Allied Health

Entry into Nursing

Nursing is a health care profession focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to death. Nursing is the most diverse of all health care professions. Nurses practice in a wide range of settings but the initial university training is common to all areas.
The major divisions are:-

  • the nursing of people with mental health problems – Psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • the nursing of people with learning or developmental disabilitiesLearning disability nursing * this division no longer takes new registrants and is no longer an area of nursing of training
  • the nursing of children – Pediatric nursing.
  • the nursing of older adults – Geriatric or aged care nursing
  • the nursing of people in acute care settings Acute medical/surgical nursing with possible sub-specialties such as perioperative, ICU, ED.
  • the nursing of people in their own homes – Home health nursing
  • nursing women in childbirth – Midwifery – requires an extra year of training or a separate degree of midwifery


ENTRY
There are two pathways to nursing in Australia:

Undergraduate degree: 3-4 years Full Time, 6-8 years Part time
Postgraduate
degree: 2 years Full Time, 4 years Part time

In order to apply you must have one of the two options:

School leaver: Completed secondary education with either OP/ENTER/ATAR/UAI/RANK/TER
Non standard: Completed at least one year of full time tertiary study

Certain universities have certain subject requirements. Make sure you have fufilled this criteria or you may not be considered for a place.

University requirements when applying for Nursing as a domestic applicant

Queensland (QTAC)
Queensland University of Technology- Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: OP 12/ Rank 77

Graduate:Completion of a non-nursing degree in the last 10 years
Prerequisites
:English (4,SA)
Quota: ** places
James Cook University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: OP19/Rank 63

Graduate:Bachelor’s degree in an approved health, biomedical or science course
Prerequisites
: English (4,SA)
Quota: ** places
Griffith University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver:
ATAR of 67
Graduate:Successful completion of a three-year undergraduate (non-nursing) degree or equivalent.
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
University of The Sunshine Coast – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver:
OP 15/Rank 70
Graduate:Completion of an Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an international university or completion of a nursing degree from an international university deemed by the profession to be equivalent to pre-registration standard or completion of a Certificate in Nursing and a current licence to practise as a registered nurse
Prerequisites:
English; Maths A, B or C; at least one of the sciences

Quota: ** places
CQ University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver:
OP 19 Rank 63
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
University of Queensland – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver:
OP 12 Rank 77
Prerequisites:
English (4,SA); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4,SA)
Quota: ** places
University of South Queensland – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver:
OP 16 Rank 68
Prerequisites:
English (4,SA)
Quota: ** places

New South Wales (UAC)
University of Sydney – Bachelor of Health Science or Science or Arts/Master of Nursing
School Leaver: ATAR of 85
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
Charles Sturt University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 70
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of New England – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 72.55

Graduate Entry:Enrolled nurse with medication endorsement.
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Technology Sydney – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 83.05

Graduate:To be eligible for the B Nursing (Accelerated Program: Graduate Entry), applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor’s degree in health, human bioscience or social sciences (or overseas equivalent), within the past seven years.
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Western Sydney – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 78.5 Normal and 90.8 for Advanced
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Wollongong – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 70
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
Southern Cross University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 68
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Canberra – Bachelor of Nursing

School leaver: ATAR of 65
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Canberra – Bachelor of Nursing

School leaver: ATAR of 65
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places
University of Newcastle – Bachelor of Nursing

School leaver: ATAR of 68.15
Prerequisites:
Currently no secondary school subjects are prerequisites for admission
Quota: ** places

Victoria (VTAC)
Australian Catholic University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 64.2 for normal nursing and 80 for Advanced Leadership
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
Deakin University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 79.85
Prerequisites:
Units 3 and 4–mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Quota: ** places
Monash University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 78.25
Prerequisites:
Units 1 and 2–general mathematics or mathematical methods (either), or Units 3 and 4–mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Quota: ** places
RMIT University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 66.6
Prerequisites:
Units 1 and 2–Mathematics (any) and Units 3 and 4–English (any).

Quota: ** places
Holmesglen University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: **
Prerequisites:
Units 3 and 4–mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 25 in English (any).

Quota: ** places
University Of Ballarat – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 50
Prerequisites:
Units 1 and 2–general mathematics or mathematical methods, or Units 3 and 4 mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4–any two units of biology, chemistry, health and human development, physics, psychology and a study score of at least 25 in English (any).

Quota: ** places
Victoria University- Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: ATAR of 60
Prerequisites:
Units 1 and 2–mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (any) and a study score of at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, health and human development, mathematics (any), physics or psychology.

Quota: ** places
La Trobe University – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: Rank 55.65 * depends on campus, metro Melbourne campus has a much higher requirement
Prerequisites:
English (Standard) or English (Advanced) (Band 3) or English as a Second Language (Band 4) and (Band 2) in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Quota: ** places

South Australia (SATAC)
University of Adeliade – Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:None
Quota: ** places
Flinders University- Bachelor of Nursing

School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
Charles Darwin University- Bachelor of Nursing

School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places

Western Australia (TISC)
Murdoch University- Bachelor of Nursing
School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
Curtin University- Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places
ECU- Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

School leaver: Rank **
Prerequisites:
None
Quota: ** places

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