MSN On Campus

Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration)

24 months
32850 AUD/year
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If you already hold a Bachelor's degree, the Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) program of the Charles Darwin University enables you to become a registered nurse in as little as two years.


About the Program

The Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) program of the Charles Darwin University is a professionally-accredited course that qualifies you to register as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) in Australia. It is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

At CDU, you can study a Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration) online or on campus, part-time or full-time. You'll benefit from flexible and supportive study as you pursue a career change, and you'll join our cohort of more than 4,000 nursing students across Australia.

During the course, you'll learn critical thinking, to use sound clinical reasoning, to undertake comprehensive health assessments and how to practice patient-centred care. The focus is on care that is evidence-based and respectful of the diverse contexts, cultures and communities where people live, connect and experience health, well-being, illness and disability.

Practical training

To meet the requirements of a Registered Nurse (Division 1), you will complete at least 800 hours of supervised clinical placements across the two years of the course in a variety of health care settings.

Regardless of your study mode or pattern, you are required to complete clinical placement on a fulltime basis, with rotating shifts across a seven-day week. These may include night, weekend and public holiday shifts.

If you're studying online, CDU will arrange placements close to your home.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science for Nursing Practice
  • Indigenous Health and Social Justice
  • Professional Practice
  • Primary Health Care
  • Bioscience for Nursing Practice
  • Communication, Health Informatics and Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Course Code: 103124J

  • CDU Sydney: 103131K
  • Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification.
  • English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32850 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32850 AUD per year during 24 months.

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration)
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