ATAR cut-off
77.00
83.00 (Median ATAR)
78.70
83.00 (Median ATAR)
70.35
83.00 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11725
CRICOS code: 072609D

Program handbook

Description

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 and managers.

Intakes for international students are available only at the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated professional practice as it relates to the professional legal and ethical responsibilities which require a satisfactory knowledge base, accountability for practice, functioning in accordance with legislation affecting nursing and health care, and the protection of individual and group rights.
  • Understanding of critical thinking and analysis as it relates to self-appraisal, professional development, and the value of evidence and research for practice. Reflecting on practice, feeling and beliefs and the consequences of these for individual/groups is an important professional benchmark.
  • The ability to provide and coordinate care as it relates to the coordination, organisation and provision of nursing care that includes the assessment of individual/groups, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • Understanding of collaborative and therapeutic practice as it relates to establishing, sustaining and concluding professional relationships with individuals/group. This also contains those competencies that relate to the nurse understanding his/her contribution to the interdisciplinary health care team..

Details

Information correct as at26th Sep 2016 6:03pm
Program code11725
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face - Face to face, with online components.
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus77.0083.00
Ourimbah78.7083.00
Port Macquarie70.3583.00

Find out more about ATARs

Assumed knowledgeHSC English, General Mathematics, Biology and/or Chemistry. Computer skills, including word processing, email, web and web searching.
Recommended studiesBiology and/or Chemistry, General English and General Maths.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  3. School of Nursing and Midwifery
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code072609D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .

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 are eligible.

Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline within Australia is IELTS 7.0.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

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

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Year 12 Bonus Point Scheme:

  1. Biology (Band 5 - 6) 2 points
  2. English (Advanced) (Band 6) 2 points OR English Ext 1 (Band 3 - 4) 4 points OR English Ext 2 (Band 2 - 4) 4 points
  3. Chemistry (Band 5 - 6) 2 points

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 Baccalaureate (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.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

All international students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing are required to have English language skills at International English Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) overall band 7, with a minimum score of 7 in each band.


Credit transfer

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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

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

  • A TAFE Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration as a professional nurse with a Approved Overseas Nursing Registration Authority
  • Credit may be awarded for students who have completed nursing studies overseas. Credit will be assessed on an individual basis

Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit in this program.


Compulsory program requirements

Students will complete approximately 800 hours of practical experience throughout the program in a range of diverse clinical contects throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast and University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) sites.

Travel, accomodation and related expenses for clinical placements will be the responsibility of the student.

Post-admission requirements

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements

    Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement

  • First Aid Certificate

    Students must hold a current WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

NURS1101 - Foundations of Professional Practice 1A

NURS1103 - Preparation for Clinical Practice

NURS1201 - Foundations of Professional Practice 1B

NURS1202 - Clinical Practice 1B

NURS2101 - Foundations of Professional Practice 2A

NURS2102 - Clinical Practice 2A

NURS2201 - Foundations of Professional Practice 2B

NURS2202 - Clinical Practice 2B

NURS3101 - Foundations of Professional Practice 3A

NURS3102 - Clinical Practice 3A

NURS3201 - Transition to Professional Practice


Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (under AHPRA)

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

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

  • 210 units of Core Nursing courses,
  • 20 units of Core Human Bioscience courses, and
  • 10 units of Elective

The Bachelor of Nursing program includes 10 units of Electives. 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Transition arrangements for Pre-2016 students: Individual assessment will be made to determine the most appropriate course/s in the revised structure. Students should contact the Program Advisor for further information and/or assistance.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HUBS1406Human Bioscience for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
HUBS1416Advanced Human Bioscience
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS1101Foundations of Professional Practice 1A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
NURS1103Preparation for Clinical Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS1201Foundations of Professional Practice 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
NURS1202Clinical Practice 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
ABOR2000Foundations of Nursing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleNot currently offered10 units
NURS2101Foundations of Professional Practice 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
NURS2102Clinical Practice 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS2103Mental Health Professional Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS2201Foundations of Professional Practice 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
NURS2202Clinical Practice 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS3101Foundations of Professional Practice 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
NURS3102Clinical Practice 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS3103Healthy Ageing Across Contexts and CommunitiesNot currently offered10 units
NURS3106Leading, Teaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
NURS3201Transition to Professional Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
20 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Honours

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) is available as an additional one-year full-time program or equivalent part-time. Candidates for Honours are selected on the basis of academic achievement.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International students

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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

Students with a disability 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. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

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 information.

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.