Return to Practice / Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses - Registered Nurse

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

The Return to Practice or Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses - Registered Nurse course is a non-award course for nurses who: a) have previously been registered in Australia, but have not had sufficient nursing practice in the preceding five years OR b) are wishing to obtain initial registration in Australia.

The course is made up of 6 weeks of theory and 4 weeks of clinical placement, normally conducted over a 10 week period. Depending on the availability of clinical placements and other clinical requirements the duration may extend to 14 weeks.

On successful completion of the course the student will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Note: the NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements.

This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 7 with no individual band score less than 7 or equivalent. More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

The course is completed over a ten (10) week period commencing June 2018. Depending on the availability of clinical placements and other clinical requirements the duration may extend to 14 weeks.

This course will only be offered subject to minimum enrolments and the availability of suitable clinical venues.

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Key information

Year

2018 course information

Deakin code

H011

CRICOS code

062983J

Course Structure

To complete the Return to Practice or Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses - Registered Nurse course students must attain 4 credit points taken over three units. All units must be successfully completed.

To complete the Return to Practice or Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses - Registered Nurse course students must attain 4 credit points taken over three units. All units must be successfully completed.

The course is divided into two components: a 6 week academic component and a 4 week clinical component.

The duration of the course is normally 10 weeks. Depending on the availability of clinical placements and other clinical requirements the duration may extend to 14 weeks.

Academic learning program:  6 weeks

The academic program comprises six weeks of full-time study, based at Melbourne Burwood campus, providing a broad overview of nursing practice in the contemporary Australian society and health care system. The program is offered in two units of study.

Clinical learning program: 4 weeks

The clinical learning program aims to provide an opportunity for the student to consolidate their experience in the Australian clinical environment under the supervision and guidance of expert clinicians and clinical facilitators.

On successful completion of the course, each student will have the met the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.

Units offered:

  • Nursing Practice in Australia HNN021
  • Legal Ethical and Contemporary Issues in Australian Nursing Practice HNN026
  • Clinical Practicum HNN025
  • Entry requirements

    International students must meet academic admission requirements as well as English language requirements to be considered for entry.

    Return to Practice applicants must:

    • have obtained approval from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to participate in the course; and
    • be permanent Australian residents or hold, or be eligible to hold, a current Visa (contact your nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission for advice);

    Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses – Registered Nurse applicants must:

    • have obtained approval from the AHPRA or the NMBA to participate in the course;
    • be permanent Australian residents and hold, or be eligible to hold, a current Visa (contact your nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission for advice);
    • be overseas qualified nurses holding a Bachelor's degree in nursing; and
    • international applicants must have proof of achievement of an overall ‘B’ pass or above in all four sections in the Occupational English Test (OET), achieved in one sitting, or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 7 in all four components (Reading; Listening: Writing and Speaking obtained in one sitting for the test), or equivalent Deakin approved English language test. Please refer to the Deakin English language requirements.

    Please also check http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Registration-Requirements.aspx for English language requirements following completion of the course.

     

    Course learning outcomes

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Provide competent, safe, and comprehensive nursing care in contemporary health care settings in Australia; select and evaluate current research and evidence; demonstrate the attitudes and skills required by ANMC competencies in nursing practice.

    Communication

    Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills to interact effectively and professionally within the multidisciplinary health care team.

    Digital Literacy

    Use a range of information technologies and retrieve information via databases.

    Critical thinking

    Contribute to the development of nursing as a discipline through critical enquiry and professional engagement.

    Problem Solving

    Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving, innovative thinking, and the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to new and challenging situations.

    Self-management

    Develop the skills for independent study and a commitment to life-long learning.

    Teamwork

    Display a broad understanding of the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities aligned with being a Registered Nurse within the Australian context.

    Global Citizenship

    Demonstrate knowledge of the Australian social, cultural, political and economic context in which health services operate including those involved in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

     

    How to apply

    Apply to Deakin

    Completed application forms must be accompanied by certified copies of the following: 

    • a letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) or AHPRA, confirming your application (dated within one year);
    • evidence of English proficiency if required;
    • evidence of Australian permanent residency (where applicable);
    • evidence of employment, if any;
    • evidence of previous academic qualifications;
    • evidence of nurse registration.

    Note: applications received without the relevant documentation requested on the application form cannot be processed. Successful candidates will be notified as soon as is reasonably possible. 

    Australian permanent residents direct applications to:

    School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Deakin University
    221 Burwood Highway
    Burwood Victoria 3125
    Phone: +61 3 9244 6032
    Email: enrol-nm@deakin.edu.au

    International applicants direct applications to:

    International admissions coordinator
    Deakin International
    Deakin University
    Melbourne Burwood Campus
    221 Burwood Highway
    Burwood Victoria 3125
    Australia
    Phone: +61 3 9627 4877
    Email: deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

    PDF H011 application form  - 164 KB

    Fee information

    This is a full fee paying program. International applicants must contact Deakin International directly for details of course fees. Re-entry and Australian permanent resident applicants should contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery regarding fees.

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    Burwood

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