This course provides a wide-ranging program of simulated practice and fieldwork, advanced clinical skill development, biological, behavioural and nursing sciences, and the opportunity for an international study experience.
Your studies will focus on developing the skills and knowledge you’ll need to meet the demands of our changing healthcare system.
You will be encouraged to be an active, contributing member of an interprofessional healthcare team, which will give you the opportunity to study with different nursing and medical specialists in a range of fields.
You will gain strong, practical skills by completing a minimum of 840 hours of clinical placements in hospitals, private practice and rural health settings.
Alternative streams under the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) are offered to enhance your qualification if you are already an enrolled or registered nurse:
- Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Stream (domestic only)
- Registered Nurse Conversion - Australian Registration Nurse Stream (domestic and international)
- Registered Nurse Conversion - Non-Registration Nurse Stream (domestic only).
Please note: a break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) lead to?
- Registered nurse.
- Community health agencies
- Private hospitals
- Public hospitals.
What you'll learn
- demonstrate accountable, safe, effective and innovative nursing care in a diverse range of health settings.
- apply critical thinking and reflection to problem solving and clinical decision making for health improvements
- critically analyse scientific literature and health standards in order to reflect on and synthesise complex information and integrate this into clinical practice
- communicate effectively with individuals, families, communities within diverse health contexts and across interprofessional teams
- use technologies proficiently to support quality patient care within a changing health care environment
- recognise the values intrinsic to registered nurse practice and demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning through critical reflection and the ability to enhance the professional development of self and others
- identify, evaluate and apply appropriate international and national standards of practice within a nursing healthcare context
- acknowledge diversity across health care populations and systems and recognizes influence of self in care provision for inclusive and culturally safe practice
- apply current nursing and health legislation as a member of interprofessional health care teams to provide quality care in the interests of public safety