Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration] [Mixed-mode]

Pursue your passion for a career in healthcare without compromising on lifestyle, with the flexibility of online study. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Division 1) registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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#1 in Queensland

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Fast Facts


This course requires some on-campus attendance by online students.


  • Online: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load


3 years full-time

3.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.45

Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Biology, Chemistry and one of General Maths, Mathematical Methods, or Specialists Maths (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316139

Course detail

Real stories

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (External) student Andrew Naughton.


    Andrew Naughton

    Bachelor of Nursing Science (External)

    The flexibility of watching lectures and completing course content in my own time around work commitments was extremely convenient. I enjoyed the camaraderie and lifelong friendships established with other external students through participation in collaborate sessions, residential schools, and group assessment tasks.

  • Ivy Hodges  Student, Bachelor of Nursing Science


    Ivy Hodges

    Bachelor of Nursing Science

    Doing my three-week placement in Weipa made me more drawn to becoming a rural and remote nurse and giving back to my people. I was able to have a more hands-on experience: applying cultural competencies and applying competent nursing skills to my people. This made me realise my potential as a future registered nurse.

  • Lecturer Nursing & Midwifery


    Julie Shepherd

    Nursing and Midwifery

    As a Nurse educator, I can help you to engage in your learning, inspire you to be your best and transform you from being ordinary to being great! If your dream is to have a career in nursing then JCU is the place where your dreams really do come true.