2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Nursing Advanced | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nursing Advanced



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Year 1, 2 and Autumn Session Year 3)
Flexible (Spring Session Year 3 and Autumn Session Year 4)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Southern Sydney/757113
Batemans Bay/757114

Additional Information:

Course Finder


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.

Entry Requirements

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:

  1. Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective quality and culturally appropriate nursing care.
  2. Critically evaluate relevant theories and frameworks that inform contemporary nursing.
  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with an effective nurse leader, educator and researcher.
  4. Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate person-centred and family focussed care, utilising the Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) model of living/model for nursing.
  5. Use clinical reasoning skills for effective clinical decisions.
  6. Employ effective professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  7. Work effectively within an interprofessional health care team.
  8. Demonstrate initiative and judgement within professional, ethical and legal frameworks.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to create a therapeutic relationship with acknowledgement of professional requirements.
  10. Engage in reflexive nursing practice contributing to personal and professional development. 

Course Structure

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)
Year 1
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
Year 2
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
Year 3
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.
Year 4 
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 Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

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.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 August, 2018