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Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelors Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Location

    View in availability
    *January start for Diploma of Health graduates only

  • Placements

    Yes

  • Course abbreviation

    BN

  • Course code

    3005105

  • Credit points

    288

  • Equivalent units

    24

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

At Southern Cross University we are committed to preparing the highest quality nursing graduate with knowledge and attributes that meet the needs of a challenging and complex healthcare environment.

Course learning for the Bachelor of Nursing is progressively scaffolded over the three years and during this time students are immersed in a range of innovative learning experiences from which their cognitive, emotional and clinical capabilities actively grow, and their capacity to engage, think critically and reflect are refined to inform their nursing interventions. 

Theoretical learning is coupled with supervised clinical placements which provide invaluable real-world learning opportunities for students. Sourced to meet the learning outcomes of our program, we offer a range of primary, secondary and tertiary placements in local, regional and remote facilities where students can explore diverse career options.

Key information to be aware of prior to enrolling:

Diploma of Health graduates: If you have completed the SCU College Diploma of Health (Nursing Specialisation) you must commence your Bachelor of Nursing in Summer Term (January). The Term 1 (March) start is not applicable to Diploma graduates.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Apply in-depth knowledge and skills, with accountability, to inform clinical reasoning in constructing and delivering safe, high quality, person-centred nursing practices.

Use and contribute to research and scholarship as a basis for ongoing professional inquiry and effective knowledge translation to ensure evidence-based and holistic nursing practice.

GA2: Creativity

Incorporate self-reflection, innovation and creativity, integrity, responsibility and accountability in professional practice and lifelong learning.

GA3: Ethical practice

Meet and adhere to relevant national professional, ethical and legal standards to ensure safe and competent nursing practice.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply analytical, clinical and reflective skills in planning, prioritising, implementing and evaluating nursing practices across a range of diverse circumstances and settings.

Work independently and collaboratively with individuals, the nursing team, interdisciplinary healthcare teams and effectively empower and build leadership in the delivery of nursing.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Incorporate self-reflection, innovation and creativity, integrity, responsibility and accountability in professional practice and lifelong learning.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate cultural responsivity and respect for the identity and dignity of all persons, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Use threshold academic knowledge and skills including literacy, numeracy and academic integrity to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form with a variety of audiences.

GA7: Cultural competence

Analyse regional, national and global healthcare systems, processes and ecological changes that affect healthcare to inform policy to meet changing societal needs.

Approximately 840 hours of supervised clinical placement must be completed to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing degree and be able to apply for nursing registration with AHPRA. Clinical placement will be anywhere between two and six weeks in length at an agreed facility. Placement must be attended every day during this time and are subject to shift allocation within the facility. 

In order to attend clinical placements, all students are required to complete extensive compliance requirements as mandated by NSW and QLD Health legislation. This includes but is not limited to: immunisations listed on the Australian National Immunisation program, COVID-19 vaccinations, mask-fit testing, first aid, CPR, working with children and National Police Certificates.  

Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these compliance requirements.

The Bachelor of Nursing provides a well-balanced curriculum that provides students anatomical knowledge, and an understanding of the principles of nursing and the legal and ethical framework within which we practise. As they move through the program, students will develop critical-thinking, leadership and clinical skills in preparation for their application to a wide range of clinical settings.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and provides the necessary academic qualification for eligibility as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

Please note: In order to register to practice, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standards for English language must be met. See the AHPRA web site for further information.

As a nursing student it is important to be aware of the registration standards required by the NMBA.  See the details on the NMBA website.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing will be registered by Southern Cross University with NMBA as an enrolled student and will remain registered for the duration of study.  Please see the AHPRA website for more details.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for the registration and accreditation of various health professions in Australia. If you are enrolled in a course to enter one of these professions, we will provide AHPRA with your details for student registration. 

You do not need to apply or pay for your student registration. We will provide all the required information to AHPRA directly. You can find more information about AHPRA student registration and what we are required to report to AHPRA on their website.

Please be aware that as part of the registration process, AHPRA will collect your personal information (including your USI). AHPRA’s Privacy Policy explains how you may access and seek correction of your personal information held by AHPRA; complain to AHPRA about a breach of your privacy; and how a complaint will be dealt with. AHPRA’s Privacy Policy can be accessed on AHPRA’s Privacy webpage.

Requirements

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.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Nursing, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 23 core units (288 credit points)

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health 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.

