The Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration) programme offered by the Nurses Learning Hub is developed by La Trobe University. The degree will be conferred by Latrobe University as well.

The La Trobe School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM), originally part of the Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA), was the first tertiary nursing school in Melbourne and has been conducting undergraduate programs since 1974.

The SNM is located within the College of Science, Health & Engineering (SHE) and provides nursing education domestically (metropolitan, regional and rural) and internationally (Singapore and Indonesia).

The current BN is offered at five Australian campuses – Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton. The BN (Post-registration) is conducted in Singapore (since 1997) in conjunction with the Singapore Nurses Association/Nurses Learning Hub (SNA/NLH).

The Singapore based program is currently accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) until Sep 2025.

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration.

The proposed BN course pathway is designed to enable Registered Nurses in Singapore with a hospital certificate or diploma qualification in nursing to expand their professional education in the discipline to Bachelor degree level. The graduates of this course will have a strong discipline base for postgraduate study and successful completion of the BN degree will ensure graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate education courses including a Master of Nursing course.

La Trobe has grown to accommodate more than 36,000 students in 2016 including approximately 5,000 international students from over 100 countries. La Trobe is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, with a world-wide reputation for academic excellence and innovation.

La Trobe is consistently ranked among the top 500 universities in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities). In 2016, the QS World University Rankings placed Nursing at La Trobe University within the top 100 global universities by subject – a ranking of which we are very proud. The university is also among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 (2016 Times Higher Education 150 under 50 ranking).

Nursing research at La Trobe has also excelled over the last two years, its Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking has moved from Level 3 (“at” world standard) in 2010 to Level 5 (“well above” world standard) in 2012 and again in 2016. (Australian Research Council, 2016).

The SNM research strengths include Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Healthy Families, Healthy Aging and Healthy Systems. The SNM at La Trobe has achieved an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) of 5; “well above world standard” in the 2016 evaluation. More information about the SNM research strengths are available at:

La Trobe holds current registration from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is undergoing a routine audit in 2016. As a registered Australian University, La Trobe University is a self-accrediting institution, and meets nationally agreed criteria for a university and is authorized to accredit its own awards.

Under the initial La Trobe University Act (1964), and now the La Trobe University Act (2009), the University can “confer or grant, after examination, the several degrees of Bachelor, Master and Doctor and such other degrees, diplomas and other awards as are prescribed”. Accreditation status is also conferred through the Commonwealth Education Support Act (2003).

La Trobe is listed on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as a Higher Education provider. It provides higher education qualifications which comply with the relevant titles and descriptors in the AQF. La Trobe takes full responsibility for, and ensures consistent standards for, all courses which lead to the qualification it awards; including through specific strategies, the monitoring of all programs delivered to all campuses and those delivered through partners or agents.

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