2020 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



1 year full-time or part-time equivalent*

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus:


*The length of the degree is dependent upon entry qualifications


The Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) provides Registered Nurses with a Certificate/Diploma with the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications to a Bachelor’s degree level. 

The conversion program does not lead to registration as a nurse in Australia.

Students evaluate and apply concepts drawn from nursing theory and research to professional practice; demonstrate an increased awareness of the effects of cultural, social, economic, legal and ethical influences on the development of the nursing profession; and demonstrate competencies that enable health professionals to accept responsibility for a more complex level of client management.

The number of candidates admitted to the course will be limited and applicants must be approved by the Head of the School of Nursing.

Entry Requirements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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 Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective nursing care for individuals, families and communities.
2 Employ knowledge and skills in the application of leadership in the provision of person-centred, culturally appropriate practice.
3 Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with improvements in practice

Course Structure 

Students are expected to complete one of the following programs of study based on their previous qualification, the extent of professional experience, study load and session commencement date. The program of study will be chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

Registered Nurses who hold a Certificate of Nursing (or equivalent)

Registered nurses with a Certificate of Nursing, or equivalent, are required to satisfactorily complete subjects with a value of at least 48 credit points, of which at least 24 credit points shall be from 300-level subjects.

NOTE: That the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion), equivalent to 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


Registered Nurses who hold a Diploma of Nursing (or equivalent)

Registered nurses with a Diploma of Nursing, or equivalent, are required to satisfactorily complete subjects with a value of at least 24 credit points. Recognition of 24 credit points of prior learning are granted.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Autumn Year 1
SNUG202Evidence Based Practice6Autumn
NMIH317Promoting Clinical Excellence6Autumn
NMIH303Therapeutic Use of Self6Autumn
One x 6 Credit point elective selected from the School of Nursing at level 200 or above
Spring Year 1
SNUG207Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health6Spring
NMIH307Leadership in Health Care Practice6Spring
SMAH918Emotional Intelligence for Leaders6Spring
One x 6 Credit point elective selected from the School of Nursing at level 200 or above. International student must NOT select an Online elective
If commencing in spring 2020 the following subjects will be taken in AUTUMN 2021
SNUG202Evidence Based Practice6Autumn
SNUG302Leadership in Nursing6Not available in 2020
SNUG303Clinical Excellence6Not available in 2020
SMAH916Health Care Systems6Autumn, Spring


Other Information

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

Last reviewed: 20 December, 2019