The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Nursing

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.5 million
Student Population 55,044
Int'l Student Population 21,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$43,200 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline November 29*
International Places No set quota

Overview

The University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Nursing is a respected and innovative program developed in consultation with healthcare professionals. It takes a narrative and inquiry-based approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical placements in major hospitals.

UQ partners with several hospitals in South East Queensland including the Mater Hospitals (South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland), Ipswich Hospital, Logan Hospital, Redland Hospital, and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital, and aged-care nursing homes.

Program

As a UQ nursing student, you will consolidate your skills and develop your confidence through extended specialist clinical placements in your final year, in areas such as aged care, critical care, emergency medicine, mental health, rural health, and pediatrics.

  • Start your practical experience in your first year, where you’ll undertake rostered clinical placement shifts and clinical skills simulations.
  • Consolidate your knowledge and skills through extended clinical placements in your final year—streamlining your transition from student to registered nurse.
  • Become a competent, capable, and caring professional registered nurse who works in partnership with patients and healthcare consumers.

Clinical Placements
You’ll undertake up to 880 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organizations. You will have the opportunity during your placements to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life setting. You’ll start your clinical placements in the first year of the program. Over the first 2 years, you’ll l normally complete multiple shorter placements involving 8-hour shifts and in the final year you will complete extended, full-time clinical placements.

A dedicated team will help you arrange your placement. In addition to your placement hospitals, you can expect to undertake your studies at the St Lucia campus, the Francis Baron Burnett Simulation Centre and Greenslopes Hospital, or the Mater Hospital at South Brisbane.

 

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have completed a high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 73% in the best five or six Grade 12 Courses (depending on province). If you have completed post-secondary studies at the college and/or university level, those grades will also be considered.

Grade 12 English (Units 3 & 4, C) is required; one of biology, chemistry, or physics is strongly recommended.

Admission Timeline

*While he University of Queensland has a general application deadline of November 29 each year, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.