2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Nursing | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nursing



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time, or negotiated part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (excluding clinical placement)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 757101

Bega / 757102

Shoalhaven / 757103

Southern Sydney / 757104

Batemans Bay / 757105

South Western Sydney / 757106


The Bachelor of Nursing prepares students for professional practice as registered nurses, by providing knowledge and skills to think critically and reflect across all aspects of nursing practice. The course incorporates a range of nursing subjects, basic sciences, research, ethics and professional subjects relevant to contemporary nursing practice.

At the completion of the course, graduates will be able to deliver confident, safe and person centered care in a variety of health care settings. Throughout the 3 year course, students will attend 840 hours of off-campus workplace experience in a variety of settings and different local health districts. Students can expect to travel up to 2 hours to attend their workplace experience. 

Entry Requirements 

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Apply broad and coherent theoretical knowledge to provide safe, high quality nursing practice that is person-centred and based on the best available evidence.
2 Exercise critical thinking and judgement to systematically assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing practice.
3 Use reflection to critically evaluate and develop nursing practice.
4 Lead practice that is collaborative and promotes effective therapeutic and professional relationships.
5 Share values that foster a culture of respect for all people, practicing ethically and promoting nursing as a profession.
6 Use the best available evidence to make decisions and provide safe, quality nursing care and as a platform for continued lifelong learning.
7 Communicate in an effective, respectful and collaborative way with individuals and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Nursing, a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points 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 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.

NOTE: That the Bachelor of Nursing, Year 2 and Year 3, work on an extended Academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid December.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
1st Year
SNUG101 Fundamentals of Nursing 6 Autumn
SNUG102 Nursing as a Profession 6 Autumn
SNUG103 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses 6 Autumn
SNUG104 Workplace Experience 1 6 Autumn
SNUG105 Person and Family Centred Care 6 Spring
SNUG106 Nursing care for Older People 6 Spring
SNUG107 Primary Health Care 6 Spring
SNUG108 Workplace Experience 2 6 Spring
2nd Year
SNUG201 Acute Care Nursing 6 Autumn
SNUG202 Evidence Based Practice 6 Autumn
SNUG203 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurses 6 Autumn
SNUG204 Workplace experience 3 6 Autumn
SNUG205 Continuing Care 6 Spring
SNUG206 Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing Care 6 Spring
SNUG207 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 6 Spring
SNUG208 Workplace Experience 4 6 Spring
3rd Year
SNUG301 Managing Deterioration 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG302 Leadership in Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG303 Clinical Excellence 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG304 Workplace experience 5 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG306 Being a Professional 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG307 Capstone 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG308 Workplace Experience 6 6 Not available in 2020
PLUS, one of the following subjects;
SNUG305 Cancer Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG309 Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing Practice 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG310 Critical Care Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG311 Paediatric Nursing 6 Not available in 2020

A part time pathway can be negotiated with the Bachelor of Nursing Academic Program Director. 

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.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components 

This course contains a total of 840 hours over 21 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.


An Honours degree program is available for eligible students. For further information refer to the separate entry for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

Graduates may be 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

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 October, 2019