Applicants applying who are health care professionals with AHPRA registration (for example Diploma of Nursing qualifications) must apply for SATAC code 104841 for Casuarina Campus and Online or 164081 for Sydney Campus.
The Diploma of Health Care/Bachelor of Nursing is a combined course that will see you graduate with two qualifications in the same time it takes to complete one.
The Diploma of Health Care is integrated into the Bachelor of Nursing and will be awarded after your first year of study, which means you'll hold a qualification and can start working in the health sector while you finish your degree.
The Bachelor of Nursing is a professionally-accredited degree and will qualify you to work as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) in Australia. It is recognised as as an approved program of study recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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/.
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.
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/.
Course transfer into the Bachelor of Nursing is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process.