Bachelor of Nursing

Program code

1161

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

9

OP 2019

81

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Diploma

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

How to apply

Admission requirements

The University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.

This program is not available to applicants who hold a qualification in Nursing acceptable for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Internationally Qualified Nurses must demonstrate recency of practice (within a period of five years) and have unconditional registration in the country where their original registration was obtained.

Advanced standing pathway (Trimester 1 intake only)

Applicants for the Advanced standing pathway must hold:

  • a Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian Education Provider
  • or are Endorsed Enrolled Nurses registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Admission to the Advanced standing pathway is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. These applicants will be required to complete an additional selection test.

Trimester 2 intake: Applicants must hold a Diploma of Health Care from Griffith College or be an Internationally Qualified Nurse and provide documentary evidence with their application.

QTAC application information from 2021
Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

A summary of the 2018 student profile for this program can be found on the QTAC website. The OP/Rank profile is located on the Admissions criteria tab.

Trimester 1 intake

OP 1 to 6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Selection for admission to an undergraduate degree is made on the basis of academic merit.

Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. The minimum requirement for eligibility for admission is completion of Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.

Prerequisites for admission may be specified in terms of levels of achievement in particular Year 12 subjects. Prerequisite conditions may be satisfied by other study or experience which is considered to be equivalent to the Year 12 prerequisites. More information is available on the Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge website.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Advanced standing pathway (Trimester 1-2020 applications close on 21 October 2019)

The OP 1 to 6 Guarantee does not apply to this pathway.

This pathway is available to applicants who hold a Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian Education Provider or are Endorsed Enrolled Nurses registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Note: Admission to the Advanced standing pathway is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. These applicants will be required to complete an additional selection test.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Note: Applicants are not permitted to defer an offer. Should you be unable to accept an offer, you must re-apply for entry in the following year.

Trimester 2 intake

Trimester 2 intake is available to students with one of the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Health Care (from Griffith College)
  • Internationally Qualified Nurses

Trimester 2 applicants with any of the above listed qualifications can apply directly to Griffith University for entry into this program. Direct admission is for Trimester 2 intake applicants only.

Check the eligibility requirements in the sections on this webpage and phone 1800 677 728 to discuss your eligibility.


Language requirements

English language requirements apply to applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum scores in each section of the test:
    • 24 for listening | 24 for reading | 27 for writing | 23 for speaking.

Note: We will only accept TOEFL results from one test sitting OR a maximum of two test sittings in a six month period only if the following criteria are met:

  • A minimum total score of 94 is achieved in each sitting and the applicant achieves a minimum score of 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking across the two sittings and no score in any of the sections is below:
    • 20 for listening | 19 for reading | 24 for writing | 20 for speaking.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

The Direct Entry Program (DEP) pathway is not accepted for this program.

Applicants should refer to the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy (and Schedule A) for further information.

QTAC application information

Bachelor of Nursing - Trimester 1 intake only
OP *
9
Rank *
81
VET Qualification
Diploma
QTAC code

225312

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Prerequisites

English (4SA)

* The above score and ranks are from the 2019 admissions round and represent the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made. Selection ranks can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only. Applicants with VET qualifications may not be offered a place if the lowest selection rank is higher than the equivalent rank for the VET qualification. Quotas may apply to this program.

Bachelor of Nursing - Advanced Standing (Trimester 1-2020 applications close on 21 October 2019)
OP *
Does not apply
Rank *
Does not apply
QTAC code

225332

Duration

2 years full-time

Prerequisites

English (4SA)

* The above score and ranks are from the 2019 admissions round and represent the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made. Selection ranks can change from year to year and should be used as a guide only. Applicants with VET qualifications may not be offered a place if the lowest selection rank is higher than the equivalent rank for the VET qualification. Quotas may apply to this program.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Additional credit information

Students who hold unrestricted registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing for the first year courses in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Internationally Qualified Nurses who have demonstrated recency of clinical nursing practice (within five years), have unconditional registration in the country where their original registration was obtained and who meet the English language requirements of the program, will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing for the first year courses in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Students who have successfully completed a Diploma of Nursing at an accredited Australian educational provider will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing for the first year courses in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Students who have successfully completed a Diploma of Health Care at Griffith College will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing towards the Bachelor of Nursing program (70 credit points for first year courses excluding 1809NRS Effective Nursing Practice and 1 x 10 credit point free-choice elective course).