Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

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Program Overview

Combine your health interests and broaden your career opportunities.La Trobe's Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science prepares you for a range of career pathways in general nursing, psychology or specialised mental health nursing practice.

Study clinical nursing subjects and practise nursing care for people of all ages, including those with long-term illnesses and mental health conditions or emergency needs.Gain a foundational understanding of cognitive, developmental, social, abnormal, clinical and health psychology. Learn to carry out, analyse and interpret research studies and develop your skills in psychological assessment and intervention techniques.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,600




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Introduction To Nursing
  • Introductory Psychology: Brain And Mind
  • Introductory Psychology: People And Culture
  • Nursing Management And Assessment

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0 (can be across 2 sittings in a 6-month period, but no score can be below 6.5 and overall score must be 7 in both sittings)

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 39,600 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

As a graduate, you'll have flexible pathways towards careers in clinical nursing, specialised mental health nursing practice, rehabilitation counselling or psychology. In addition to more traditional nursing roles, the Bachelor of Psychological Science allows you to work in a range of organisations including research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resources, marketing and advertising, recruitment, counselling and statistics.


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