Bachelor of Nursing
Embark on a flexible and fulfilling career in nursing
The Bachelor of Nursing degree prepares you for the nursing profession as a registered nurse through a combination of coursework, clinical simulation in well-resourced on-campus nursing laboratories and quality clinical experience in a wide variety of health care settings.
Almost 50 percent of the program is devoted to clinical practice within simulated on-campus labs or in health care settings, including large metropolitan hospitals, mental health services, regional health care services, aged care settings, community health services, specialty clinics and rehabilitation centres.
You will gain practical skills in addition to a comprehensive theoretical body of knowledge and the development of a full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed to function as an effective practitioner.
Fast track your study
Our Bachelor of Nursing is the only degree in Queensland that offers an accelerated option that enables students who start in Semester 1 to study over summer and finish the six semesters of the program in two years.
A flexible delivery option is available to eligible students, which allows the on-campus component to be studied in intensive residential schools each semester, combined with online delivery and face-to-face clinical experience.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing you will have the skills required to work as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse or Nurse Unit Manager in a multitude of settings in Australia or overseas including public and private hospitals, community health, mental health, aged care, home health care, indigenous health, occupational health, rural practice and overseas nursing.
This program is also a pathway to graduate-entry midwifery and mental health programs and other specialties within nursing and health care.
The Bachelor of Nursing at USQ is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and is listed as an approved program with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulating Authority (AHPRA).