Flinders University

Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,000
Int'l Student Population 5,400
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford, Melbourne
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $36,500 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

The Flinders University Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration) will prepare you to develop nursing skills, relate all aspects of body function with nursing practice, and continue gaining clinical experience in various health care settings. You will also explore complex health issues in nursing such as Indigenous health, nursing in a socio-political context, and mental illness. Topics cover areas such as the nursing profession and independent learning, contexts of nursing and primary health care, dimensions of physical and mental health, and pathophysiology and pharmacology.

Program

The aim of the Bachelor of Nursing is to prepare comprehensive nurses who are reflective about their practice, have well-developed clinical reasoning skills and can confidently engage in nursing practice in a variety of environments/contexts, and to provide students with the learning opportunities they need to meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Registered Nurse Accreditation Standards (2012) and achieve the Flinders University graduate qualities.

What you will study
A typical first year may include

  • an introduction to the nursing profession, independent learning and professional practice;
  • core topics in Indigenous health and cultural safety, psychosocial perspectives of health care, physical dimensions of being human, and dimensions of physical and mental health;
  • professional experience placement topics in contexts of nursing and primary health care, and applied science in professional practice.

A typical second year may include

  • core topics in understanding people and the healthcare environment, pathophysiology and pharmacology, dynamics of practice, clinical governance and practice improvement, and integrating theory and practice; and
  • professional experience placement topics in professionalism in action and managing care of clients in different settings.

A typical third year may include

  • core topics in dynamics of practice, and transition to professional practice professional experience; and
  • placement topics in advanced decision-making and practice, and transition to professional practice.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a minimum of 60%. Ontario students will be assessed on their top 6 subjects, while assessment will be based on a cumulative average for other Canadian provinces.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.