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Diploma of Nursing. Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Adelaide, Australia
The Diploma of Nursing leading to the Bachelor of Nursing quips you with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The course focuses on developing caring, reflective practitioners who are able to integrate theory with practice, problem solve and work in a collaborative team environment.
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Employment Outcomes

Career opportunities include working as an Enrolled Nurse. Enrolled Nurses are employed across a variety of health care contexts including acute, community, aged care, residential, rural and remote settings.

Qualifications and Skills Covered

Knowledge and skills will be developed in areas including communication, cultural diversity, law and ethics, anatomy and physiology, acute and chronic health disorders, clinical nursing skills and medication management.

To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 20 core units and 5 elective units.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Administer and monitor medications in the work environment
  • Analyse health information
  • Apply effective communication skills in nursing practice
  • Apply first aid
  • Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
  • Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment
  • Apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis in health
  • Apply understanding of the Australian health care system
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Contribute to client assessment and developing nursing care plans
  • Contribute to the complex nursing care of clients
  • Contribute to WHS processes

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 093597G
  • Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)
  • Any Certificate III or higher
  • SACE Completion or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9648 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28933 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9648 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28933 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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