To be read in conjunction with the Bachelor of Nursing.
Graduate Entry pathway
The Graduate Entry pathway is an accelerated program for candidates who hold an approved degree in an area other than nursing. Holders of an approved three-year full-time or part-time equivalent, higher education diploma are also eligible for consideration for admission.
The program of study requires two years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time in the internal mode only.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of Pass or NGP or better in each topic.
Students in this pathway receive 36 units of credit for previous tertiary study and undertake the following program.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board the course must be completed within eight consecutive semesters.
A student who fails the practice component of any topic will receive a Fail grade for that topic. A student may at any time be removed from a professional experience placement for unprofessional behaviour and/or unsafe practice.
(Note, PEP refers to professional experience placement.)
Graduate Entry Pathway
Core – Year 1 topics
36 units comprising
NURS1001 Introduction to the Nursing Profession and Independent Learning (4.5 units)
NURS1007 Dimensions of Physical and Mental Health (4.5 units)
NURS2003 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (4.5 units)
NURS2005 Managing Care in Different Settings (PEP) (9 units)
NURS2006 Clinical Governance and Practice Improvement (4.5 units)
NURS2010 Managing Care in Professional Practice (PEP) (9 units)
Core – Year 2 topics
36 units comprising
NURS3001 Dynamics of Practice 2 (4.5 units)
NURS3002 Advanced Decision-Making and Practice (PEP) (9 units)
NURS3003 Dynamics of Practice 3 (4.5 units)
NURS3004 Transition to Professional Practice 1 (PEP) (4.5 units)
NURS3005 Transition to Professional Practice 2 (9 units)
NURS3006 Transition to Professional Practice 3 (4.5 units)
A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing degree, or a qualification which the Faculty Board agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing they have achieved a credit average or better in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
To qualify for the honours degree, a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study within one year full-time or two years part-time.