Course Description

If you have a passion for caring for people, this course will let you experience world-class learning in a supportive environment to help you become a Registered Nurse. You’ll learn about the professional aspects of nursing and also study the psychosocial and biological sciences.
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’ll gain valuable experience in state-of-the-art learning facilities that include clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.
As part of the course, you’ll complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA. You could even have the opportunity to travel overseas for clinical placements in Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom.
You can complete your Nursing degree in three years of full-time study or within six years of part-time study.
When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for registration in the Registered Nurse Category of the Register at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia.
Once you have successfully completed the degree and are eligible for registration as a nurse in Australia, you're accredited to work internationally. There are no limitations – it's a blanket accreditation.
This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Murdoch Admission Information - Nursing
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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.