Nursing - M2006


Bachelor degree

Monash Nursing graduates are sought after worldwide due to the quality of evidence-based teaching and clinical practice experience they receive. The Bachelor of Nursing provides students with the knowledge and clinical skills to provide high-quality nursing care.

You will also have the scope to provide care in multiple settings, including acute care, primary health care, mental health and health promotion. Monash Nursing will prepare you for increasingly complex health care situations in Australia and internationally.

You will gain invaluable skills in clinical decision-making, client care, communication, cultural competence and research, developed through extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings.

This is underpinned and strengthened by Monash University’s links to world-class medical researchers and major teaching hospitals.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to clinical practice, with plenty of opportunities for clinical experience in diverse settings throughout Victoria. You may also take up the opportunity to study and undertake clinical placements in Sweden or the UK, through our successful student exchange programs.

Your clinical and professional skills will be reinforced through time spent working with excellent mentors and students enrolled in other health science courses (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, paramedic practice, medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, social work), enabling you to develop the important capacity for interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.

Very high achieving students can apply for access to our Scholars Program, which provides a range of extracurricular opportunities to engage with research staff and the advanced technical facilities used for research.

Successful completion of the course will lead to eligibility for registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) subject to the graduate also meeting the current NMBA Registration standard: English language skills. Registration with the NMBA is a legal requirement for practising as a registered nurse in Australia.

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Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Scholars Program)
Course Handbook

Deliver collaborative health care

Nurses play an important role in patient care. But it takes a whole team of different health professions working together to get the best outcomes for patients.

“Choosing where to study nursing was easy, as Monash University has one of the best reputations in Australia. The Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) is an amazing place, set up just like a hospital where we practice our clinical skills. It has mannequins for us to practice on, programmed to make noises and exhibit particular symptoms, which is great for enhancing …

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The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash is one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia. Find out why our students chose to study with us.

“The smaller campus experience at Peninsula is fantastic because it has a community feel. I also really enjoy the opportunity we have to socialise and work with students from other allied health courses so that we can begin our interdisciplinary relationships early.” - Paraskevi Loupis

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

English entry requirements

Level D
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65 TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27 Equivalent approved English test

Test result accepted for one sitting


Under certain conditions these English Language Test requirements may be able to be undertaken over two sittings.

Maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if the following 3 requirements are met:

1. Minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting, and

2. Minimum score of 7 in each band across the two sittings, and

3. No score in any band is below 6.5 in either sitting.

Test result accepted for one sitting


Under certain conditions these English Language Test requirements may be able to be undertaken over two sittings.

Maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if the following 3 requirements are met:

1. Minimum overall score of 65 in each sitting, and

2. Achievement of a minimum score of 65 in each of the communicative skills across the two sittings, and

3, No score in any of the communicative skills is below 58 in either sitting.

Test result accepted for one sitting


Under certain conditions these English Language Test requirements may be able to be undertaken over two sittings.

Maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if the following 4 requirements are met:

1. Minimum total score of 98 in one sitting and,

2. Minimum total score of 94 is achieved in other sitting, and

3. Minimum score across the two sittings of:

  • 24 for listening
  • 24 for reading
  • 27 for writing
  • 23 for speaking


4. No score in either sitting in any of the sections is below:

  • 20 for listening
  • 19 for reading
  • 24 for writing
  • 20 for speaking

Occupational English Language Test can be used to meet the ANMAC English registration requirement if applicants meet the Monash Standard English Language requirements:

Minimum score of B in each of the components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

Under certain conditions these English Language Test requirements may be able to be undertaken over two sittings.

Test result accepted for one sitting
Maximum of 2 test sittings in a 6-month period only if the following 2 requirements are met:

1)Minimum score of B in each component across the two sittings,
2)no score in any component of the test is below C
Achieved the standard Monash English entry requirements.
Which includes: A score year 12 English equivalent to VCE 25 in English, or 30 in EAL (or equivalent Monash approved English subject listed on the Undergraduate Entry Requirements Table)
Holds current APHRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse provided study was in an English medium educational institution equivalent to at least 48 Monash credit points (one year of full-time study) at Australian VET diploma level or higher has been completed
Meets Monash University Language of Instruction requirement as specified on the Admissions to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Procedures.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Additional English language proficiency requirement

In addition to meeting the Monash English requirement, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard or hold current registration with APRHA as an Enrolled Nurse.

Nursing English language requirements self declaration

VTAC applicants will be provided this information via the VTAC application process.

Direct applicants will be required to upload the Self Declaration form

Primary language

NMBA requirement is that English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12

Recognised country for this purpose is one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Note these and other countries listed in the Monash Admissions Policy are accepted as meeting the Monash Language of instruction requirement.

English language test

  • Test result - Within 2 years of the course start date.
  • Validity sitting - Within 2 years of the course start date.  Applicants will be able to meet these requirements over 2 test sittings in the circumstances outlined above.
  • Recency calculation - To meet the recency requirements if the applicant relies on English language test results from 2 sittings, then the time calculation begins from the date of the first sitting.

Additional information

Applicants must be 18 years of age by 30 September 2022 in order to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

Police checks

Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.

Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

Drug Administration Policy

Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.

Inherent Requirements

See Student Placement Guide for information about inherent requirements/personal attributes associated  with this course.

Faculty note:

VET Diploma of Nursing: Diploma of Nursing applicants will need to supply evidence of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registration as an Enrolled Nurse to be able to receive credit transfer and commence in second year.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.

The course develops through theme studies in human bioscience; the sociocultural context of health and illness; clinical assessment and nursing practice; and professional practice, which come together in nursing practice as demonstrated in the final year clinical placement units.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

All other applicants, apply directly to Monash using course code M2006.

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


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International fee

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