Bachelor of Nursing (No Further Intake)

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Faculty of Health and Medicine

Program Code

10706

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

All courses include the following two components, resources provided by the Course Coordinator and interactive learning.

The mode of delivery for each of these components will vary according to the site of offer of courses.

Courses offered will be taught face to face, using the on line and CD Based multi media resources to augment teaching. The selection of course components to be taught face to face will be based on sound pedagogical principles (eg communication; counselling skills).

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is available to continuing students only and is not open to new enrolments.

Nurses are an essential part of the health care system and work to promote and maintain the health of individuals and communities. Nursing provides varied career opportunities and nurses fulfil diverse roles such as clinicians, educators, researchers, managers and consultants.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is available to continuing students only and is not open to new enrolments.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

* Previous Year 12 studies and/or

* Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or

* Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

* an Australian Year 12 in Australia

* an Australian Year 12 outside Australia

* an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Biology or Chemistry

Advanced English

Computer skills - word processing, email, web, web searching.


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • All students in the Bachelor of Nursing degree need be fully immunised before commencing clinical placement. All students must complete the Academic Integrity Module in Sem 1, Year 1 of their enrolment.


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students holding the following qualifications may be eligible for specified credit on application:

  • A TAFE Diploma in Nursing,
  • Enrolled nurses holding a TAFE Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled Nurse)
  • Enrolled nurses holding a TAFE Advanced Certificate in Enrolled Nursing or a TAFE Certificate IV in

Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) who have also completed the TAFE/Newcastle University Enrolled Nursing Bridging Program

  • Registration as a professional nurse with a Approved Overseas Nursing Registration Authority
  • All courses must have been completed within the last seven years.

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The Bachelor of Nursing is awarded as an ordinary degree. Candidates seeking an Honours award should enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Clinical experience includes laboratory simulation activities and off campus experience in a range of clinical facilities including medical-surgical, acute psychiatric and aged care facilities. Off campus experience involves a minimum of 30 weeks in total of placement in various facilities, with increasing time in years 2 and 3. Nursing students undertake clincial experience in community centres, aged care settings, mental health facitities, major teaching hospitals and the University Department of Rural Health facilities throughout the Hunter/Central Coast Health and mid North Coast Health provide clinical learning opportunities.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Entry is based on overseas qualifications which are considered equivalent to Australian qualifications as well as satisfactory English language requirements. Credit may be awarded for students who have completed nursing studies overseas. Credit will be assessed on an individual basis. All courses must have been completed within the last ten years.

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more info.


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The Bachelor of Nursing program includes 10 units of Electives and 10 units of Directed Courses. Three courses are offered as possible electives by the School, two at 1000 level and one at 2000 level.

NURS2230 Clinical for International Nurses is available only to International Registered Nurses and must be taken by International Registered Nurses as their Directed Course in Second Year.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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This program is available to continuing students only and is not open to new enrolments.

The Bachelor of Nursing degree offered by The University of Newcastle requires completion of 240 units of approved courses.

* 200 units of Core Nursing courses,

* 20 units of Core Human Bioscience courses,

* 10 units of Electives

* 10 units of Directed Courses.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

Transition arrangements for Pre-2005 students: Individual assessment will be made to determine the most appropriate course/s in the revised structure for students who fall into the following categories:

* students who study on a part time basis,

* students who have been on leave,

* students who have failed a course,

* students who are not able to complete courses within the proposed schedule for other reasons.

This will allow students to complete the Bachelor of Nursing program and be eligible to apply for registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board. Students must contact the Program Convenor for further information and/or assistance.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HUBS1406Human Bioscience for Nursing and MidwiferySemester 110 units
NURS1171Introduction to Health Clinical PracticeSemester 110 units
NURS1181Foundations of NursingSemester 110 units
HUBS1416Advanced Human BioscienceSemester 210 units
NURS1272Partnerships in Health PracticeSemester 210 units
NURS1291Nursing Therapeutics & Health BreakdownSemester 210 units
NURS1292Nursing Therapeutics & MedicationsSemester 210 units
Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 110 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
NURS2182Prudence in NursingSemester 110 units
NURS2194Gastrointestinal Nursing TherapeuticsSemester 110 units
NURS2295Mental Health Nursing Therapeutics

Also available in Semester 2

Semester 110 units
NURS2193Nursing Therapeutics and Aged Clients

Also available in Semester 1

Semester 210 units
NURS2283Prudence and Nursing ResearchSemester 210 units
NURS2296Cardiovascular /Respiratory Nursing TherapeuticsSemester 220 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from Directed Courses. NOT available to International Registered Nurses (IRN's must undertake NURS2230).
NURS1161Concepts of Health & WellnessSemester 110 units
NURS1162Mental Health Literacy and Mental Health First AidSemester 110 units
NURS2162Health, Social Disadvantage and Substance AbuseSemester 110 units
NURS2163Complementary Therapies in HealthcareSemester 110 units
Choose 10 units from NURS2230. Available to International Registered Nurses Only.
NURS2230Clinical for International NursesSemester 110 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
NURS3163Sexuality & Families

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 110 units
NURS3184Prudence & Professional Nursing

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 110 units
NURS3197Emergency Nursing Therapeutics

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 110 units
NURS3198Health Breakdown Among Indigenous Populations

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 110 units
NURS3273Transition to Professional Practice A

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 220 units
NURS3274Transition to Professional Practice B

Prior successful completion of HUBS1401, NURS1171, NURS1181, HUBS1416, NURS1272, NURS1291, NURS1292, NURS2182 and NURS2194.

Semester 220 units