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Bachelor of Nursing

BN

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat Victoria
Brisbane Queensland
Canberra ACT
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (North Sydney) NSW
Hong Kong1

1. Admission Requirements2

1.1 To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales and ACT
Assumed knowledge:Nil

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

1.2 To be eligible for admission to the Practice Leadership specialisation, an applicant must have completed the requirements set out in Rule 1.1 at a high level of academic achievement3, and demonstrate leadership capacity4. Students who fail to maintain participation in suitable leadership activities5 and a minimum GPA of 5.5 will be withdrawn from the specialisation Practice Leadership and transferred to the Bachelor of Nursing degree.

1.3 To be eligible for admission to the course offered in Hong Kong, an applicant must have:

  1. a pre-registration Nursing qualification (eg Diploma or higher); and
  2. a licence to practise as a Level 1/registered nurse in Hong Kong.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

2.1 To qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing pass degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 90 cp from Inter-professional Learning units;
  2. 60 cp from Nursing Theory units;
  3. 60 cp from Clinical Nursing Practice units;
  4. 10 cp from a Clinical Nursing Specialty Elective;
  5. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units.

2.2 Practice Leadership units must be taken and may only be taken by students undertaking the specialisation in Practice Leadership.

2.3 To qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing (Practice Leadership), a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings including the eight units designated as Practice Leadership (NRPL), consisting of:

  1. 90 cp from Inter-professional Learning units;
  2. 60 cp from Nursing Theory units, including 40 cp which are designated Practice Leadership;
  3. 60 cp from Clinical Nursing Practice units, including 40 cp which are designated Practice Leadership;
  4. 10cp from a Clinical Nursing Specialty Elective unit;
  5. 20cp from Core Curriculum units.

2.4 Mental Health units must be taken and may only be taken by students undertaking the specialisation in Mental Health.

2.5 A student undertaking the course in Hong Kong must complete 80 cp from units listed for Hong Kong in the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Core units; and
  2. 10 cp from Elective units.

3. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Inter-professional Learning Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL121 10 Human Biological Science 1
BIOL122 10 Human Biological Science 2
HLSC110 10 Beginning Professional Practice
HLSC111 10 The Person, Health and Wellbeing
HLSC120 10 Society, Culture and Health
HLSC121 10 Health Assessment
HLSC122 10 Inquiry in Health Care
HLSC210 10 Mental Health and Illness
HLSC220 10 Health Care Ethics

Core Curriculum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
UNCC100 10 Community and Vulnerability: Action and Advocacy
UNCC300 10 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives

Nursing Theory Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRSG257 10 Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing (Inc: NRPL257)
NRSG258 10 Acute Care Nursing 1 (Inc: NRPL258)
NRSG259 10 Promoting Health in Extended Care
NRSG366 10 Partnerships in Chronicity (Inc: NRPL366)
NRSG367 10 Transition to Professional Nursing (Inc: NRPL367)
NRSG353 10 Acute Care Nursing 2

Practice Leadership

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRPL257 10 Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG257)
NRPL258 10 Acute Care Nursing 1 (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG258)
NRPL260 10 Partnerships in Chronicity (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG260)
NRPL367 10 Transition to Professional Nursing (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG367)

Clinical Nursing Practice Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRSG137 10 Introduction to Nursing Practice
NRSG262 10 Clinical Integration: Mental Health (Inc: NRPL262)
NRSG261 10 Clinical Integration: Acute Care (Inc: NRPL261)
NRSG354 10 Clinical Integration: Complex Care (Inc: NRPL354)
NRSG355 20 Clinical Integration: Towards Professional Practice (Inc: NRPL355)

Mental Health Specialisation only

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRSG300 10 Clinical Integration: Complex Care (Mental Health) (Inc: NRSG354)
NRSG301 20 Clinical Integration: Towards Professional Practice (Mental Health) (Inc: NRSG355)

Practice Leadership

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRPL262 10 Clinical Integration: Mental Health (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG262)
NRPL261 10 Clinical Integration: Acute Care (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG261)
NRPL354 10 Clinical Integration: Complex Care (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG354)
NRPL355 20 Clinical Integration: Towards Professional Practice (Practice Leadership) (Inc: NRSG355)

Clinical Nursing Specialty Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRSG356 10 Medical Surgical Nursing Practice
NRSG357 10 Mental Health Nursing Practice
NRSG358 10 High Dependency Nursing Practice
NRSG359 10 Peri-operative Nursing Practice
NRSG360 10 Rehabilitation Nursing Practice
NRSG361 10 Paediatric and Child Health Nursing Practice
NRSG362 10 Maternity Nursing Practice
NRSG363 10 Oncology Nursing Practice
NRSG364 10 Aged Care Nursing Practice
NRSG365 10 Community Nursing Practice
NRSG368 10 Palliative Care Nursing Practice

Hong Kong

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRHKXXX 10 (Our World: Community and Vulnerability (Inc: UNCC100)
NRHK301 10 Promoting Health in Extended Care (Inc: NRSG259)
NRHK302 10 Trends in Professional Nursing (Inc: NRSG367)
NRHK303 10 Advanced Health Assessment (Inc: HLSC121)
NRHK304 10 Leading for Quality Nursing Care
NRHK305 10 Research for Practice Improvement (Inc: HLSC122)
NRHK306 10 Practice Issues in Nursing (Inc: HLSC220)

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRHK307 10 Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Inc: NRSG234)
NRHK308 10 Partnerships in Chronicity (Inc: NRSG366)
NRHK309 10 Practice Project (Pre: NRHK305 Research for Practice Improvement)


1Offered in conjunction with Caritas Hong Kong.
2A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
3For example, the following minimum entry scores: NSW: UAI 85; Queensland: OP9; Victoria: ENTER 85.
4Through submission portfolio with references from School Principal or head of an organisation.
5Annual submission of portfolio with evidence of leadership activities.

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