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Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

  • ID:HI610003
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12/Matriculation or overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects including mathematics and a minimum ‘Credit’ grade (or equivalent) in English.

  • Advanced standing: You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience.

English Requirements

  • The IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components

  • The OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components

  • The PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills

  • The TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test, Listening: 24, Reading: 24, Writing: 27, Speaking: 23

Other Requirements

  • Students must be 18 at the time of course commencement

  • A background in a relevant health science or closely related area is recommended.

  • Prior to undertaking clinical placement, students must complete a National Police Records Check, a Police Records Check from their overseas country of residence (English translation), a Working with Children Check and be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status.

  • Students will be registered by Holmesglen with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Course Information

At Holmesglen, we develop professionals who have valuable skills and knowledge, and are known for their culturally sensitive client care, safe and ethical clinical reasoning, and advanced communication skills.

You are prepared for practice through a combination of on-campus theory and the latest simulation activities that are delivered in our state-of-the-art simulation apartments and clinical wards. At our Moorabbin campus health precinct, we have invested over $5 million creating the highest standard of health training equipment and facilities in Victoria. Holmesglen students spend a lot of time simulating real nursing practices in a safe learning environment. With a focus on inter-professional learning, you will develop valuable skills to operate as part of a healthcare team.

Your supported clinical practice will take place in a variety of healthcare settings throughout Victoria. You will be exposed to clinical practice early in the course, through a range of clinical placements including aged care, acute and sub-acute, community, mental health, paediatric and high-dependency nursing.

All academic staff in the Bachelor of Nursing have relevant industry/professional experience and higher education teaching experience.

CRICOS 103159J

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Course structure

Mode of study Full-time, on-campus, face-to-face delivery.

All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Higher Education Orientation.

Major studies

Acute care nursing, aged care, communication, community nursing, comprehensive acute and chronic nursing care, ethics and law, health and wellbeing , human biology, indigenous health, mental health nursing, paediatric nursing, palliative care, pharmacology, rehabilitation therapies, research and evidence-based practice, society and culture.

Clinical placement
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing undertake 880 hours of supervised clinical practice across the three years of the program. Students encounter a variety of clinical settings including aged care, rehabilitation, community settings, mental health, paediatric, high dependency and acute medical surgical wards in both metropolitan and regional hospitals and health care services.

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Nursing, you must successfully complete 144 credit points comprising 24 core subjects. Subjects are organised into three themes of study - Nursing Theory and Concepts, Integrated Clinical Practice and Professional Perspectives. Students also study an integrated Bioscience subject in the first year of the program.


  • Nursing 1: The individual, health and communication

  • Bioscience foundations 1

  • Integrated clinical practice 1

  • Professional studies 1 The health context and nursing profession

  • Nursing 2: Foundations of care

  • Bioscience foundations 2

  • Integrated clinical practice 2

  • Professional studies 2: Law and ethics

  • Nursing 3: Nursing care A

  • Integrated and supportive care A: Care of the older person and rehabilitation

  • Integrated clinical practice 3

  • Professional studies 3: Research in nursing

  • Nursing 4: Nursing care B

  • Integrated and supportive care B: Mental health

  • Integrated clinical practice 4

  • Professional studies 4: Indigenous culture and health

  • Nursing 5: Nursing care C – Living with chronic, complex illness and disability

  • Integrated and supportive care C: Primary health and community nursing

  • Integrated clinical practice 5

  • Professional studies 5: Readiness for practice A

  • Nursing 6: Nursing care D – Clinical deterioration

  • Integrative and supportive care D: Care of the younger person

  • Integrated clinical practice 6

  • Professional studies 6: Readiness for practice B

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OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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