Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

The three year Bachelor of Nursing course is fully accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council which offers a formal curriculum while placing strong emphasis on clinical experience.

The course focuses on the nurse-patient relationship and is highly practical in its orientation. Nursing students undertake a comprehensive university program, including specialist nursing studies, behavioural and health science, professional development and the compulsory Core Curriculum units. Students also undertake 400 hours of clinical practice each year in a variety of hospital, community and primary health care settings, where they are mentored by experienced Registered Nurses.

It is envisaged that graduates of this course are capable of providing high quality care in a compassionate, respectful and just manner.

At the cornerstone of the Bachelor of Nursing degree at Notre Dame is a commitment to equipping students with the skills and confidence to work in a variety of health care settings upon graduation. This is facilitated by intensive practicum experiences totaling 1120 hours throughout the degree.

The University of Notre Dame Australia accepts only a limited number of students into the Nursing course each year which enables all students to be placed in an appropriate hospital or health care setting for the practicum experience. The extensive support received from the nursing profession in Western Australia has enabled the course to be developed to meet, and in many cases, exceed professional standards.

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Course Bachelor of Nursing
Duration 3 years full-time
Practicum 1120 hrs
Recommended Year 12 Subjects Tertiary entrance level English, Human Biological Sciences and Mathematics
Campus Fremantle (also available at Sydney)
Study Mode Full-time
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Outline of Studies

The Notre Dame School of Nursing seeks to equip students with a broad theoretical base that complements the comprehensive clinical component. The course is designed to provide a basis for future self–development and enables students to develop skills in all fields of health delivery.

Graduates of this course are capable of providing high quality care in a compassionate, ethical and respectful manner. Over the course of the three-year degree, students will complete a minimum of 1120 hours of clinical practice in a variety of hospital, community and health care settings, where experienced registered nurses mentor them.

A graduate will be eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Nursing) and become a practising Registered Nurse in any area of nursing as a beginning practitioner.
Career Opportunities
Bachelor of Nursing graduates will be eligible to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and will be able to practise in most clinical settings. Graduates can practise in many different specialties and areas including:
  • aged care and community nursing
  • critical care
  • developmental disabilities
  • medical and surgical nursing
  • nursing specialties (e.g. urology, orthopaedics, oncology)
  • paediatrics
  • rehabilitation
  • research