Bachelor of NursingBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Nursing provides students with a combination of foundational science, professional knowledge and clinical experiences to comprehensively prepare graduates for a career in nursing and health. The degree aims to produce graduates with the competence, confidence and flexibility to adapt to changes and contribute to innovation in the nursing profession and the health care system.
Graduates are equipped to apply sound evidence-based reasoning skills to their nursing practice, provide therapeutic care to patients, coordinate nursing care to individuals and groups, and work independently as well as collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for effective outcomes.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
construct nursing practices on a comprehensive knowledge base to inform clinical reasoning and decision making to deliver sound judgements, safe, quality person centred care
use and contribute to research as a basis for ongoing professional inquiry and evidence based nursing practice responsive to holistic patient/consumer need
incorporate creativity, integrity, responsibility and accountability in professional work practices, community activities and ongoing learning
assimilate 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|
integrate and demonstrate the scope of nursing practice and a command of the factors that influence health outcomes for person centred care in a range of contexts
possess comprehensive clinical abilities to apply reflective and analytical skills in initiating, prioritising, performing, managing and evaluating nursing practices in a range of diverse consumer and health related circumstances and environments
|Communication and social skills|
demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively with the consumer, the nursing team or as a member of an interdisciplinary health care teams and effectively lead the delivery of nursing
apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, a local and international perspective, and respect for the identity and dignity of all persons
Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements (e.g. a working with children check and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.
The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences as follows:
Professional areas: critical thinking and analysis, provision and coordination of person-centred care, independent and collaborative care, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, leadership and care management, aged care.
Biological sciences: anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology and pharmacology.
Social sciences: Australian health care system, Indigenous studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology for health sciences, legal and ethical studies and research methods.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3||335151||055151|
|Gold Coast||Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3||335164||055471|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3||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 the equivalent of twenty four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising all units listed in the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules and complete all professional experience hours assigned to the units in which they are enrolled.
Professional Experience Learning
This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on School of Health and Human Sciences Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.
A candidate who has twice not satisfactorily met the requirements of units which include professional experience learning will either be:
- excluded from the award; or
- subject to adequately demonstrated grounds of appeal (consistent with University Policy), permitted to re-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 for a leave of absence. Candidates who have an interrupted study of more than 18 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access & Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.
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|
|Year 1, Session 2|
|BIO00307 - Human Physiology||Introductory|
|NRS10733 - Narratives of Health and Illness||Introductory|
|Year 1, Session 3|
|CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System||Introductory|
|BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy||Introductory|
|Year 2, Session 1|
|NRS10731 - The Discipline of Nursing||Introductory|
|NRS71005 - Essentials of Nursing and Care||Introductory|
|Year 2, Session 2|
|NRS71003 - Health Assessment||Introductory|
|NRS71001 - Nursing and Lifespan Health||Introductory|
|From Year 3, follow the Session 1 Commencement - Full time from Year 2 for full-time progression or the Session 1 Commencement - Part time from Year 3 for part-time progression|
40hrs Observation Placement
120hrs General Placement
120hrs Chronic Illness Placement
120hrs Primary Care Placement
80hrs Mental Health Placement
120hrs Acute Care Placement
80hrs Aged Care and Leadership Placement
160hrs Speciality Placement
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|CMM10580||The Australian Health Care System||Introductory|
|NRS10731||The Discipline of Nursing||Introductory||Note 2|
|NRS71005||Essentials of Nursing and Care||Introductory|
|NRS10733||Narratives of Health and Illness||Introductory|
|NRS71001||Nursing and Lifespan Health||Introductory|
|NRS71003||Health Assessment||Introductory||Note 3|
|NRS72007||Human Response to Health Breakdown||Intermediate||Note 4|
|NRS72003||Chronic Illness and Nursing Care||Intermediate|
|NRS20002||Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning||Intermediate|
|NRS72005||Primary Health Care and Nursing Practices||Intermediate||Note 5|
|NRS72009||Health Maintenance and Restorative Nursing Care||Intermediate|
|MAT71004||Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners||Introductory|
|NRS72001||Mental Health Nursing||Intermediate||Note 6|
|NRS73005||The Emerging Practitioner||Advanced|
|NRS30001||Utilising Research to Promote Quality in Health Care||Advanced|
|NRS73001||Acute Care Nursing||Advanced|
|NRS73007||Nursing Management of Acute Health Breakdown||Advanced||Note 7|
|NRS30005||Complex Challenges in Nursing Care||Advanced|
|NRS30004||Care Management and Leadership||Advanced||Note 8|
|NRS73009||Transformative Nursing Practices||Advanced||Note 1, Note 9|