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Bachelor of Nursing Advanced | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Nursing Advanced
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
On-campus (Year 1, 2 and Autumn Session Year 3)
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is a four-year degree which meets the requirements to be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia. Students undertake a common core of advanced subjects as well as choosing from one of the available minors in Management and Leadership Mental Health and International Studies.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced will be able to:
- Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective quality and culturally appropriate nursing care.
- Critically evaluate relevant theories and frameworks that inform contemporary nursing.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with an effective nurse leader, educator and researcher.
- Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate person-centred and family focussed care, utilising the Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) model of living/model for nursing.
- Use clinical reasoning skills for effective clinical decisions.
- Employ effective professional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Work effectively within an interprofessional health care team.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgement within professional, ethical and legal frameworks.
- Demonstrate the ability to create a therapeutic relationship with acknowledgement of professional requirements.
- Engage in reflexive nursing practice contributing to personal and professional development.
The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced provides theoretical and professional practical education for a career in nursing.
Aims include sound knowledge for safe and competent practice; appropriate affective and psychomotor skills in providing holistic patient care; reflective nursing practice skills in a variety of settings; drawing on relevant principles of the biosciences, social and behavioural sciences; effective interpersonal and group communication skills; effective and collaborative functioning as a professional member of the health care team; effective and sensitive practice within a multicultural environment; responsibility for the continuing development of self and profession; and high level skills in organisation and allocation of priorities in clinical and practice activities.
Throughout the 4 year course, students will be required to attend 28 weeks off-campus workplace experience in a variety of settings and different area health services. In addition the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced affords students the opportunity of additional workplace practice which may include observational workplace experience in a setting not typically available to students, or the opportunity to undertake an overseas workplace experience. Students can expect to travel up to 2 hours to attend their workplace experience.
In order to attend workplace experience, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Disease. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to attend workplace experience and therefore will not be able to continue in the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced. For further information on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases please see visit Student Clearances for Clinical Placements - NSW Department of Health.
Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students. For more information on the Inherent Requirements of our Nursing programs, please see the UOW Inherent Requirements website.
The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced requires the successful completion of 192 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|NMIH101||Effective Communication in Health Care Relationships||6||Autumn|
|NMIH102||Patterns of Knowing in Nursing||6||Autumn|
|NMIH103||Art and Science of Nursing A||6||Autumn|
|NMIH104||Art and Science of Nursing B*||6||Autumn|
|NMIH105||Primary Health Care Nursing||6||Spring|
|NMIH106||Essentials of Care A||6||Spring|
|NMIH107||Essentials of Care B*||6||Spring|
|NMIH108||Introduction to Health Behaviour Change||6||Spring|
|NMIH201||Principles of Episodic Care||6||Autumn|
|NMIH202||Developing Nursing Practice 1*||6||Autumn|
|NMIH203||Family Centred Nursing||6||Autumn|
|NMIH204||Reflection and Practice||6||Autumn|
|NMIH205||Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice||6||Spring|
|NMIH206||Therapeutics in Nursing||6||Spring|
|NMIH207||Developing Nursing Practice 2*||6||Spring|
|NMIH208||Mental Health Nursing 1*||6||Spring|
|NMIH301||Nursing Care of People with Chronic Conditions*||6||Autumn|
|NMIH302||Mental Health Nursing 2*||6||Autumn|
|NMIH303||Therapeutic Use of Self||6||Autumn|
|NMIH304||Evidence Appreciation and Application in Health Care Practice||6||Autumn|
|NMIH315||Practice Development and Person Centred Nursing||6||Spring|
|NMIH320||Clinical Practice 1||6||Spring|
|Plus, ONE of the following minors:|
|Year 3 Minor Study – Management and Leadership|
|This minor focuses on teaching students the skills and adaptability necessary to work in constantly evolving health care environments.|
|NMIH316||Innovation in Clinical Practice||6||Spring|
|NMIH318||Contemporary Leadership Perspectives||6||Spring|
|Year 3 Minor Study– Mental Health|
|This minor focuses on teaching students the skills and adaptability necessary to work in constantly evolving mental health care environments.|
|NMIH312||Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health||6||Spring|
|NMIH314||Mental Health Nursing and the Older Person||6||Spring|
|Both minors open up further opportunities for clinical practice in Australia and overseas.|
|Year 3 Minor Study– International Studies|
|Bespoke programmes of study negotiated with Office of Global Student Mobility and Director of the Bachelor of Nursing Programmes.|
|NMIH317||Promoting Clinical Excellence||6||Autumn|
|NMIH319||Contemporary Research in Practice||12||Autumn|
|NMIH321||Clinical Practice 2||6||Autumn|
|NMIH305||Nursing Care of People with Complex Conditions||6||Spring|
|NMIH306||Challenges of Ageing||6||Spring|
|NMIH307||Leadership in Health Care Practice||6||Spring|
|NMIH308||Transition to Professional Practice*||6||Spring|
* denotes clinical subjects
For further information on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases please see Course Finder.
Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.
Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) subject to meeting the registration standards, including English language proficiency. NMBA currently requires an overall IELTS score of 7.0, and at least 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Results must have been obtained no more than 2 years prior to applying for registration. Therefore graduates will be required to take a further IELTS test even if the required results were demonstrated prior to enrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing.
For information regarding registration standards visit the NMBA Website.
Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder