The University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Nursing



University Location Newcastle, New South Wales
City Population 446,000
Student Population 37,000
Int'l Student Population 7,000
Main Campus Callaghan (Newcastle)
Program Campus Callaghan
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $37,450 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*


Studying a Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Newcastle (UON) will give you the opportunity to undertake a wide range of courses in health and medicine. You will have the opportunity to study your nursing courses in face-to face learning and online. In addition to theoretical learning, a UON nursing degree offers plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and placements.

Be inspired by Newcastle’s enthusiastic and experienced clinical educators and internationally ranked researchers who bring their courses to life and share their love of learning. The university’s teaching excellence ensures you will gain the knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning in preparation for the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the nursing profession and nursing research.

You can study courses in areas that include nursing theory and practice in

  • primary, secondary and tertiary nursing;
  • aged care;
  • mental health;
  • human bioscience.


Over the course of the Bachelor of Nursing program, you will complete 800 hours in a range of diverse clinical contexts including, but not limited to, primary health care services, community centres, residential aged-care contexts, mental health services and acute care hospitals throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) sites.

Hands-on clinical experience is undertaken initially in the laboratories and simulation units on campus and then in actual health care contexts. Graduates will be well-prepared clinically and academically for rewarding careers in a wide variety of health settings.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with a 75% average or higher in your final year of studies with biology and/or chemistry, general English and general maths. You are expected to have suitable computer skills, including word processing, email, web and web searching.


Admission Timeline

*Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible