Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

General

2 locations available
Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Provides a broad knowledge and skill base that will enable students to practice independently and interdependently as a registered nurse within the Australian healthcare industry.

The course is designed to enable graduates to be well prepared to make significant contributions to the outcomes of patients within a diverse range of health care settings.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 5)

In addition to satisfying ECU minimum English standard requirements for this course, all applicants must also demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.

These requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
    • 24 for listening,
    • 24 for reading,
    • 27 for writing, and
    • 23 for speaking, or
  • Completion of at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country as defined by the NMBA (including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12) with a supporting written declaration to confirm that your primary language is English, or
  • Completion of at least 5 years full-time equivalent continuous combined secondary and/or tertiary and/or vocational education taught and assessed in a recognised country as defined by the NMBA (within the last 7 years). The 5 years does not include the proposed ECU study.

Note: English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to an acceptable number of test sittings and combined scores across test sittings.

ECU's minimum English standard requirements for this course may be satisfied with one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; or
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent).

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Hush Naidoo / Unsplash

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR1101 Nursing in the Australian Healthcare System 15
NUM1102 Communication Skills for Nurses and Midwives 15
SCN1111 Health Science 1 15
NPU1101 Nursing Practice 1 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM1204 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Midwifery 15
NUM1203 Health Assessment 15
NPU1202 Nursing Practice 2 15
NUM1205 Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM2307 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 1 15
NUM2306 Adult Health Care 1 15
NPU2303 Nursing Practice 3 15
NUM2308 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellness 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR2402 Healthy Ageing and Chronic Conditions 15
NUM2409 Adult Health Care 2 15
NPU2404 Nursing Practice 4 15
NUM2410 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 2 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3503 Nursing Children and Young People 15
NUM3511 Community Health Care in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15
NPU3505 Nursing Practice 5 15
NUR3504 Transitioning to the Role of Registered Nurse 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM3612 Research and Teaching in Clinical Practice 15
NPU3606 Nursing Practice 6 15
NUR3605 Nursing Leadership, Governance and Culture 15
NUR3606 Contemporary Issues in Nursing 15

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing practice.
  • Anticipate and identify potential challenges and develop appropriate nursing strategies/solutions.
  • Apply broad health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing situations.
  • Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional nursing practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards for practice.
  • Demonstrate the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration.
  • Independently communicate nursing knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  • Work collaboratively within the nursing team and with other health care professionals to ethically and effectively respond to diverse health care challenges.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Nurse, Registered Nurse, Comprehensive Registered Nurse.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many ... Read More

At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities we were established to serve. Read less
Joondalup , Mount Lawley , Bunbury + 2 More Less