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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

7000
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1; Session 2 201830; 201860
Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus

Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Nursing is a leading course in nursing and health education in Australia, preparing you for future practice in a range of settings and specialisations. You will benefit from CSU's strong industry links and ties to regional communities across NSW. 

Practical learning from the beginning

We will support you to develop the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills needed to become a registered nurse – this includes 20 weeks of clinical practice in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities in rural and regional areas.

Professional understanding

As a nurse, you will be an advocate for your patient's care and healing. Patient care requires a holistic approach, and this course provides you with the skills and understanding you will need in the workplace. CSU's nursing course will give you an understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures, international and national perspectives of primary health care, law, mental health nursing, aged care nursing, family health care, chronic and acute care and much more.

Professional affiliations

CSU has strong links with the Western, Far Western and Murrumbidgee Local Health Districts of New South Wales. These affiliations provide the opportunity for you to gain real-world practical experience and ensure course material is industry-relevant.

International placements

Explore exciting international study opportunities as a CSU nursing student with overseas clinical placements available. Possible destinations include India, Thailand, Samoa and the Philippines.

Take it further

All CSU Bachelor of Nursing graduates can undertake further study if they wish to specialise. Opportunities include clinical nursing specialities, nurse practitioner, research, midwifery, leadership and management and clinical education; the opportunities are endless.

This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

This course is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education. The course was accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) in November 2014 for a five year period and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Students studying this course will be required to undertake workplace learning in various health care facilities that could be in the community, primary health care facilities or hospitals. The hours of workplace learning required will depend on whether credit has been awarded and is variable between subjects. Study within the University is closely integrated with practical experience gained within a variety of health care facilities.

Whilst attending workplace learning, you will work as part of the health care or nursing team and deliver nursing care under the supervision and guidance of your clinical supervisor or facilitator. Clinical supervisors and facilitators are experienced registered nurses who will supervise and guide you during workplace learning experiences.

Workplace learning experiences can range in length from two to four weeks. Students are responsible for costs of accommodation and travel to the allocated facilities and are required to purchase and wear the CSU uniform whilst attending workplace learning.

Students also experience hands-on learning during practical sessions within various subjects conducted in CSU's simulated work spaces.

Clinical placements will take place at various times during Session 1 [PDF] and Session 2 [PDF] 2017 depending on subjects and study mode.

Immunisation

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

Further information is available from NSW Health.

Working with Children Check

Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

First Aid Certificate

All students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate, obtained at their own cost, from an accredited body (Workcover  approved) before undertaking any workplace learning. The Senior First Aid Certificate must be current for the duration of the course.

If you are an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse or Paramedic you may instead provide documentation from a current employer which indicates evidence of competency based CPR accreditation.

NOTE: As many courses include workplace learning in the first session, students are advised to complete their First Aid Certificate prior to commencement of their first year of study.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

At the point of applying for registration as a Registered Nurse (RN), graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing must supply evidence of good character to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Evidence of any history of criminal convictions indicating any driving offences (for example, speeding) must be notified to the Board at the time of applying for registration as a nurse (parking tickets are not of interest).

For more information, refer to the Board's requirements for registration.

The current Bachelor of Nursing was listed by the Nurses and Midwives Board on the recommendation of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council from 1 November 2014 to 1 November 2019 as an approved program of study leading to general registration.

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component.

NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Online students attend compulsory residential schools held on CSU's campuses for some nursing and science subjects. Residential schools range from one to four days for each subject. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they are able to attend all compulsory residential schools and block clinical placements.

Please check with the University for residential school dates and locations prior to making your application to ensure you will be able to attend. Residential schools are a requirement for successful completion of the related subject. Residential school periods are normally February, April, June/July and August depending on which subjects you are enrolled in.

As a guide, you can view the PDF calendar for Sessions 1 and 2 2017 here

The following subjects will have a compulsory residential school component:

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - 89.9% of CSU Nursing graduates find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating

Career opportunities

CSU's Bachelor of Nursing graduates are recognised for their skills and professionalism. Many CSU-trained nurses have received overseas recognition and now work internationally. 

