Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)



Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationCampbelltown; Parramatta; Hawkesbury; Liverpool
Duration 3F 
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn)
UAC Code720168 [Liverpool]; 720170 [Campbelltown]; 720172 [Hawkesbury]; 720174 [Parramatta]
Entrance RankNew Course [Liverpool]; 90.00 ATAR [Campbelltown]; 90.00 ATAR [Hawkesbury]; 90.00 ATAR [Parramatta]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.



Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationCampbelltown; Parramatta; Hawkesbury; Liverpool
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn)
Course Code4693.3 [CRICOS Code 063558G] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


The Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) course has been designed to develop our future nursing leaders and researchers. If you have a strong interest in, and aptitude for nursing, and are interested in a career involving leadership in research and practice, this course has been designed for you.

The course aims to challenge and further develop your leadership capacity through participation in: advanced coursework, extension activities, research training and enhanced professional practice opportunities.

A mentoring program will link you with experienced academic staff and research groups within the University.

This will allow you to take part in the University's research activities. Aspects of the advanced coursework and extension activities will involve advanced nursing strategies and opportunities to work collaboratively with other members of
the multidisciplinary health care team. 

The course is offered in full-time mode only. You must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of equal or above 5.5 to remain in the course. If you do not maintain this average you will be transferred to the Bachelor of Nursing.

The course follows the pattern described for Bachelor of Nursing, so in addition to research, all nursing career practice areas are open to the graduates of this degree.

Practical Experience

Integrated throughout the course are scheduled placements in a range of health facilities and community settings. These will provide you with a variety of clinical experiences, opportunities to practice and to consider career options as a graduate nurse.

Special and Inherent Requirements

Access information about the the Bachelor of Nursing special requirements.

Inherent requirements are the fundamental parts of a course or unit that must be met by all our students. They are the abilities, knowledge and skills you need to complete the course. Find out about the inherent requirements for undergraduate Nursing.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities for Nursing Graduates

Registered Nurse

  • acute care hospitals
  • community health
  • paediatric health
  • mental health care services
  • disability services
  • rehabilitation services
  • aged care services

  • operating theatres
  • emergency or trauma units
  • forensic, drug, alcohol, and occupational health
  • palliative care
  • oncology
  • nursing education
  • child and adolescent health

Academic Profile

Doctor Stephen McNally


I have enjoyed my academic tenure for 20+ years and in the process gained a PhD in Emergency NurseTriage Education. Many students have discussed with me the value that they place on my strong commitment to maintaining clinical currency and expertise especially in Emergency Nursing.  I believe that this is a particularly important aspect that enriches and validates my teaching and acknowledges the fact that my stud…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.