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Bachelor of Nursing | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Nursing
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
3 years full-time
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 757101
Bega / 757102
Shoalhaven / 757103
Southern Sydney / 757104
Batemans Bay / 757105
The Bachelor of Nursing 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 3 year course, students will be required to attend 21 weeks off-campus workplace experience in a variety of settings and different area health services. Students can expect to travel up to 2 hours to attend their workplace experience.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing 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 requires the successful completion of 144 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.
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. 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 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 Inherent Requirements webpage.
|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|
|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 inclusion of workplace experience
Candidates should note that pre- and co-requisites apply to many subjects in the course. Satisfactory completion of all Year 2 nursing theory and practice subjects is a pre-requisite to enrolment in Year 3 nursing theory and practice subjects. The reason for these prescriptions is that the School of Nursing has a legal responsibility to ensure that candidates meet nursing theory and practice requirements at each level of the course.
An Honours degree program is available for eligible students. For further information refer to the separate entry for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
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.