If nursing is your calling, this degree will provide you with both the theory and clinical skills to realise your ambition. Not only will you undertake clinical placements, our state-of-the-art clinical simulation technology will prepare you for working on a hospital ward before you even set foot in one. Western is ranked number one for Nursing in Australia (CWUR 2017), and in the world's Top 100 (QS Top Universities 2018).
Note: The duration for studying this course Online is 4 years full-time.
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The heart of healthcare
Western’s Bachelor of Nursing uses a primary healthcare framework for teaching, which means your study will combine inquiry-based learning and evidence-based practice. Our nursing degree also shows you how to apply physical and behavioural sciences to nursing, while you explore the best ways in which to care for individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Develop your clinical skills in one of our innovative clinical practice units, located at four of our campuses, and benefit from our strong partnerships with local health districts in Greater Western Sydney.
Over the course of your degree, you will also be placed in a range of real-world health and community settings, including aged-care facilities, hospitals, GP practices, and community health teams.
This degree has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwives Board Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia.
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).
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus, Online
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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Become a registered nurse in areas like:
- Community health
- Emergency or trauma units
- Drug and alcohol health
- Occupational health
- Palliative care
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Acute Care Nurses
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 Nurse
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.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.
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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Other study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.