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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health

  • Bachelor

Combine nursing and public health to work in areas such as nursing, Indigenous health, community health, or developing programs to improve population health.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
HL16, 077687E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
$8,600 per year / $34,400 total

About this course

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of this course can apply nursing knowledge and skills to public health areas such as Indigenous health, population health issues and risk factors for illness. Professionals who are skilled across these disciplines can choose to work as a nurse in the clinical environment or as a public health professional, implementing new ways to improve community health.

Graduates may also work in non-government and community organisations in roles that focus on advocacy for minority groups, or as consultants and project officers in international health agencies. Roles may include health promotion officers, school health educators, assistant epidemiologists, researchers, state and national health program managers and health policy officers.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Graduates are eligible for membership to the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Possible careers
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Community Health Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Public Health Officer

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 OP 5 Selection rank 92 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 6 Selection rank 89 OP 6 Selection rank 89 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 10 Selection rank 79 OP 7 Selection rank 87

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

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