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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Nursing

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Sydney (CSP)
164081
590113
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104841
590600
Online (CSP)
104841
590600
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Perth
103121A
CDU Sydney
103128E
Casuarina campus
103121A
Course duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
International online
No

Domestic students
Semester 1: the Semester 1 intake is available at Casuarina and Sydney campuses and externally online.
Semester 2: the Semester 2 intake is only available externally online.
External: this course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements for simulation blocks.
Batchelor: Indigenous students are able to undertake a number of units internally at Batchelor Institute.

International students
This course is available to International students in Semester 1 only at Casuarina, Perth and Sydney campuses.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WNUR01

Award
Bachelor of Nursing
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health
Nursing and Midwifery

The Bachelor of Nursing is a professionally-accredited degree that qualifies you to register as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) in Australia. It is recognised as an approved program of study by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

At CDU, you can study a Bachelor of Nursing online or on campus, part-time or full-time. You will join a cohort of more than 4,000 nursing students across Australia, enjoy flexible study, and learn from nursing experts.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be ready to work as a safe, collaborative, articulate and ethical registered nurse. This course will prepare you to be responsive to local, national and regional healthcare needs, and aware of emerging global healthcare trends.

Studying a Bachelor of Nursing online

CDU is one of the largest providers of online nursing degrees. We were among the first universities in Australia to offer a Bachelor of Nursing online, and we have been delivering distance education for more than 30 years.

As an online nursing student, you'll have access to 24/7 technical and academic support, an easy-to-use online learning platform, and be supported with placements and practical training close to your home.

Online study is only available to domestic students (Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, and holders of Australian humanitarian visas).

Practical Training

In order to complete the Bachelor of Nursing and qualify as a Registered Nurse , you're required to undertake two types of practical training: simulation blocks and supervised clinical placements.

You will complete three one-week simulation blocks (one for each year of study). These must be completed full-time and on campus at one of CDU's many simulation suites located across Australia. We have a simulation suite in Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth.

You will also complete 880 hours of supervised clinical placements across the three years of the course. These will take place in a variety of healthcare settings. If you're studying a Bachelor of Nursing online with CDU, we will endeavour to organise placements close to your home.

As Bachelor of Nursing student, you may also have the opportunity to broaden your global outlook with additional international study tours and exchanges.

English Language Requirements

In order to register as a nurse or midwife in Australia, you're required to meet the English language requirements laid out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. This applies to all initial registrations, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas. Find out more: the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

Safe Practice

In order to study nursing and practice safely, you will need to have an inherent set of qualities. Nursing needs a degree of physical strength and mobility, endurance, communication and cognitive abilities. If you feel you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements, you are encouraged discuss these with the Bachelor of Nursing Course Coordinator before enrolling in the course.

Reporting Obligations

Under the national Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, CDU is required to register nursing students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to notify AHPRA if a student has or develops a health impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm. More information from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in public and private hospitals and medical clinics in areas such as mental health, community health, acute and chronic care.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Licensing Authority (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).

Credit transfers and pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
472 52.0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study 290 32.0
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
58 6.0
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

44 5.0
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 N/P
International students 38 4.0
All students 903 99.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

Nursing students must meet a specific level of English language proficiency before they start in a course.

You can show English language proficiency by:

  • completing a declaration that English is your primary language, or
  • sitting an English language proficiency test.

All applicants are required to meet the English Language Skills Registration Standard as outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/.

Applicants will be required to submit the following via their UAC/SATAC application to demonstrate they meet the above standard prior to being included in offer rounds in one of the following ways:

1. PRIMARY LANGUAGE PATHWAY:

A signed English Language Declaration indicating the following:

  1. English is their primary language; and
  2. They have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country*, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.

*Recognised countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and USA.

OR

2. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST PATHWAY

Applicants have achieved and can supply evidence of the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores
    Band score of 7.0 in all bands
    (IELTS Indicator test is not accepted)
  • TOEFL Minimum Scores
    Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening
    (TOEFL Home edition test is not accepted)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores
    Overall score of 65 AND Skills profile of 65 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening
  • Occupational English Test (OET)
    A minimum result of B/score of 350 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

TOEFL Home edition and IELTS Indicator tests are not accepted for entry to Nursing and Midwifery courses

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either:

  • providing a declaration that English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of continuous education that is equivalent to secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries*, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.
    (*recognised countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America)
  • undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.
IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall pass of 65 and 65 across all modules (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 94 and a minimum 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Results can be combined from a maximum of two tests undertaken within six months.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Pre-clinical requirements:

You must provide proof that you have met all university and State/Territory pre-clinical requirements before starting clinical placements. These requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • immunisation requirements
  • Senior First Aid qualification
  • annual criminal record checks
  • working with children clearances
  • fitness-to-practice requirements

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer 13.00 60.80
Median rank to receive an offer 66.55 72.45
Highest rank to receive an offer 98.45 99.95

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Course structure

Twenty-one (21) compulsory core units provide students with essential knowledge that underpins a population health and person-centred approach to nursing practice when caring for people with acute and chronic health problems. The specialist elective unit provides greater depth of knowledge and allows students to study a generalised or specialty subjects in which they have a specific interest.

