Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

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Program Description

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This comprehensive course is unique in WA, preparing graduates for flexible career options in dynamic healthcare settings.

The course offers an innovative and broad study approach, with graduates ready for beginning-level practice in both midwifery and nursing. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care within the healthcare environment.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 4)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. This statement must outline their understanding of the Registered Nurse's role and of a Registered Midwife's role, their reasons for wishing to undertake this course, and an outline of their plan for managing the workload.

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 Diploma or equivalent;
  • Successfully completed 0.5 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; or*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test.*

* 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)

International students (other than those students schooled in a recognised country as defined by APHRA at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx) are required to provide any English language test approved by AHPRA with a score equivalent to an IELTS Academic overall minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.5). Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement or we may require additional information to confirm that requirements have been satisfied.

Minimum English standard requirements for this course may also 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.

Course Details

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU1101 Nursing Practice 1 15
NUR1101 Nursing in the Australian Healthcare System 15
SCN1111 Health Science 1 15
NUM1102 Communication Skills for Nurses and Midwives 15
MIP1203 Midwifery Practice 1: Midwifery Principles and Beginning Competencies 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU1202 Nursing Practice 2 15
NUM1204 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Midwifery 15
NUM1203 Health Assessment 15
NUM1205 Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15
MIT1101 Dimensions of Healthy Childbearing 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU2303 Nursing Practice 3 15
NUM2307 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 1 15
NUM2306 Adult Health Care 1 15
NUM2308 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellness 15
MIP2101 Midwifery Practice 2: Midwifery Practice in a Continuity of Care Environment 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU2404 Nursing Practice 4 15
NUM2410 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 2 15
NUM2409 Adult Health Care 2 15
MIT2101 Antenatal and Postnatal Care of the Well Woman 15
MIP2102 Midwifery Practice 3: Developing Midwifery Competencies 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR2402 Healthy Ageing and Chronic Conditions 15
NPU3505 Nursing Practice 5 15
NUM3511 Community Health Care in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15
MIT3101 Midwifery Care of the Well Neonate 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3503 Nursing Children and Young People 15
NUR3504 Transitioning to the Role of Registered Nurse 15
NUM3612 Research and Teaching in Clinical Practice 15
MIP3101 Midwifery Practice 4: Intrapartum Midwifery Care of the Well Woman and Baby 15

Year 4 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MIT4103 Professional Portfolio for Midwifery 15
NUR3605 Nursing Leadership, Governance and Culture 15
MIT4101 Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Midwifery 15
MIP4209 Midwifery Practice 5: Continuing Midwifery Practice Competence 15

Year 4 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3606 Contemporary Issues in Nursing 15
MIT4102 Midwifery Care of Women and Babies with Complex Needs 15
MIP4210 Midwifery Practice 6: Midwifery Care Across the Spectrum 15
NPU3606 Nursing Practice 6 15

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing and midwifery practice.
  • Anticipate and identify potential challenges and develop appropriate nursing and midwifery strategies and solutions.
  • Apply broad health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing and midwifery situations.
  • Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing and midwifery 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 and midwifery practise in accordance with the NMBA Codes of Practice.
  • Demonstrate the Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife Standards for Practice required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration.
  • Independently communicate nursing and midwifery knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  • Work collaboratively within nursing and midwifery teams 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

Midwife, Regional Midwife, Rural Midwife, Remote Midwife, Nurse, Registered Nurse, Comprehensive Registered Nurse.

Last updated May 2020

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