This program is designed for people with a relevant Australian Bachelors degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters degree, or nursing degree from another country. You will gain access to state-of-the-art clinical simulation technology and innovative teaching at a university ranked number one for Nursing in Australia (CWUR 2017), and in the world's Top 100 (QS 2020).
Please note: additional English language proficiency requirements set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) must be declared and met before you are eligible to commence study in the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) at Western Sydney University.
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.
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).
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As a Nursing graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Community health
- Disability services
- Rehabilitation services
- Research and Education
- Policy development
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Acute Care Nurse
Acute Care Nurses provide intensive short-term care for patients, such as during recovery from surgery or for an urgent medical condition. Acute care is challenging and, as a front line care position, you will be need to be prepared for diverse situations every day.
Paediatric nurses care for children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.
Mental Health Nurse
Mental Health Nurses care for patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.
Perioperative and Theatre Nurse
Perioperative and Theatre Nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery. They assesses patients' condition, plan nursing care, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery.
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses care for people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. They can also care for patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist patients with disabilities to live more independently.
Aged Care Nurses
Aged Care Nurses care for the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.
Nurse Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising nurses also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of nursing students, the training of new graduate nurses or nurses new to the workplace.
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.
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.