In 2022 simulation blocks will be offered at Darwin and Sydney Campuses and also in Perth and Melbourne.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(21 units)
240cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below.

NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021)
NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing (simulation block)
NUR131 Professional Practice
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice
NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing (simulation block)
NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3) (20cp)
NUR366 Complex Care (20cp) (simulation block)
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability
NUR369 Nursing Practice Project
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5 (20cp)

Electives
(0 units)
0cp

There are no Elective units available in this course.

  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in SEMESTER 1

FULL-TIME and PART-TIME
The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 with:

(a) No previous nursing qualifications; or
(b) Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

and enrolling in a standard FULL-TIME or PART-TIME load.

It is recommended students follow one of the recommended plans below.

  • seek advice from the Course Coordinator if you need to deviate from one of the recommended plans; and
  • always check the assumed knowledge and pre-requisite unit requirements for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. NUR252.
  • regularly check your academic progress in your CDU MyStudentInfo account.
     
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective PR = Practical Required

1.1 (a) FULL-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing* CO NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CO
NUR131 Professional Practice CO NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021) CO
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice CO NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1** PR
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
Year 3
NUR366 Complex Care* (20cp) CO NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

1.1 (b) PART-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
NUR131 Professional Practice CO NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CO
Year 2
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice CO NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021) CO
NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing* CO NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1** PR
Year 3
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
Year 4
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR
Year 5
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
Year 6
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.
 

1.2 (a) FULL-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
Year 2
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

1.2 (b) PART-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice PR
Year 2
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR
Year 3
NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

INTERNATIONAL (Offshore) commencement 2021

The following revised study plan is for International students commencing in 2021 who are unable to be on campus at the commencement of Semester 1 due to travel restrictions.

1.3 (a) FULL-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Study Period 1 (January 2022
Year 1 (revised for SS 2020)
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1** CO
NUR131 Professional Practice CO NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CO    
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice CO NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021) CO    
    NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing* CO    
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO    
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2**      
SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) CO    
NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO    
Year 3
NUR366 Complex Care* (20cp) CO NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO    
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  CO    
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) CO    

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

Students Commencing in SEMESTER 2

FULL-TIME and PART-TIME
The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for domestic students commencing externally online in Semester 2 with:

(a) No previous nursing qualifications; or
(b) Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

and enrolling in a standard FULL-TIME or PART-TIME load.

It is recommended students follow one of the recommended plans below.

  • seek advice from the Course Coordinator if you need to deviate from one of the recommended plans; and
  • always check the assumed knowledge and pre-requisite unit requirements for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. NUR252.
  • regularly check your academic progress in your CDU MyStudentInfo account.
     
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective PR = Practical Required

2.1 (a) FULL-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  CO SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO
  CO NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CO
  CO NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021) CO
  CO NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing* CO
Year 2
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
NUR131 Professional Practice CO SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice CO SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO
NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1** PR NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
Year 3
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR366 Complex Care* (20cp) CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO    
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR    
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR    

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

2.1 (b) PART-TIME no previous nursing qualifications 

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  CO SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO
  CO NUR135 Primary Health Care (replaces NUR115 from 2021) CO
Year 2
NUR131 Professional Practice CO NUR130 Introduction to Health and Wellbeing* CO
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO NUR133 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CO
Year 3
NUR132 Communication for Person-centred Practice CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
NUR134 Professional Experience Placement 1** PR SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO
Year 4
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
Year 5
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** CO NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
Year 6
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO
Year 7
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR    

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.
 

2.2 (a) FULL-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258 are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
    SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
    SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO
    NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
Year 3
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO    
NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR    
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR    

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

2.2 (b) PART-TIME with Diploma Enrolled Nursing qualifications

NUR257 and NUR258  are co-requisites – students must enrol in both units for the same study period

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
  CO NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Practice CO
  CO SBI241 Pathophysiology for Healthcare CO
Year 2
NUR252 Digital Technology in Healthcare CO NUR255 Challenges to Health and Wellbeing* CO
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
Year 3
NUR257 Professional Experience Placement 2** PR NUR366 Complex Care * (20cp) CO
NUR258 Mental Health (Theory and Placement 3)** (20cp) PR NUR369 Nursing Practice Project CO
Year 4
NUR367 Leadership for Nursing Practice CO NUR370 Professional Experience Placement 4**  PR
NUR368 Global Health: Social Justice and Sustainability CO
Year 5
NUR410 Professional Experience Placement 5** (20cp) PR    

* Simulation block: Students are required to attend a 32 hour (4 days) on-campus simulation block as a part of this unit.
** Work Integrated Learning: Students are required to attend the clinical placement hours as allocated by CDU Placement Office.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, TAS or NSW.

 

 

 

SATAC

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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