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Flinders University

Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)

Sturt Rd, Bedford Park SA 5042, Australia


3-4 years

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 62.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration) is for students with no previous formal nursing qualifications, for enrolled nurses and/or for psychiatric/mental health/mental deficiency nurses who would like to become eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (refer to Professional recognition/membership for further information).

Students in this course are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements. 

You will:

  • be introduced to clinical practice together with the scientific basis of nursing,  communication for practice, research skills and the role of the nurse in the health care system
  • develop nursing skills and relate all aspects of body function with nursing practice, and continue gaining clinical experience in various health care settings  
  • explore complex health issues in nursing such as Indigenous health issues, nursing in a sociopolitical context and mental illness, alcohol tobacco and other drugs.

Our aim is to prepare nurses who are reflective about practice and have well-developed clinical reasoning skills. 

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Nursing?

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. 

Modern nurses play an important role in health promotion, maintenance and education, as well as in traditional patient care and the restoration of health. 

Why study Nursing at Flinders? 

  • Our School of Nursing & Midwifery has been at the forefront of innovation and development in Australia for many years and is internationally recognised for its high quality programs in nursing and midwifery education.
  • Our programs address health issues, midwifery and nursing care practice across the life span in home, community and institutional settings.
  • Our staff come from diverse backgrounds and have many years of experience in a range of clinical specialties, sciences, humanities and law. Six of whom have won Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Awards.
  • We offer innovative practice-based education and aim to connect research, practice and teaching so that each informs the other. 
  • We work closely with external clinical and community agency partners to create a curriculum and student practice that are informed by primary health care principles and demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism.

Professional recognition/membership

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

More information...

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Nursing degree?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students

You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications

International students

View the Entry and English requirements

Additional requirements:


  • must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.


Contact & Location


Sturt Rd, Bedford Park SA 5042, Australia