Nursing courses

4.45 out of 5 from 11 reviews
Ranked #21 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
Brisbane
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

ACU is the largest provider of nurses in Australia. Our close links with hospitals and health care partners guarantee clinical experience in diverse settings. The Bachelor of Nursing develops caring professional nurses who are proactive and adaptable, competent and ethical clinicians, and creative and critical thinkers.

Across the course theory will be consistently embedded in clinical practice through the inclusion of one Integrating Practice unit every semester. Clinical placement areas include aged care, community nursing, high dependency nursing, medical/surgical nursing, mental health, paediatrics, palliative care, and perioperative nursing. You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Pending meeting local registration requirements, Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers as a Registered Nurse within the health care industry including:

aged care nursing
community care nursing
medical/surgical nursing
mental health nursing
paediatric nursing
Careers

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Nursing Australian Catholic University - ACU based on 11 reviews
Rating
4.45
Job prospects
4.73
Teachers
4.64
Course work
4.27
Time worthy
4.27
Money Worthy
4.27



Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Hands on experience in prac in hospitals. Some good teachers for the labs and tutorials. Made some great friends. Got some great references from placement in experienced rns

Negatives: Wish there were summer semesters to fast track degree. More in hospital experience and less in uni would be better. Figure a way...

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May 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Studying what interests me, great field of work/team work

Negatives: Requires a lot of time & dedication

My advice to future students is: Only do it if you’re passionate!

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May 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: You are very hands on and they really help you

Negatives: No

My advice to future students is: Show up to lectures

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April 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: great campus, easy access (with the shuttle from chermside). really enjoying the course at the moment

Negatives: group assignment 😂

My advice to future students is: be effective in time management. attend all the tutorials and lectures

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: 1) the support you get is amazing. A few people have been to other units and they’ve said ACU support and connection with students is amazing which it is
2) the content is informal. Although it may be boring they make sure you know it to be a better future nurse
3) not sure if it’s like this in other unis but w...

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April 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: lots of hands on prac work which helps me to feel more prepared for our placements

Negatives: i do a 12hr day of study once a week

My advice to future students is: focus in class and do your assignments early

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April 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: It’s very practical and very strict to pick the best students competent to be nurses

Negatives: Lazy Placement dates during exams

My advice to future students is: If you struggle first year, you’re going to fail the next few years

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Start doing hands on work, case scenarios and acting out real life situations from the very beginning of the course

Negatives: Having to do a religious subject which isn't very relevant to nursing, due to attending a catholic university

My advice to future students is: Keep on top of your work, contribute a l...

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April 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The course is very in depth and knowledgeable. It all prepares you for being a nurse.

Negatives: Placement schedules and assignments overload

My advice to future students is: Make sure you study and don’t fall behind. Try and organise everything will in advance

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April 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The practical side is my favourite. I’m able to put the things I have learnt during the semester into practice. Which helps in giving me an insight into what nursing actually is.

Negatives: The unnecessary units that I have to complete. The ones that have no influence on my chosen profession at all

My advice ...

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