Bachelor of Nursing
Deakin’s Bachelor of Nursing gives you the knowledge, skills and ethical understanding you need to become a competent and successful registered nurse – launching you into a career where you can make a real difference. This course prepares you to provide high-quality, safe, patient-centred care in a range of settings.
Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout every trimester of the course, totalling over 800 hours. These practical placements support and consolidate your learning and are undertaken in various metropolitan, regional and rural health care settings under the supervision of qualified practitioners across disciplines including acute and sub-acute care, surgical care, aged care and paediatrics. When you’re not on placement, development of your practical skills continues in our purpose-built clinical simulation spaces, which replicate real-world hospital and community settings with state-of-the-art equipment.
Ready to get hands-on experience in a clinical setting as soon as you begin studying?
Under the supervision of registered nurses, you will gain real-world experience by working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams across areas including:
- acute/sub-acute care
- medical and surgical care
- aged care
- community nursing
- mental health nursing.
Clinical placements are conducted throughout your course beginning in Trimester 1 of your first year. This early exposure to the clinical environment gives you extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills under the supervision of registered nurses and enables you to experience being part of a multidisciplinary health care team. You will gain clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing and mental health nursing. These may be undertaken in hospitals and community health care centres in metropolitan, rural and regional areas.
The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.
Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions. The 94 hectare site is approximately five kilometres from the centre of Warrnambool CBD, serviced by the Princes Highway and by its own railway station and bus services. Warrnambool has a population of about 34,000 and is roughly 250 kilometres west of Melbourne.
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
As a Deakin nursing graduate, you will be highly sought-after for your nursing and health sector knowledge, communication skills, professionalism and ability to provide personal, evidence-based care – which is why we are proud to record a high graduate employment rate of over 95%*.
As a registered nurse, you can pursue career opportunities around the world in a range of work settings, including:
- aged care settings
- community health centres
- government agencies and private industries.
Given nursing is a diverse profession with a number of specialities practises areas available, it is expected that graduates will look at continuing professional development throughout their careers. This may include postgraduate degrees and/or research degrees, including master’s degrees and PhDs.
- Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
- Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- (standard class XII):- 65%
When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
- award certificates
- academic transcripts
- formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.
Mandatory student checks
In accordance with the Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.
In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students are also required to declare their immunization status to satisfy the requirements of health organizations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organization may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunization status is not satisfactory to the health organization.
The essential knowledge, skills, and capabilities are required to undertake and successfully complete the undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses and to practice safely as a registered nurse and/or midwife.
- Course Code: 018327G
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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