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Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)

Flinders nursing is packed with industry experience and placement opportunities. Our focus is to develop you into a registered nurse who is reflective about their practice and has well-developed clinical reasoning skills and a commitment to lifelong learning. Flinders is No. 1 in SA for Nursing (2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, public SA-founded universities only).

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 65
CRICOS code: 005195K
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Nursing at Flinders

  • Cover the fundamental requirements to be eligible to apply for registration as a practising nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Option to undertake your studies at a rural campus in the Riverland or a metropolitan campus at Bedford Park
  • Gain an innovative practice-based education from award-winning teachers in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Flinders has been a leading provider of nursing education and research for 40 years and is internationally recognised

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Professional experience placements prepare you for the workplace, both simulated in state-of-the-art laboratories and in clinical venues in rural and metropolitan South Australia.

What you will need

In order to complete the degree, you will need to fulfil the following preclinical placement requirements to undertake compulsory clinical placements:

  • National Criminal and Relevant History Screenings
  • Deed Poll
  • Immunisation
  • Basic Emergency Life Support
  • Manual Handling
  • SA Health Online Orientation Package
  • Hand Hygiene Online Orientation
  • BloodSafe Online module
  • PrePlace Online Orientation
  • Needlestick Injuries Online Package
  • Fitness to Undertake Placement Declaration.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduate-registered nurses can apply for competitive programs in public and private hospitals to assist in their first year of practice, with clinical rotations, preceptorship, and educational support throughout their progression.

Potential occupations include registered nursing positions in a range of setting such as:

  • medical/surgical
  • emergency
  • mental health
  • aged care
  • community health and general practice.

Potential employers include:

  • community health
  • aged care
  • intensive care
  • emergency departments
  • mental health
  • paediatrics and cardiac care.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council  until 22/12/2025. Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as registered nurses