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Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Commerce
Cloud (online)No
Duration4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code041569G
Deakin course codeD392

Course structure for students who commenced in 2010. Students who commenced prior to 2010 must follow the course structure applicable to their year of commencement.

Offered to continuing students only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Commerce. This course offers students the opportunity to combine nursing studies with a professional business qualification in areas such as management, human resource management or accounting. It aims to provide students with skills in both research and practice in nursing, and to gain a solid foundation for understanding the world of commerce with specialist business skills and knowledge.

 

Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements OR the Bachelor of Commerce requirements only.

Professional recognition

On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

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Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

 

* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check

** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.

 

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units undertaken
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

This combined course comprises thirty six (36) credit points. Students will undertake sixteen (16) credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and twenty (20) credit points in the Bachelor of Nursing. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Nursing (H326) must be satisfied.

The sixteen (16) credit points taken within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the ten (10) Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MSC120, MSQ171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of four (4) credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Students must complete all core units for the Bachelor of Nursing. All subjects are available in the first two years in campus mode. After Level 2, some Commerce units may need to be taken in Cloud (online) mode, in order to accommodate nursing clinical placements.

 

There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical placements outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.


See course entry for Bachelor of Nursing (H326) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).

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Course structure


Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

HNN112 Principles of Nursing Care  

HNN120 The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1  

Plus one Commerce unit

Trimester 2
HNN114 Health Assessment  

HNN122 Nursing Management and Interventions 1  

Plus one Commerce unit

Level 2

Trimester 1
HBS107 Understanding Health  

Plus three Commerce units

Trimester 2
HNN222 Mental Health Nursing  

Plus two Commerce units

Level 3
Trimester 1
HNN215 Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing  

HNN227 Nursing Management and Interventions 2  

 

Plus one Commerce unit

Trimester 2

HNN217 Nursing in Community Settings  

 

Plus three Commerce units

Level 4

Trimester 1

HNN318 Nursing Management of the Older Person  

HNN320 The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2  

Plus two Commerce units

 

Warrnambool D392 students are required to contact their Enrolment Officer for Level 4 enrolment pathway details.


Trimester 2

HNN300 Child and Adolescent Nursing  

HNN301 Mental Health Promotion  

Plus two Commerce units

Level 5

Trimester 1

HNN325 Comprehensive Nursing Management and Interventions  

HNN319 Nursing Management of Chronic Illness  

Plus one Commerce unit

 

Warrnambool D392 students are required to contact their Enrolment Officer for Level 4 enrolment pathway details.

 

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8th June 2007