Course Description

The Bachelor of Nursing (H3D) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing health care environment. With this highly regarded three year degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

On campus in Launceston you will be supported by a well-equipped simulated learning environment and during the course you'll be given the opportunity to undertake work placements in both rural and metropolitan healthcare facilities. You will develop the knowledge and skills – and perhaps most importantly, the attitude – needed to offer the highest quality health care. You will learn the best practices for the provision of patient-centred care, safety and quality in practice, and research and evidence based practice in nursing.

As an accredited course, once you graduate from this program you will have the knowledge and practical skills to register as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The Bachelor of Nursing can be completed in two years with the Fast Track degree. We have fully accredited courses at our Hobart and Sydney campuses (Rozelle and Darlinghurst) for eligible students.

Please note: the Fast Track courses are highly competitive and non-transferable.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,950 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 67.1% (national average 58.8%)
Improved skills: 81.1% (national average 82.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.3% (national average 78.6%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 82.3% (national average 80.1%)
Studying full time: 6.8% (national average 4.0%)
Median full time salary: $62,600 (national average $58,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: H3D

Entry Requirements

If you’re interested in studying the Bachelor of Nursing (H3D), you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

If you’ve just finished school

An ATAR score of 65 or higher. This course does not have pre-requisite subjects, however suggested TCE subjects are English, Science and Humanities.

If you’re a mature age student

You will need to meet the University general entry requirements.

Student Registration Requirements

All students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program are required, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via