• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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This four-year (full-time) course incorporates an advanced honours year as part of the program and offers an additional year of both clinical practice and research over and above the standard Bachelor of Nursing course.

As part of your training, you will use the latest cutting-edge technology to simulate real-life situations and benefit from ground-breaking interactive and online practice methods. You will also undertake clinical placement experience across a broad range of healthcare service providers across all four years of your course, starting from your first semester onwards.

In your final year, you’ll also undertake a research project and thesis related to an area of clinical interest with the full support and encouragement of academic mentors.

Study a Bachelor of Nursing Advanced from University of Canberra and you will:

  • acquire foundation knowledge and skills to provide safe, sensitive, effective and holistic nursing care to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • learn through a concept-based teaching approach integrating the science, ethics and aesthetics of contemporary nursing practice
  • understand and apply nursing management principles in a range of settings including primary healthcare and health promotion, long-term and residential care, mental health, acute and critical care, rural and remote services, and policy development
  • develop and broaden your knowledge, skills and attitude to work and prepare for real-world clinical practice
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan
  • participate in clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures and seminars with face-to-face and online teaching
  • undertake professional practice to ensure readiness for employment as a beginning nurse clinician.


The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum sixteen semesters.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning 
  • Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues 
  • Ethics and Law for Health Professionals 
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Foundations of Professional Planning 
  • Foundations for Professional Practice
  • Narratives of Illness and Well-being 
  • Clinical Governance 
  • Therapeutic Use of Self 

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

  • Bachelor of Nursing Advanced ATAR 80 + (or Credit/ GPA average 5.0 if student is enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing).
CRICOS Code: 095046M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 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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