have a pretty wide range of clinical opportunities. Anyone who’s short of options close to them might find value in looking into their online course, and where placements might be
 
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