Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)

Key Information


1 year*
advanced standing allows the program to be completed in one year.


February, July & November


ECU Sri Lanka Campus




2024 Domestic Unit Price (LKR)




2024 International Unit Price (USD)

Course Overview

This course provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to obtain an Australian degree if they hold a diploma level qualification in their country of origin.

Students granted full advanced standing (16 units) will then be required to complete the remaining eight units of study and upon successful completion will obtain a Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies) degree from Edith Cowan University.

The course is not professionally accredited and therefore does not lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

The graduates of the Y61 course who wish to study a course that leads to registration with the NMBA may apply for entry into the J46 Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply comprehensive health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing situations.
  • Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing practice.
  • Anticipate and identify potential health care challenges and develop appropriate nursing strategies and solutions.
  • Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing practice.
  • Independently communicate nursing knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity and cultural competence.

Course Structure

  • NSI1102 Academic and Communication Skills for Nursing
  • NSI1204 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
  • NSI1205 Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing
  • NSI2402 Nursing Older People
  • NSI2306 Nursing Adults 1
  • NSI2409 Nursing Adults 2
  • NSI3503 Children and Young People’s Nursing
  • NSI3612 Research and Teaching in Nursing

*Please note these units are subject to change and should be used as an overview. Unit availability may differ upon each intake.

Entry Requirements


Domestic students please refer to:

International students please refer to:

CRICOS Code: 083404D

Course Code: Y61