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Bachelor of Nursing Advanced - 365JA

Course Code: 365JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nursing
UAC Code: 365102
CRICOS Code: 095046M
Lowest Selection Rank: 80.3
English Language Requirements: 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. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Take the high path

If you’re a high achiever and passionate about a career as a future leader of nursing, then the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is the perfect opportunity to have your passion and hard work recognised. This four-year (full-time) course incorporates an advanced honours year as part of the program and offers an additional year of both clinical practice and research over and above the standard Bachelor of Nursing course.

As part of your training, you will use the latest cutting-edge technology to simulate real-life situations and benefit from ground-breaking interactive and online practice methods. You will also undertake clinical placement experience across a broad range of healthcare service providers across all four years of your course, starting from your first semester onwards.
In your final year, you’ll also undertake a research project and thesis related to an area of clinical interest with the full support and encouragement of academic mentors.

This 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). If you’d like to progress through to postgraduate studies, there are plenty of UC courses to choose from including the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing, Master of Nursing, Master of Nursing (Research).

Study a Bachelor of Nursing Advanced at UC and you will:

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

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is intrinsic to any nursing program and the UC campus offers a uniquely immersive, simulated learning experience to prepare you for WIL.

As part of this preparation you will use cutting-edge technology, mock set-ups, and high-fidelity mannequins that breathe and react to different situations in real time to mimic real-life scenarios

This course also offers a unique four-day observational placement in the first semester which will allow you to accurately gauge the realities of a career as a registered nurse.

Over the next 4 years you’ll undertake approximately 1100 hours of practical work experience in 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).

Please note: practical hours in this course are far greater than required by NMBA as it ensures that UC Bachelor of Nursing Advanced students are clinically prepared to the highest possible standards at time of graduation.

Participating placement venues include Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital, and several additional private healthcare clinics in the ACT and NSW area. Faculty-led internships to countries such Tonga, or nursing study exchange opportunities to Canada can also be undertaken during this course which can count as credit towards your degree.
 
During your final year of studies, you’ll be encouraged to tailor your thesis topic to your specific areas of interest and future clinical career goals.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this course automatically leads to official registration as an Australian Registered nurse and the additional opportunity to explore a more career-focused pathway through further nursing research and placement.

Course-specific information

The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
The course features an embedded honours program, with the final year taught at postgraduate level. If you have an ATAR equivalent of 80+ or are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (364JA) and have a Credit average or grade point average (GPA) of 5 and over at the end of Phase 1 of the degree, you’ll be eligible to apply for this course.

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

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing Advanced ATAR 80 + (or Credit/ GPA average 5.0 if student is enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing).

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

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

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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 Advanced B NursAdv

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Nursing 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

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 Advanced 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 eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum sixteen semesters.

Honours

The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is an embedded Honours program. The additional 24 credit points of this 96 credit point degree program are offered at AQF Level 8. The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced will be offered to students with an ATAR equivalent of 80+ or, to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing who are deemed to have a Credit average, and or GPA of 5 and over at the end of Phase 1 of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

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

Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced degree, who have completed all units required for the Bachelor of Nursing (364JA) may exit with the Bachelor of Nursing.

Offerings

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

Enrolment Numbers

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