Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing
DescriptionThe Bachelor of Nursing is designed to prepare students for the role of the registered nurse. The course incorporates a range of nursing subjects as well as behavioural science, physical science, ethics and professional subjects relevant to contemporary nursing practice. Graduates of the course are capable of delivering a high standard of confident, safe and therapeutic nursing care in a variety of health care settings. They demonstrate nursing care that is patient-centred, informed and responsible.
Clinical learning is a key element of the course with clinical placements in health care settings occurring in every semester. Learning technologies such as simulation, which is undertaken within the faculty's clinical practice laboratories, assist students in preparing for clinical practice. Across the course students develop an e-portfolio to showcase their abilities and facilitate career planning. In the third year of the course students are able to pursue an area of nursing interest by choosing a clinical specialty elective.
The course aims to prepare graduates who are independent lifelong learners to be attuned to the needs of patients from diverse backgrounds; are patient-centred and value collaboration with patients and colleagues; seek evidence in the exercise of clinical judgment and safe practice; and act in a professional, compassionate and ethical manner. In addition, graduates are prepared to foster the development of nursing as a practice discipline and demonstrate leadership in health care.
Career options for registered nurses include working in diverse specialty areas such as community health, critical care, intensive care, aged care, mental health, operating theatres and paediatrics. Career progression opportunities include working as a clinical nurse consultant, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse manager, nurse practitioner or rural and remote practice nurse.
RequirementsApplicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
Current school leavers are selected on the basis of ATAR scores. For mature age and non-current school leavers admission requirements, see Nursing, Midwifery and Health admission requirements.
The requirements specified above apply to the standard, three-year mode of the course.
For information on addmision requirements for the accelerated program please view the course catalogue.
NotesThe course comprises 144 credit points, made up of nursing theory, science and clinical practice in a range of health facilities. Full-time students study four subjects per semester, and part-time students study two subjects per semester.
The Bachelor of Nursing is offered at Kuring-gai campus on a full-time basis over three years and a part-time basis over six years, and at City campus on a full-time basis over three years. The Accelerated Program: Graduate Entry is offered at Kuring-gai campus on a full-time basis over two years and a part-time basis over four years including a pre-semester school in February at commencement and Summer session. The Accelerated Program: Enrolled Nurse is offered at Kuring-gai campus on a full-time basis over two years and a part-time basis over four years including Summer session.