Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

The heart of healthcare

Care and compassion are at the heart of everything you do. Successful completion of a relevant undergraduate degree allows you to undertake a shortened program of study in nursing through the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry). It also enables you to apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia.

Using a primary healthcare framework, this program combines theory, critical thinking and reflective practice, while also applying physical and behavioural sciences to nursing. You will study using evidence-based practice principles, and explore the best ways in which to care for individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds.

You will also put theory into action at Western’s state-of-the-art on-campus simulated clinical practice settings, as well as undertaking placements in a range of health facilities and community settings.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) has accreditation and approval from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). ANMAC is a partner board of the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA).

Learn from the best

Number one Nursing School in Australia (by Centre for World University Rankings - CWUR), and in the Top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking).

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $39,200*

Delivery: On campus



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"The teaching staff and other available resources will help you achieve your best results and prepare you for employment."

— Nicholas Knithakis. Bachelor of Nursing.

Clinical Practice Units

Western’s CPUs are designed to simulate a contemporary hospital ward setting. They all contain teaching and practice rooms, a simulation room and a control room.

Real-world experience

Throughout your Nursing degree, you get practical experience in four to six-week blocks.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.