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Bachelor of Nursing - 364JA

Course Code: 364JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nursing
UAC Code: 365101
CRICOS Code: 095076E
Lowest Selection Rank: 67
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Recognised and accepted in over 160 countries

If you’re passionate about helping others and considering a future in nursing, then UC’s Bachelor of Nursing course offers an outstanding industry and globally respected platform from which to launch your nursing career.

This immersive and fully interactive course incorporates the latest national and international interactive teaching and online practice methods while using innovative technological and medical equipment to simulate real-life scenarios.

As part of you this course, you’ll also undertake multiple clinical placement opportunities and gain valuable insight and experience across a broad range of healthcare service providers.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to become a registered nurse in Australia, and upon graduation, you’ll have the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to be recognised as a nursing professional all over the world.

This three-year full-time course can also be studied part-time and is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Study a Bachelor of Nursing at UC and you will:

  • including primary health care and health promotion, long-term and residential care, mental health, acute and critical care, rural and remote services, and policy development
  • acquire foundation knowledge and skills to provide safe, sensitive, effective and holistic nursing care to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • participate in clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures and seminars with face-to-face and online teaching
  • learn through a concept-based teaching approach integrating the science, ethics, and aesthetics of contemporary nursing practice
  • understand and apply nursing management principles in a range of settings
  • acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
  • develop and broaden your knowledge, skills, and attitude to work and prepare for real-world clinical practice
  • undertake professional practice to ensure readiness for employment as a beginning nurse clinician.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital component of this course, and in the first semester, you will have the opportunity to participate in a four-day observational placement, to accurately gauge the realities of a career as a registered nurse. Over the next three years, you will be required to complete approximately 880 hours of clinical practice across a range of local and regional medical settings - including paediatric, aged care, medical and surgical, theatre, emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU).

Participating placement venues include: Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital, and several additional private healthcare clinics in and around ACT and New South Wales. Overseas experience to countries such as Tonga, or nursing study exchange opportunities in Canada may also be available during this course which can count as credit towards your degree.

UC coursework is immersive and engaging with numerous ongoing simulated learning experiences using cutting-edge technology designed to mimic real-life scenarios. Our campus offers multiple high fidelity simulated learning environments at the new on-site University of Canberra Hospital – allowing UC Bachelor of Nursing students to experience direct clinical practice in a safe and controlled setting. 

Career opportunities

This course leads directly into becoming eligible for registration as an Australian qualified Registered Nurse. Nursing is a diverse career and a UC trained RN can comfortably look for work in the hospital sector, private health care, primary health care, rural and remote health care and military support.  An Australian RN qualification is also highly respected internationally and opens the door to numerous nursing employment opportunities overseas.

Course-specific information

The Bachelor of Nursing is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall, or equivalent, with no band score below 7.0.

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics – General (minimum required); English (required); Biological Science (preferred); Chemistry (preferred); Psychology (recommended).

Applicants with a CIT Diploma of Nursing will receive 24 credit points of advanced standing.

Prior to undertaking any clinical experience, you must:

  • provide your immunisation history
  • apply for a National Police Check
  • apply for Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • undertake a tuberculosis (TB) screening test
  • sign any required NSW Health forms
  • have qualifications in first aid/CPR.

High achieving students may be invited to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students - Domestic
E study@canberra.edu.au P 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Prospective Students - International
E international@canberra.edu.au P +61 2 6201 5342 F +61 2 6201 5040 W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

Immunisations
TB Screening
National Police Check
NSW Health forms
Working With Vulnerable People
First Aid/CPR

Academic IELTS 7.0 across all bands to comply with ANMAC RN Accreditation Standards and NMBA (AHPRA) registration requirements.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics - general (minimum - required)
English (required)
Biological Science (preferred)
Chemistry (preferred)
Psychology (recommended)

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Nursing BNurs

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Additional Placement Requirements

http://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/health/placement-office

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $30,700
2020 CSP $31,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Nursing is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1.Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Comprehensively conducts assessments that are situated in practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
3. Maintains the capability for practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
4. Develops a plan for nursing practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
5. Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
6. Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
7. Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

High achieving students may be invited to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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