Progression

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of any two (2) units with professional experience learning.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of a theory unit that relates specifically to a particular unit with professional experience learning.

Students who have an interrupted study sequence of more than 12 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake specified practice or theory to ensure currency prior to continuation of the course.

Duration

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.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Nursing, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 23 core units (288 credit points)

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health 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.

Progression

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of any two (2) units with professional experience learning.

Students are not permitted to have an extended period of more than 12 months between study of a theory unit that relates specifically to a particular unit with professional experience learning.

Students who have an interrupted study sequence of more than 12 months will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be required to undertake specified practice or theory to ensure currency prior to continuation of the course.

Duration

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.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Course structure

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 Notes
Any student wishing to take a break of one or more terms must consult with the Course Coordinator.

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

HLTH1004 The Reflective Learner and Health Science Scholar
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
HLTH1007 Foundations of Clinical Practice
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment information This unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
NURS2004 Foundations of Health Assessment
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites HLTH1007 - Foundations of Clinical Practice OR NURS2002 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; AND Must have completed or be currently enrolled in NURS1005 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice OR NURS1002 - Essentials of Nursing and Care; AND HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology; OR both HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Second Year

PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Pre-requisites Be admitted to 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry); OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
PBHL1003 Foundations of Health and Health Care Systems
Term1,3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
NURS2014 Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Dual Term4
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Lismore
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Pre-requisites NURS2004 - Foundations of Health Assessment
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2015 Partnering with Older People in Healthcare
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Enrolment information This unit is delivered in intensive mode across three weeks.
NURS2016 Introduction to Nursing Research
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
NURS2017 Nursing Practices 1
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NURS2018 Building Healthy Communities through Impactful Partnerships
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2005 Mental Health Nursing
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices; OR NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Third Year

NURS3006 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites NURS2016 - Introduction to Nursing Research OR STAT2001 - Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2
Dual Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Lismore
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Pre-requisites NURS2017 - Nursing Practices 1; OR both NURS2008 - Human Response to Health Breakdown AND NURS2006 - Chronic Illness and Nursing Care; AND NURS2005 - Mental Health Nursing; OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to course: 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III ORREHB2002 - Clinics in Multimodal Intervention: Internal; OR be admitted to course: 3207309 - Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III; OR be admitted to course: 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery AND MIDW3006 - Midwifery Practice: Mentorship A; OR be admitted to course: 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) AND NURS6001 - Clinical Nursing II; OR have completed 288 credit points in either 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
NURS3001 The Nurse as a Leader
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
NURS3008 Paediatric Health: Conception to Adolescence
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NURS3009 Nursing Practices 3
Dual Term1,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Teaching in this unit is delivered over a two-week intensive mode. Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Any student wishing to take a break of one or more terms must consult with the Course Coordinator.

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

HLTH1004 The Reflective Learner and Health Science Scholar
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
HLTH1007 Foundations of Clinical Practice
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Term3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,4
Term3,4
Gold Coast
Term3,4
Term3,4
Lismore
Term3,4
Term3,4
Online
Term3,4
Term3,4
Enrolment information This unit contains content on mental health and psychological trauma which may be triggering for some students. Please consider this when enrolling in the unit.
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,5
Term1,5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5

Second Year

NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
NURS2004 Foundations of Health Assessment
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites HLTH1007 - Foundations of Clinical Practice OR NURS2002 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; AND Must have completed or be currently enrolled in NURS1005 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice OR NURS1002 - Essentials of Nursing and Care; AND HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology; OR both HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Pre-requisites Be admitted to 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry); OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
PBHL1003 Foundations of Health and Health Care Systems
Term1,3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
NURS2014 Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Dual Term4
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Lismore
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Pre-requisites NURS2004 - Foundations of Health Assessment
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2015 Partnering with Older People in Healthcare
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Enrolment information This unit is delivered in intensive mode across three weeks.

