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Griffith University Nursing School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Nursing

University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Program: Bachelor of Nursing
University Location: Gold Coast, Australia
City Population: 590,000
Student Population: 50,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast or Brisbane, Queensland
Program Duration: 3 years
Trimester Intake: February
Next Intake: February 2020
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $30,000 AUD (2019)

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University has a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning.

The Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to the development of nursing and midwifery practice, theory and research that transforms lives and health care. Griffith develops remarkable graduates with a solution-focused philosophy who make a positive difference in nursing, midwifery and healthcare, transforming the lives of those in their care.

Griffith University nursing students will develop their skills through clinical placements across the health sector and will have opportunities to undertake rural, remote and overseas placements.

Clinical placements are an integral component of the Bachelor of Nursing that allows students to link theory to practice in a meaningful way.


Unique Features of the Program

Griffith Nursing aims to be a global leader in education and research scholarship in nursing and midwifery. Specifically, the School of Nursing and Midwifery would like to be recognised for

  • developing person-centred, clinically competent, critical thinking, research informed graduates who provide safe, quality, compassionate care in an ever-changing healthcare environment;
  • developing and delivering innovative, flexible evidence-based education that prepares graduates to be life-long learners to address professional challenges in a wide range of health care settings locally, nationally or internationally; and
  • fostering and developing the capacity of nursing and midwifery academics to have impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities in their given research fields.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Practicing in Australia

Graduates of the Griffith Nursing School's Bachelor of Nursing can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.

Returning to Canada to Practice

All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence.

For information about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website.


Admissions Criteria/Entry requirements for Canadians

Eligible applicants must have completed a high school diploma.


Total Number of Places in the Program: 700 - 800

Number of Places for International Students: approximately 165

Application Deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by the university to submit their applications a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Meghan Strank

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