Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]

Become a nurse with expertise in the delivery of effective nursing care, with a particular focus on rural and remote healthcare needs. Communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and plan and implement contemporary care at both an individual and community level. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Division 1) registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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This course requires some on-campus attendance by online students.


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July
  • Mackay: February, July
  • Mount Isa: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

3.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements


Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Biology, Chemistry and one of General Maths, Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316139
  • 316031
  • 326031
  • 336031
  • 346031

Course detail

Real stories

  • Ailee Hookey.


    Ailee Hookey

    Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]

    My journey with ɫӰ has been a lifechanging experience. The lecturers genuinely care and go above and beyond for us. As a science enthusiast, the microbiology, anatomy and physiology labs were the highlight of my first year, and the Indigenous Education and Research Centre has played an essential role in my success.

  • Jaise Jaimon.


    Jaise Jaimon

    Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]

    With a unique emphasis on rural and remote healthcare, ɫӰ equips me for real-world challenges, making me confident in my abilities as a nursing student. The dedicated faculty and enriching community environment are crucial to my professional and personal growth, helping me become a competent and compassionate nurse.

  • Melanie Elloy.


    Melanie Elloy  

    Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]

    As a mature student, going to uni was the best decision I have ever made. ɫӰ has allowed me to make new friends and learn valuable skills from lecturers who are healthcare professionals, while receiving the best support and guidance. Now, I am kicking goals and making my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse a reality.

  • Lecturer Nursing & Midwifery


    Julie Shepherd

    Nursing and Midwifery

    As a Nurse educator, I can help you to engage in your learning, inspire you to be your best and transform you from being ordinary to being great! If your dream is to have a career in nursing then ɫӰ is the place where your dreams really do come true.

  • Clinical Facilitator, Mater Health


    Hannah Smith

    Clinical Facilitator, Mater Health

    When we have hired ɫӰ graduates, it has been the confidence in their ability to transition into the role of registered nurse that often stands out. Due to the close collaboration of ɫӰ and the Mater, having them here on staff is like welcoming family.