Enrolled nursing pathway
Looking to advance your nursing career? Consider upgrading your enrolled nursing qualifications to become a registered nurse by pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Wollongong. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality patient care, as well as opportunities for clinical placements to gain hands-on experience. With a Bachelor of Nursing degree from UOW, you'll be well-positioned for a rewarding and fulfilling career in healthcare.
Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121) pathway
Students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121) are eligible to apply for entry into the second year (48 credit points) of the UOW Bachelor of Nursing.
Entry into the second year is not guaranteed as spaces are limited. Students who are awarded entry into second year must hold current registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Students with a package offer will have a guaranteed pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing subject to the successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121) and provide evidence of current NMBA registration with AHPRA and will be granted admission into the second year of the course.
Other Diploma’s or other nursing qualifications
Applicants with any other nursing related qualification should apply for the Bachelor of Nursing and seek credit approval.
You will be required to provide your Academic Transcripts of studies undertaken to date as well as subject descriptions/syllabuses for the faculty to consider.
You may apply for advanced standing through our Credit for Prior Learning form (PDF: 168 KB). You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible after receiving an offer.
Please note that UOW is unable to pre-assess for advanced standing prior to receiving a completed application. Credit for prior learning is determined by the relevant faculty assessment upon making a fully documented application.
Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 or HLT54121 pathway
Upon the completion of the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121), students can apply for either the Bachelor of Nursing program through UOW Apply Online, or the Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses - HLT54115 Dip Nursing Entry) program through UAC.
For us to assess your eligibility, you will need to include in your application your Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration number and documentation supporting your successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121). Please ensure you submit this documentation before the 13 January, 2024. Students who don't provide the documentation by the deadline will not be assessed for 2024 entry into the second year.
Students with a package offer will have a guaranteed pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing. Applicants will need to successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121) and provide evidence of current NMBA registration with AHPRA and will be granted admission into the second year of the course. If you receive a package offer, your Bachelor of Nursing course will be subject to the conditions outlined in your offer letter.
Other Diploma’s or other nursing qualifications
Students with other nursing diploma’s or qualifications are invited to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing via UOW Apply Online and apply for credit (advanced standing) for subjects that you may have already completed.
Please see the Course Handbook for information on the course structure, practicals, placements and the subjects you will study in the Bachelor of Nursing degree.
This course offers one intake per year commencing in the Autumn session.
The Bachelor of Nursing, year 2 and year 3, works on an extended academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid December.
Students entering via the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115 or HLT54121) must attend a compulsory orientation on Friday the 19th of January 2024. The orientation session will consist of a 1-hour Zoom session and online activities.
Please see the Key Dates page for more information on intakes, session dates, and application closing dates.
During the course, you will attend practical work experience in hospitals, aged care, and community facilities. You will be immersed in the field of nursing where you will care for people, putting into practice what you have learned in simulated tutorials.
Please visit the Nursing Placement page for detailed information about health-related placements.
It’s very daunting when you first go into the hospital system without any knowledge. It’s very in-your-face, so the workplace experience we got in the Diploma of Nursing helps a lot. I am now working in the industry, studying a Bachelor of Nursing at UOW to be a Registered Nurse and looking at what I want to do next.