Bachelor of NursingProgram details
Graduate with the theoretical and clinical skills to start your career as a registered nurse.
This program consists of theoretical and practical content which will develop your skills and enable you to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.
Major areas of study include foundational nursing care, acute care nursing, and mental health nursing.
Theoretical content is supported with nursing practice laboratories, clinical simulation and clinical practice.
Other areas of study include anatomy and physiology and complex care nursing in both acute care and mental health settings with an emphasis on research-based practice.
RMIT’s nursing program prepares you for diverse and complex healthcare environments through academic excellence, innovative research and clinical practice.
Major areas of study include:
- anatomy and physiology
- community care nursing
- foundational nursing care
- continuing care nursing
- high dependency nursing
- medical surgical nursing
- mental health nursing
This degree features:
- clinical practice in each year, in a range of clinical settings across metropolitan and rural areas
- clinical laboratories, giving you extended access to the labs to practise your nursing skills
- mental health nursing courses
- a core indigenous health course
- professional development support to prepare you for graduate employment
How you will learn
You'll study biosciences, fundamentals of nursing practice, essentials of health care in Australia and undertake clinical practice.
You'll extend the knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 and focus on caring for people in acute care settings, such as medical, surgical and mental health nursing.
You'll acquire further knowledge and skills in general and more specialised areas of nursing practice. A professional development seminar will prepare you for working as a registered nurse.
You will also have the opportunity to select one elective in an area that interests you for a broader learning experience. Program elective examples:
- Palliative Care
- Health and Physical Assessment
- Introduction to Advanced Speciality Nursing
- Paediatric Nursing
Plan code BP032P04 is available only to VCE graduates who meet the entry requirements.
Plan code BP032P04D2 is available only to students who have completed the following prerequisites:
- Successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing within the last 5 years,
- Enrolled Nurse/Division 2 Nursing registration with AHPRA.
Jody Leah Kielblock
Jody Leah Kielblock has made the most of her time at RMIT completing a Diploma in Nursing and now a Bachelor of Nursing.
For nursing student Peter Hamilton, clinical placements in acute care, rehabilitation, mental health and aged care nursing have given him valuable practical experience before he graduates.