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Nursing enrolment and placement information

This page is your central resource for information and notices about nursing placement and enrolments. You'll be notified of any updates via your student email.

Your group allocations and timetable are designed to ensure that you can complete your program requirements, without classes clashing with your placement dates.

Class start dates in certain courses will be staggered and some groups will start earlier in Semester 1, or later in Semester 2 than the usual semester dates to align with placement availability.

It is essential that you enrol in your courses early so we know how many students need to be allocated into placement groups. It also provides the information used to plan the class timetable, aiming to provide a suitable option for everyone. For assistance to plan your remaining courses, visit managing your progression.

Check the key enrolment dates in the academic calendar. 

health placements and covid-19

Check your mandatories are up-to-date, view announcements and important dates on SONIA.

COVID-19 continues to have an impact on learning and placement for many students, particularly in health and vulnerable settings. Find out more about COVID-19 and placement requirements.

It is important that you closely monitor your USC student email account and make sure your personal contact details are up-to-date so we can communicate any updates as they arise.

2022 enrolment information

As you may be aware, the program structure and study sequence for the Bachelor of Nursing Science (SC391) and Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) (SC392) is changing from 2022.  

New students starting the Bachelor of Nursing Science in Semester 1, 2022 or the Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) in Semester 2, 2022 will follow the new program structure and study sequence.  

Current students who have completed their first or second year of either program in 2021 will continue to follow the existing program structure and study sequence. 

Please check Curriculum Changes on Blackboard to see if any changes need to be considered when planning your study. 

Study period 1, timetable information

Class information for second-year students

  • NUR231, NUR241 and NUR226 commence 28 February 2022 (Semester 1, Week1).
  • NUR227 Nursing Practice commences 9 May 2022 (Semester 1, Week 10). To accommodate placements, NUR227 is timetabled for Session 6 2022. Please note, you will be allocated to a placement group by the Clinical Placement Office.

Class information for third-year students

  • HLT301 is scheduled for Session 1 and commences 4 January or 7 February 2022, depending which group you are in (class selection opens 20 December for Session 1).
  • NUR311 is scheduled for Session 2 but Nursing Laboratories commence 4 January or 7 February 2022, depending which group you are in (class selection opens 20 December for Session 2).
  • NUR302 commences 28 February 2022 (Semester 1, Week1).

Study period 2, timetable information

Class information for second-year students

  • NUR131, NUR222, NUR331 and NUR286 are scheduled for Session 6 but commence in Semester 2.
    These courses will be offered in two groups (allocated by the Clinical Placement Office):
    - Group A (Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay only) commences 25 July 2022 (Semester 2, Week 1).
    - Group B (all campuses) commences 15 August 2022 (Semester 2, Week 4).
  • NUR287 is scheduled in Session 8, there are four groups and you will be allocated to a group by the Clinical Placement Office.
    - Group 1 commences 26 September 2022 (Semester 2, Mid-semester break).

Class information for third-year students

  • NUR300 is scheduled for Session 7 and you will be allocated a group by the Clinical Placement Office.
    - Group 1 commences 1 August 2022 (Semester 2, Week 2).
    - Group 2 commences 3 October 2022 (Semester 2, Week 10).

Graduate Entry and Mid-Year Entry Students only

  • NUR300 is scheduled for Session 4 and you will be allocated a group by the Clinical Placement Office.
    - Group 1 commences 4 April 2022 (Semester 1, Week 6).
    - Group 2 commences 6 June 2022 (Semester 1, Study Break).
  • NUR332 commences Semester 2.

Information for HLT301 or NUR311

If you are studying HLT301 in Session 1 or NUR311 in Session 2 2022, there will be two enrolment groups, Placement Group A and Placement Group B.

When it's time to select your classes, you need to select the specific class for your campus. You can check your selections on the timetable planner (when it is released on 15 December 2021) by hovering over the information icon on the left of each class listing.

  • If you are in Placement Group A, your classes will commence from 4 January 2022.
  • If you are in Placement Group B, your classes will commence from 7 February 2022.

Class selection for Session 1 and Session 2 opens on Monday 20 December at 8am. Class selection for all other sessions, Semester 1 and Trimester 1 opens on the 19 January (for those who enrolled on time) or 24 January for all students.