This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse. Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.
A graduate from a Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au. This course is an accredited program and has approved provider status with ANMAC.
This qualification is a professional pathway into Nursing and then further exemplary streams of practise ie. Advanced Diploma and/or Undergraduate Degree.
The target client groups are:
- Existing workers in the care service industry
- Mature aged including health workers from fields other than
- Those with a previous nursing qualification and
nursing lapsed registration
- School leavers
The Bachelor of Nursing is offered by the Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Services. Students who successfully complete 108 units of study will be granted the award of Bachelor of Nursing and be eligible for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Enrolled nurses registered with the NMBA and holing a Diploma of Nursing may be eligible for up to 36 units of credit. For more information please visit their website. https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/courses/bachelor-nursing-preregistration
Educators and learning support
Learn from the industry experts and people with hand-on practical experience
The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who understand the context of practice and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.
25 competency units are required for award of this qualification, including 20 compulsory units and 5 elective units, which have been chosen through industry consultation.
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Participate in workplace health and safety
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Provide first aid
Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans
Confirm physical health status
Implement and monitor care of the older person
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
Apply communication skills in nursing practice
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Practise nursing within the Australian health care system
Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
Analyse and respond to client health information
Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
Apply principles of wound management
Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health conditions
Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems
Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting
Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
Recognise and respond to oral health conditions
Provide end of life care and a palliative approach in nursing practice
Contribute to nursing care of a person with diabetes
Research and apply evidence to practice
More information about the course
All applicants are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program’s academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program. Evidence refers to a language, literacy and numeracy test result from an Australian Government approved provider (eg VETASSESS).
From 1 July 2018 all Diploma of Nursing program applicants that would be required by the NMBA to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration, must now provide a formal English language test result demonstrating achievement of the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to program entry.
Tuition Fee: $27,249, an upfront cost of $1,400 is required prior to commencement of the course. This is required after you have received your letter of offer.
Vet Student Loans: Yes, for eligible students. For further information, VET Student Loans
- Closed-in black shoes
- Ochre Card - issued by SAFE NT
- Black business pants
- Any additional vaccinations you may require
- Fob watch with second hand
- Printing/photocopying at 10c per page
- Criminal history check - issued by SAFE NT
- Replacement clinical manual or ID card
All fees must be paid before a Certificate or Statement of Attainment is issued.
Textbooks and Uniforms
Students are required to purchase text books for this course at an additional cost. The details of the text will be provided to all students at orientation as the text may change from year to year. Students can also refer to our Diploma of Nursing Information Booklet for list of current textbooks.
Students will be issued with 2 uniform shirts prior to commencement of the first clinical placement.