Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery
- Gain knowledge and professional recognition across two programs.
- Start your practical experience in your first year, where you'll undertake rostered clinical placement shifts and clinical skills simulations.
- Consolidate your knowledge and skills through extended clinical placements in your final year, streamlining your transition from student to registered nurse.
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
Placements and work experience
You will commence your clinical placements in the first year of the program. Over the first three years of the program you will normally complete multiple shorter placements incorporating 8-hour shifts and in the final year you will complete extended full time clinical placements in Nursing and Midwifery. Further information about placement providers can be found here.
Further details can be found on the placements website website .
What you'll study
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Registered nurse
- Registered nurse (aged care)
- Community midwife
- Registered nurse (community health)
- International aid worker
- Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
- Antenatal midwife
- Registered nurse (child and family health)
Next steps after graduation
When you graduate, you are responsible for your own registration as a health professional with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
You can generally submit a graduate application for registration about six weeks before receiving your final results. After your results are released and you’ve received your completion letter confirming you have completed the requirements of your course, your faculty or school will send your details to AHPRA. AHPRA can then finalise your application.
Contact your faculty if you have any questions about your details being provided to AHPRA. You can also check the status of your application directly with AHPRA.
The Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery is accredited by:
- Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council
- General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.
PTE Academic - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.
Bridging English (BE) results, CES, BEP, and OET not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the BNursing/Midwifery for Semester 1, 2023
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Number of students
|Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
- Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $80 per year)
- Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
- First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $130 renewed every 3 years)
- Police check for criminal history ($45)
- A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased through the School.
- Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.
Domestic places in the Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.