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  • The Bachelor of Nursing provides a combination of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical
    experiences to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career
    in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates
    with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to
    changes in the health care system.
    Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based
    reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic
    care to patients, coordinate and lead nursing care for individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective person-centred outcomes.

    Major areas of study:
    The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and
    provides content and clinical experiences in:
    Professional areas (theory and practice)
    Biological sciences
    Social sciences.

    Professional recognition:
    The degree is accredited by the Australian Nursing and
    Midwifery Accreditation Council and provides the necessary
    qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.

    Professional placement:
    Supervised clinical placements provide students with
    experiences of nursing (totalling 840 hours) in settings
    relevant to their areas of study in public and private hospitals
    and health agencies. This may include acute and low care
    health facilities; community settings; mental health facilities;
    extended residential aged care; general practitioner (GP)
    clinics; health promotion and education; intensive care; health
    clinics; accident and emergency; palliative care; primary health
    care settings and related nursing and health services within
    metropolitan, regional and rural areas throughout New South
    Wales and Queensland and may include national or international
    opportunities. For more information, including prerequisites and
    inherent requirements for attending placements, visit:
    www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements

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