Alternate Pathways to Nursing

Mid-year intake for Enrolled Nurses

Enrolled Nurses may also undertake the course in Tamworth. Students will attend face-to-face teaching sessions based at the Tamworth Hospital campus at the University Department of Rural Health on one half day per week for the duration of the trimester.

New domestic students (who hold an unrestricted Enrolled Nurse qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) apply to study off-campus (4 trimesters, 96 credit points) direct to UNE.

Alternate Pathway

Students who do not meet traditional entry requirements for the UNE undergraduate nursing course may seek to enter via an alternative pathway. It is anticipated, based on previous unsuccessful applications for entry to UNE, that students who do not quite meet the ATAR score or those who have successfully completed some types of trade or TAFE based qualifications, will now have the opportunity to commence an undergraduate nursing course if they are deemed suitable following completion and assessment of a special written application. The special written application pathway will only allow for entry at the beginning of Year 1.

All applicants (including UAC/QTAC applicants) who choose to apply via this pathway must complete a special written application form as part of the application process.

Bachelor of Nursing (Alternate Entry)

If applying to the Bachelor of Nursing under the Alternative Entry Pathway, you will be required to provide a Personal Statement addressing 6 questions. You will be prompted to attach this statement when you apply online. Further information on the Alternative Pathway can be found here.

Please note this course has an early closing date.