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Nursing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Fremantle, Australia
The Bachelor of Nursing prepares students as beginning practitioners to work in a variety of hospital and primary health care settings through problem solving, evidence based practice and a strong emphasis on clinical experience, with Nursing students completing the highest number of practical hours in the state throughout their course. 
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The three year Bachelor of Nursing course is fully accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and 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 380 hours of intensive clinical practice each year in a variety of hospital, community and primary health care settings, where they are mentored by experienced Registered Nurses. Practicum experiences total 1120 hours throughout the degree, which is considerably more than other university nursing courses.

At the cornerstone of the Bachelor of Nursing degree at Notre Dame is a commitment to equip students with the skills and confidence to work in a variety of health care settings upon graduation. It is envisaged that graduates of this course are capable of providing high quality care in a compassionate, respectful and just manner.

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.


Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • 3 Core Curriculum Units
  • 24 Nursing Units

Including units such as: Developmental Psychology; Mental Health; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Chronic Care; Rural Health; Public Health and Promotion; Paediatrics and Adolescent Health

  • 2 Elective Nursing Units

Chosen from the following: Palliative Care; Maternal Care; Advanced Mental Health; Global Health; The Nurse as a Clinical Educator; Advanced Wound Care

  • 6 Practical Placement Units
One clinical unit is completed each semester, total of 1120 hours. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 032049G
  • Personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential
  • Contribution to church, school and community life
  • Academic record
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35458 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35458 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16029 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16029 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 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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