This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.
Be a visionary leader in healthcare
Study a Bachelor of Nursing at UC and be prepared to be a future leader and visionary in Australian nursing. Our program demonstrates excellence in healthcare practice and outstanding education quality and governance. You will benefit from clinical partnerships with a wide range of industry partners and be empowered to achieve positive health outcomes for people, families, and communities in diverse areas of practice.
Study a Bachelor of Nursing 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
- understand and apply nursing management principles in a range of settings including; primary health care and health promotion, long-term and residential care settings, mental health, acute and critical care, rural and remote services and policy development.
- develop and broaden your knowledge, skills, and attitude to work in, and prepare for real-world clinical practice
- participate in a variety of learning strategies including clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures, and seminars both with face to face and online teaching
- undertake professional experience to ensure readiness for practice as a beginning nurse clinician.
The Faculty of Health is actively involved in the areas of health education and research. Our partnership with the ACT Government Health Directorate facilitates seminars, workshops, and conferences to disseminate our cutting-edge research and develop innovative approaches to the challenges facing the health sector today. You will have the opportunity engage in these programs and put your theoretical knowledge into practice through professional placements locally, regionally, and internationally.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. On finishing the Bachelor of Nursing you are eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Course specific information
If you want more information on the requirements of registration of health professionals in Australia, including recognition of prior education qualifications from an overseas institution, go to www.ahpra.gov.au
Required - 66 credit points as follows
- MJ0225 Major in Professional Nursing Practice (Restricted) (18 credit points)
- MJ0226 Major in Nursing Inquiry (Restricted) (18 credit points)
- Required Units - Must pass 30 credit points as follows
- 7434 - Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9042 - Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9043 - Contexts of Health and Wellbeing - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9044 - Introduction to Mental Health - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9052 - Transition to Graduate Practice - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9053 - Alterations in Health 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9054 - Pharmacology for Nurses - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9059 - Leadership and Clinical Governance - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9064 - Mental Health for Practice - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9067 - Alterations in Health 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
Restricted Choice - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- 4309 - Psychology 101 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 4310 - Psychology 102 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 6529 - Systemic Anatomy and Physiology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 6534 - Regional Anatomy and Physiology - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6878 - Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6999 - Indigenous Representation in Australian Society - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7000 - Indigenous Politics and the State - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7942 - Growing a Family - 3 cp, Level 1
- 7951 - Ethics and Law for Health Professionals - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8579 - Indigenous Health - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8736 - Health Psychology and Behaviour - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8778 - Forensic Science 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8779 - Forensic Science 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8785 - Public Policy in Theory and Practice - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9050 - Nursing the Infant, Child, and Adolescent - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9055 - Primary Health Care - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9056 - Child and Family Nursing - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9057 - Introduction to Critical Care Nursing - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9063 - Mental Health: Contemporary Issues - 3 cp, Level 3
Additional Placement Requirements
This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement The University of Canberra is required under the National Law (www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/What-We-Do/Legislation.aspx) to comply with mandatory notification requirements. Please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) (www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-and-Endorsement/Student-Registration.aspx) for full details.
Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional Admission Requirements
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing course are required to undergo a Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience. All students are also required to present an immunization history.
Please see the following website for full details: www.canberra.edu.au/placement
It is assumed that applicants have a level of written and spoken English proficiency that is adequate for study at University. ACT: English (T) major; Studies in Science (Chemistry and Biology) and Mathematics are highly recommended; NSW: English Advanced; Studies in Science (Chemistry and Biology) and Mathematics are highly recommended.
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 with no band score below 6.5 or equivalent. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.
Students completing the Bachelor of Nursing 885AA are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia defines the registration standards applicants need to meet to be registered, inclusive of English Language Skills Registration Standards. Students must refer to the Nursing and Midwifery site for more information about registration requirements http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/ before enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Graduates from the Bachelor of Nursing, University of Canberra, will be future leaders and visionaries in nursing, pursuing knowledge that enables them to achieve positive changes in their personal practice as well as in practice with diverse communities.||-|
|The graduate nurse will appraise the effectiveness of nursing care in promoting health and wellbeing across multidimensional healthcare settings, whilst assuming responsibility, accountability, and demonstrating competence across all domains of contemporary practice.||-|
|The graduate nurse will synthesize and integrate best evidence into nursing caring in practice, to lead the ongoing growth of the profession, to optimise health outcomes for a person, people, family, and communities.||-|
|The graduate nurse will evaluate the tenets of nursing inquiry to value safe and effective plans for quality nursing caring that are appropriately responsive to the contemporaneous needs of a person, people, family, and communities.||-|
|The graduate nurse will Value appropriate professional interactions and relationships with person, people, family and communities through the synthesis of the skills and attributes of the University graduate with the performance outcomes of the Bachelor of Nursing.||-|
Cost & Fees
The fees detailed 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 enrolls. 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.
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Last updated November 16, 2017