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Bachelor of Nursing Science
Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Nursing Science

  • ID:USC610037
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • be at least 18 years old when you start study

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects)

  • Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3

English Requirement 

IELTS (Academic)       

  • Overall score of 7.0 with minimum 7 in each subtest


  • TOEFL iBT - overall score of 98, with 27 for writing, 24 for listening and reading, and 23 for speaking

Pearson Test of English         

  • Overall score of 65 with no subscore less than 65

Occupational English Test (OET)    

  • An overall pass with no subscore less than B

Language of Instruction English (LOI)       

  • Applicants must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America.

  • LoI English will not be considered for primary/secondary school studies undertaken in countries that don’t appear in this list. Post-secondary study will not be considered from any country.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3   

  • EAP 3 is no longer available as a direct pathway into Nursing programs. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements outright are encouraged to enrol into EAP 3 to prepare them for a formal English language test (i.e. one of the tests mentioned in this table) onshore. Students completing EAP 3 will need to achieve the required English test score before they can progress into their USC Nursing program.

Course Information

Pursue your passion for health care and helping people through nursing while developing your scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and evidence-based practice.

You’ll receive plenty of hands-on experience, preparing you for work in the healthcare industry when you graduate.

After completing our program, you may apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

On completion of your nursing program you will be required to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standards including English Language Skills and Criminal History. Please review these standards on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website: NMBA registration standards.

In this program you will:

  • Gain practical skills through 800 hours of nursing placement experience in clinical settings

  • Learn about anatomy and physiology

  • Understand the different health requirements for people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Appreciate cultural differences in delivering health care

  • Work with registered nurses, who will teach you latest techniques for health care

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Nurse in acute care, community, regional and remote, mental health, Indigenous health or aged care.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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