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Bachelor of Nursing Brisbane: Explore your Child’s Options!

In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Nursing. Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.

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A Bachelor of Nursing degree is a qualification that can provide you with opportunities in a range of health service fields. Further education can lead to nursing in specialty areas such as acute nursing, surgical care, midwifery and mental health. If travel is on your agenda, nurses are valued worldwide and many universities offer student exchange programs.

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Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology offers one of the country’s most established Bachelor of Nursing programs. The 3-year full-time course is available at Kelvin Grove and once graduated you’ll be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian College of Nursing.

Studying at the Kelvin Grove campus over 4-years allows the completion of a double degree combining the Bachelor of Nursing with one of the following: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Public Health.

Each semester of study involves clinical practice with placements occurring in hospitals or other health service settings. Additionally, both campuses are equipped with fully operational hospital rooms for training in a life-like environment, using functioning equipment. Students also have 840 hours of clinical placement.

In 2024, an ATAR of 72.00 or higher is required for entry at the Kelvin Grove campus. 2024 tuition costs are $5,600 annually. Fees for 2025 to be confirmed. 

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland currently offers a Bachelor of Nursing as a 3-year full-time course. A dual degree program is available if you wish to graduate from UQ with a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery.

During the program, you will undertake up to 880 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that include hospitals and a variety of health care organisations.

In 2024, an ATAR of 78.00 or higher is required for entry at UQ. Entry requirement includes Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C). It is strongly recommended that students undertake one of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) Biology, Physics, or Chemistry. The annual tuition fees in 2024 are $6,146. 2025 fees are yet to be advised. Head to the UQ website for more information.

Griffith University

A Bachelor of Nursing can be obtained at Griffith University via their Nathan, Gold Coast, and Logan campuses. In 2024, entry required an ATAR of 70.00. The course duration runs for 3-years full-time or 6 years part-time. 

You will develop your skills through clinical placements across the health sector and you will have opportunities to undertake rural, remote, and overseas placements. Compulsory clinical courses begin in Year 1/Trimester 2. An extra year of study can be done to receive Honours. The 2024 annual course fees are $6,500. 2025 fees are yet to be advised.

University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland currently offers a Bachelor of Nursing. In 2024 an ATAR of 65.60 was required and the approximate annual fees were $4,445. Year 12 English is a prerequisite and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Science is recommended, as is Mathematics.

Campus facilities include simulated nursing laboratories and you can expect almost 50% of the program to be clinical practice on campus or in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, aged care facilities, or other specialist clinics. Head to the USQ website for more information on this line of study.

Australian Catholic University 

Australian Catholic University currently offers a Bachelor of Nursing as a 3-year full-time course. In 2024 entry required an ATAR of 61.65 or higher and Year 12 English. The annual tuition fee was $7,051 in 2024. 2025 fees are yet to be advised. 

ACU graduate nurses are held in high regard for their clinical skills, quick thinking, and compassion. The course requires students to complete at least 800 hours of placement making them ready for the workforce.

University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast currently offers a Bachelor of Nursing Science as a 3.3 years full-time course at all its campuses. In 2024 entry required an ATAR of 60.00 for its Sunshine Coast campus. USC recommends students complete Year 12 English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and at least one science subject. 

USC students will get plenty of hands-on experience and theory to back it up. They will also be required to complete 800 hours of placement in a clinical setting. 2024 fees are $6,406. 2025 fees are still to be announced. 

Unable to meet the entry requirements?

If your ATAR score does not qualify you for enrolment in a Bachelor of Nursing course at one of the above universities, other entry options are available. The universities mentioned above all offer bridging programs that can be completed to meet the requirements for course entry. Alternatively, TAFE offers a Diploma of Nursing that can facilitate access to a Bachelor Course and may offer credit once you’ve enrolled in University.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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