Bachelor of NursingBachelors Degree
Southern Cross University’s nursing degree provides a combination of coursework and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a career in the health sector. The degree provides the necessary qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a Registered Nurse in Australia.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate skills in clinical reasoning and decision making and the ability to use and contribute to research as a basis for ongoing professional inquiry and evidence based nursing practice
Incorporate creativity, integrity, responsibility and accountability in work practices, community activities and ongoing learning
Possess professional attributes and adhere to professional ethical and legal standards set by the profession to ensure safe and effective nursing practice
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of the scope of nursing practice and a command of the factors that influence health outcomes
Possess sound clinical skills and the ability to apply reflective and analytical skills in initiating, prioritising and managing nursing practice in challenging and diverse circumstances
|Communication and social skills|
Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary health care teams and effectively lead the delivery of nursing
Attain the required level of professional proficiency to meet standards set by the ANMAC for entry to the professional register
Nursing students undertake clinical placements throughout the course in settings relevant to their areas of study, including in government and private hospitals and health agencies throughout New South Wales and south eastern Queensland.
Clinical experience gained through professional placements provides students with hands-on practical experience in a variety of areas including in:
- Community health
- Surgical and medical wards
- Aged care
- Mental health
- Indigenous health
- Child health
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1 , Session 2||335151||055151|
|Gold Coast||Session 1 , Session 2||335164||055471|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||335101||055011|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Nursing, a candidate shall:
- successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units comprising all units listed in the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
- have satisfactorily met the requirements for all professional experience placement.
- Candidates are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 18 months between study of any two (2) of the Formation Based Learning Units (Clinical or Professional Experience).
- Notwithstanding Student Progression Requirement (a), candidates who have an Interrupted Study Sequence of more than 18 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake a specified supported professional experience placement to ensure clinical currency prior to continuation with the course.
A candidate who has twice not satisfactorily met the requirements in a Formation Based Clinical unit or Professional Experience Placement will either be:
- excluded from the award; or
- subject to adequately demonstrated grounds of appeal (consistent with University Policy), permitted to re-enrol in a Formation Based Clinical Unit following approval by the Head of School.
A candidate who has failed the equivalent of thirty six (36) credit points within one academic year (three (3) study sessions) will either be:
- excluded from the award; or
- subject to adequately demonstrated grounds of appeal (consistent with University Rule 2, Section 10), permitted to enrol following approval by the Head of School.
The maximum duration for completion of the award of Bachelor of Nursing is seven (7) years in total which includes any period of leave of absence.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Level of learning||Notes|
|Contact the School of Health and Human Sciences for this course progression.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|CMM10580||The Australian Health Care System||Introductory|
|NRS10731||The Discipline of Nursing||Introductory|
|NRS10732||Utilising Philosophy in Nursing Practice||Introductory|
|NRS10733||Narratives of Health and Illness||Introductory|
|NRS10734||Formation Based Learning: Skills Platform for Nursing Practice||Introductory||Note 1|
|MWF10663||Research and Evidence Based Practice||Intermediate|
|NRS20001||Formation Based Learning: Primary Care||Introductory||Note 1|
|NRS20002||Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning||Intermediate|
|NRS20003||Providing Effective Interventions in Mental Health and Psychiatric Contexts||Intermediate|
|NRS20004||Formation Based Learning: Chronic Illness and Nursing Care||Intermediate||Note 1|
|NRS30002||Preparation for Entry to Practice||Advanced|
|NRS30001||Utilising Research to Promote Quality in Health Care||Advanced|
|NRS30003||Formation Based Learning: Acute Health Breakdown||Advanced||Note 1|
|NRS30005||Complex Challenges in Nursing Care||Advanced|
|NRS30004||Care Management and Leadership||Advanced|
|NRS30006||Formation Based Learning: Transitions in Health||Advanced||Note 1|