Alternate Pathways to Nursing
For Enrolled Nurses
If you are an enrolled nurse (who holds an unrestricted Enrolled Nurse qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) you can enter the Bachelor of Nursing with eight units (a full year) of Advanced Standing at the beginning of the calendar year (in Armidale) or in the middle of the year (in Tamworth). In each case Enrolled Nurses start in the second year of the course. To complete the Bachelor of Nursing you will need to complete four trimesters of full time study (more if the course is taken in Tamworth, or in a part-time / flexible mode). Once complete you will be eligible for Registered Nurse status.
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 allow for entry at the beginning of Year 1.
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.
All applicants (including UAC/QTAC applicants) who choose to apply via this pathway must complete the special written application form as part of the application process (see above).