Public and private healthcare facilities

From emergency situations to post-procedure care, nurses are needed in public and private hospitals and health facilities, community health centres, defence forces, primary and secondary industries, insurance, workplace health and safety.

Improve patient care

Use your skills to conduct research to improve and advance patient care practice.

Specialise

After graduating with a CSU Bachelor of Nursing, you have the opportunity to specialise in any area of nursing that interests you.

CSU's Bachelor of Nursing graduates are recognised for their skills and professionalism. Many CSU-trained nurses have received overseas recognition and now work internationally. 

Public and private healthcare facilities

From emergency situations to post-procedure care, nurses are needed in public and private hospitals and health facilities, community health centres, defence forces, primary and secondary industries, insurance, workplace health and safety.

Improve patient care

Use your skills to conduct research to improve and advance patient care practice.

Specialise

After graduating with a CSU Bachelor of Nursing, you have the opportunity to specialise in any area of nursing that interests you.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Australian Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses

Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses who also hold:

  • TAFE Diploma of Nursing Course No. 4393 and Diploma of Nursing Course Nos. HLT51607 or HLT51612 will receive a 72 point credit package
  • TAFE Certificate IV Course No. 3262 (2008 and beyond) will receive a 40 point credit package
  • TAFE Certificate IV Course No. 3228 (prior to 2008) will receive a 24 point credit package or 32 point credit package with Enrolled / Division 2 Nurse endorsement.

Students who have completed Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse qualifications at TAFE and other institutions outside NSW will have their application for credit assessed on an individual basis by the Undergraduate Program Leader.

Other educational institutions

Students with qualifications from other educational institutions may be awarded credit for one or more subjects. Students will need to provide certified academic transcripts demonstrating successful completion of subjects along with associated documentation that establishes material studied is relevant to a CSU Bachelor of Nursing subject.

To find out which subjects you may be exempt from, visit Nursing in the CSU Handbook.

Students who have previously completed part or all of a tertiary course may be eligible for credit, as per CSU Credit Regulations.

The following credit packages apply for Enrolled Division 2 Nurses entering the Bachelor of Nursing.

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Diploma of Nursing NSW TAFE Course No 4393 Diploma of Nursing Course Nos. HLT51607 and HLT51612

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Certificate IV (2008 and beyond): Course No. 3262
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228 + Medication Endorsement
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills

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Fees and course offerings

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Bachelor of Nursing

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year part-time ( points)

8 Points

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Nursing specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Abbey Jones - Bachelor of Nursing

"The thing I like best is the flexibility CSU offers and that I can get a very high-standard education while pursuing other things that are important to me. I would recommend CSU in a heartbeat."

Abbey Jones - Bachelor of Nursing

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The current Bachelor of Nursing was listed by the Nurses and Midwives Board on the recommendation of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council from 1 November 2014 to 1 November 2019 as an approved program of study leading to general registration.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The Bachelor of Nursing course is of 192 points duration, comprising the following 8 and 16 point subjects:
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Key Subjects
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)

FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Enrolled Nurse Diploma of Nursing HLT51607 and HLT51612
Session 2 (Mid Year intake only)
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 3
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Session 4
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
Session 5
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 6
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Enrolled Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW 2008 and beyond.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning
Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care:  Acute Care (16 point)
Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Enrolled Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW prior to 2008.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Enrolled Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW prior to 2008  + Medication Endorsement
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 5
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
Session 6
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
Session 7
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 8
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice
Session 9
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
Session 10
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 points)

PART-TIME STUDENTS
Session 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
Session 2
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
Session 4
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
Session 5
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 6
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 7
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
Session 8
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Care (16 point)
Session 9
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 10
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice
Session 11
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
Session 12
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete all core subjects up to a total of 192 points.

The BN has been designed to integrate theory and practice and constructively align course and subject outcomes with authentic assessment tasks and learning and teaching activities. The student prior to completion of the course must demonstrate the achievement of the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse which will be assessed  by a Registered Nurse using the National Competency Assessment Schedule (NCAS).

Additional Graduation Requirements

N/A

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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