Third Year

NURS2018 Building Healthy Communities through Impactful Partnerships
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2005 Mental Health Nursing
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices; OR NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2017 Nursing Practices 1
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
NURS2016 Introduction to Nursing Research
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
NURS3006 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites NURS2016 - Introduction to Nursing Research OR STAT2001 - Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2
Dual Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Lismore
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Pre-requisites NURS2017 - Nursing Practices 1; OR both NURS2008 - Human Response to Health Breakdown AND NURS2006 - Chronic Illness and Nursing Care; AND NURS2005 - Mental Health Nursing; OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS3001 The Nurse as a Leader
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
NURS3008 Paediatric Health: Conception to Adolescence
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Fourth Year

NURS3009 Nursing Practices 3
Dual Term1,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Teaching in this unit is delivered over a two-week intensive mode. Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to course: 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III ORREHB2002 - Clinics in Multimodal Intervention: Internal; OR be admitted to course: 3207309 - Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III; OR be admitted to course: 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery AND MIDW3006 - Midwifery Practice: Mentorship A; OR be admitted to course: 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) AND NURS6001 - Clinical Nursing II; OR have completed 288 credit points in either 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes
Any student wishing to take a break of one or more terms must consult with the Course Coordinator.

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

NURS2004 Foundations of Health Assessment
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites HLTH1007 - Foundations of Clinical Practice OR NURS2002 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; AND Must have completed or be currently enrolled in NURS1005 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice OR NURS1002 - Essentials of Nursing and Care; AND HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology; OR both HBIO1003 - Systemic Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2014 Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Dual Term4
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Gold Coast
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Lismore
Dual Term4
Term2
Dual Term4
Term2
Pre-requisites NURS2004 - Foundations of Health Assessment
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2015 Partnering with Older People in Healthcare
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Enrolment information This unit is delivered in intensive mode across three weeks.
NURS2016 Introduction to Nursing Research
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
NURS2017 Nursing Practices 1
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
PBHL1003 Foundations of Health and Health Care Systems
Term1,3,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,4
Term1,3,4
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Pre-requisites Be admitted to 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry); OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I

Second Year

NURS2018 Building Healthy Communities through Impactful Partnerships
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS2005 Mental Health Nursing
Dual Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS2013 - Promoting Wellness in Chronic Health and Disability OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices; OR NURS2014 - Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3
Term2,3
Gold Coast
Term2,3
Term2,3
Lismore
Term2,3
Term2,3
Pre-requisites Be admitted to course: 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III ORREHB2002 - Clinics in Multimodal Intervention: Internal; OR be admitted to course: 3207309 - Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics AND PODR2014 - Work Integrated Learning in Podiatry III; OR be admitted to course: 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery AND MIDW3006 - Midwifery Practice: Mentorship A; OR be admitted to course: 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing AND NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2; OR be admitted to course: 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) AND NURS6001 - Clinical Nursing II; OR have completed 288 credit points in either 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
NURS3006 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites NURS2016 - Introduction to Nursing Research OR STAT2001 - Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2
Dual Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Lismore
Dual Term1,3
Dual Term1,3
Pre-requisites NURS2017 - Nursing Practices 1; OR both NURS2008 - Human Response to Health Breakdown AND NURS2006 - Chronic Illness and Nursing Care; AND NURS2005 - Mental Health Nursing; OR NURS2001 - Nursing Practices
Enrolment information Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
NURS3001 The Nurse as a Leader
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
NURS3008 Paediatric Health: Conception to Adolescence
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3,5
Term3,5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Lismore
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Third Year

NURS3009 Nursing Practices 3
Dual Term1,4
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Gold Coast
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Lismore
Dual Term1,4
Dual Term1,4
Pre-requisites NURS3007 - Nursing Practices 2 OR NURS2010 - Acute Care Nursing
Enrolment information Teaching in this unit is delivered over a two-week intensive mode. Enrolment for this unit closes on Thursday of Orientation Week. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HLTH1004 The Reflective Learner and Health Science Scholar
HLTH1005 Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH1006 Foundations of Interprofessional Health Practice
HLTH1007 Foundations of Clinical Practice
NURS1005 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
INDG2001 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples
NURS2004 Foundations of Health Assessment
PHAR2001 Introductory Pharmacology
PBHL1003 Foundations of Health and Health Care Systems
NURS2014 Positive Approaches to Chronic Health and Disability
NURS2015 Partnering with Older People in Healthcare
NURS2016 Introduction to Nursing Research
NURS2017 Nursing Practices 1
NURS2018 Building Healthy Communities through Impactful Partnerships
NURS2005 Mental Health Nursing
NURS3006 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
NURS3007 Nursing Practices 2
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice
NURS3008 Paediatric Health: Conception to Adolescence
NURS3001 The Nurse as a Leader
NURS3009 Nursing Practices 3 Note 1