Course Description

Would you like to build a career out of making a difference to people’s lives? Nurses do just that by providing healthcare in times of need – from acute health issues in emergency departments to home visits that assist the elderly to remain in their homes for longer.
Combine the professional person-centred approach of nursing with psychosocial and biological sciences as you learn the skills needed to become a Registered Nurse. You’ll also be equipped with lifetime access to a web-based ePortfolio, to showcase your knowledge and experience to prospective employees when you graduate.
You can complete your Nursing degree in three years of full-time study or within six years of part-time study.
6 reasons to study Nursing

Gain experience in state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.
Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.
You’ll have the opportunity to apply to travel overseas for clinical placements in, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Have access to our nursing eportfolio learning program to track continuing professional development throughout your degree.
Gain industry recognised badges as you progress through the Patient Safety Competency Framework in Communication, Vital Signs, Assessment, Asepsis, and Medical Calculation and Administration.
Learn from award-winning academics who have years of industry, research and teaching experience.

Some of the things you’ll learn

complexities of health and illness across the lifespan
case-based inquiry
clinical practice skills
Indigenous health and cultural diversity
policy and procedure for professional practice (law ethics and competency standards for the registered nurse).

Your future career
Once you are registered to practice as a nurse you can pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including business, health and research.
Careers could include:

Acute Care Nurse
Aged Care Nurse
Community Nurse
Mental Health Nurse.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 81.1% (national average 58.8%)
Improved skills: 92.2% (national average 82.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 92.1% (national average 78.6%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 66.3% (national average 80.1%)
Studying full time: 4.1% (national average 4.0%)
Median full time salary: $62,000 (national average $58,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: B1335

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 70