Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Nursing

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Orange, New South Wales
City Population 38,000
Student Population 42,300 (across all campuses)
Main Campus Orange
Program Campus Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Dubbo; Wagga Wagga
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$32,160 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake Feb/March & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing program at Charles Sturt University is a contemporary and competitive course developed in close association with the industry, and has led the way for nurses for more than 40 years. As an undergraduate nursing student, you’ll be part of the university’s proud nursing tradition, joining the ranks of Charles Sturt University graduates across Australia who are known for their resilience, versatility, and adaptability. You’ll graduate industry-ready and prepared for your role as a registered nurse.

Program

Charles Sturt University’s accredited Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you for the healthcare workforce, and you’ll benefit from strong industry links and ties to regional and metropolitan communities across New South Wales. Patient care requires a holistic approach, and this course provides you with the theory, skills, and understanding you’ll need in the workplace.

You’ll work in a broad range of contexts and with patients across the lifespan, graduating as a competent and adaptable registered nurse. You’ll be able to think creatively and critically, and be a reflective and ethical practitioner, educator and facilitator. You’ll advocate for patient health and well-being.

Patient care requires a holistic approach, and this course provides you with the theory, skills and understanding you’ll need in the workplace. This course also gives you an understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures, international and national perspectives of primary healthcare, law, mental health nursing, aged care nursing, family healthcare, chronic and acute care, and much more.

Practical Placements
The Bachelor of Nursing supports students to undertake at least 800 hours of workplace learning in an exciting range of authentic healthcare settings.

Build Professional Capacity
During your bachelor’s degree in nursing you’ll work in a broad range of contexts and with patients across the lifespan, graduating as a competent and adaptable registered nurse. You’ll be able to think creatively and critically, and be a reflective and ethical practitioner, educator, and facilitator. You’ll also advocate for patient health and well-being.

Industry Partnerships
Charles Sturt University has strong links with the Western, Far Western, Murrumbidgee, and Mid-North Coast Local Health Districts of New South Wales. These affiliations provide the opportunity to gain real-world practical experience and ensure the program is relevant to the industry and serves contemporary nursing needs.

Career Opportunities
Charles Sturt Bachelor of Nursing graduates are recognized for their critical thinking, diversity, and professionalism. Many Charles Sturt University-educated nurses have received overseas recognition and now work internationally. When you graduate, you’ll be a registered nurse ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers:

  • Work in public and private healthcare facilities – From emergency situations to post-procedure care, nurses are needed in public and private hospitals and health facilities, community health centres, defence forces, primary and secondary industries, insurance, justice health, mental health, and workplace health and safety.
  • Improve patient care – Use your knowledge and skills to conduct research and improve and advance patient care practice.
  • Specialize – After graduating with the Bachelor of Nursing, you have the opportunity to specialize in any area of nursing that interests you.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a minimum 72% average.

Admission Timeline

*Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis. You are encouraged to apply a minimum of 6 months prior to the program’s start date.