Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Nursing



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 $32,160 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake Feb/March & July
Next Available Intake Feb/March 2024
Application Deadline Variable*


The Bachelor of Nursing program at Charles Sturt University is a contemporary and competitive course developed in close association with the industry. If you’re looking to pursue a career in nursing with high school or college studies, or if you’re are looking to upgrade your current qualification to become an RN, this course is a great option for you. Charles Sturt nursing graduates are highly sought after and have excellent job prospects in both metropolitan and rural areas.

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, workplace health and safety.

Improve patient care
Use your knowledge and skills to conduct research and improve and advance patient care practice.


Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Nursing is a leading course in nursing and health education in Australia. You’ll benefit from the university’s strong industry links and ties to regional and metropolitan communities across New South Wales.

As a Charles Sturt student, you will be supported so you can develop the knowledge, attitudes and practical skills needed to become a registered nurse—including a minimum of 800 hours of workplace learning in healthcare facilities in rural, regional, and metropolitan areas.

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.

International placements
Explore exciting international study opportunities as a Charles Sturt nursing student with overseas professional international placement available. Possible destinations include India, Thailand, Samoa, Peru and the Philippines.

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.