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|Award granted||Bachelor of Nursing|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warrnambool Campus|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2) - for applicants who are eligible to register as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA)
November (Trimester 3 2013-2014) - for applicants who are eligible to register as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA. Melbourne Burwood Campus only)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$27,680* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||018327G|
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in all bands (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||14353 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
15193 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
18313 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||H326|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Note: Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2010 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2010 must follow the course structure applicable to their year of commencement.
The Bachelor of Nursing gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and ethical behaviours that enable you to practise as a competent and caring nurse clinician and gain employment in a range of health care contexts. You will be highly regarded as you will be able to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused toward improving patient outcomes.
Throughout your course you will benefit from our purpose-built clinical skills laboratories which provide you with the facilities and equipment required to develop practical skills which are further enhanced through clinical work placements.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin is one of the largest in Australia and is committed to providing excellence in all its courses, particularly to reflect current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing. Our distinctive partnership program connects you to many health care organisations in the public and private sector.
Work placements are conducted throughout your course beginning in Trimester 1 of your first year. This early exposure to the clinical environment gives you extensive opportunities to develop clinical skills under the supervision of registered nurses and enables you to experience being part of a multidisciplinary health care team. You will gain clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, rehabilitation, community nursing and mental health nursing. You will spend approximately 50 percent of the course duration in various health care settings, including hospitals and community health centres in metropolitan, rural and regional areas.
This course is specifically designed to fulfil the registration requirements for Registered Nurse (Division 1) of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Nursing is a career rich with opportunity. As a Deakin nursing graduate you will be highly sought-after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm, problem-solving capabilities and your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes. You will be well prepared to pursue a career as a registered nurse in a range of work areas including: hospitals, homes, hospices, aged care settings, clinics, schools, universities, community health centres, government agencies and industries.
Given nursing is a diverse profession with a number of speciality practise areas available, it is expected that graduates will look at continuing professional development throughout their careers. This may include postgraduate degrees and/or research degrees, including masters and PhDs.
The course consists of twenty four (24) credit points comprising twenty one (21) core credit points plus three (3) elective units (worth 3 credit points). At least one of the electives must be taken at level 2 or 3.
There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. Failure of a compulsory practicum component in any unit of study will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses associated with clinical practicum are the responsibility of the student.
|HNN112||Principles of Nursing Care|
|HNN120||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1|
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function|
|HNN122||Nursing Management and Interventions 1|
|HBS108||Health Information and Data|
|HNN222||Mental Health Nursing (Not offered Trimester 1 at W)|
|HNN217||Nursing in Community Settings (Not offered Trimester 1 at W)|
Trimester 2 or trimester 1
|HNN227||Nursing Management and Interventions 2 (Not offered Trimester 2 at W)|
|HNN215||Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing (Not offered Trimester 2 at W)|
|HNN318||Nursing Management of the Older Person|
|HNN319||Nursing Management of Chronic Illness|
|HNN320||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2|
|HNN300||Child and Adolescent Nursing|
|HNN301||Mental Health Promotion|
|HNN325||Comprehensive Nursing Management and Interventions|
Inter Professional Education (IPE) elective unit:
|HBS345||Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care|
International study tour elective unit:
|HNN216||International Nursing Study Tour|
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-police-record-check-policy-including-working-with-children-check
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the English language requirement.
The English language entry requirement for 2012 entry onwards is an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no band less than 7) or equivalent. You will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
Please note that the IELTS score for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing may differ from the IELTS score required for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register as a nurse with the NMBA.
Normal University regulations and guidelines will pertain to students who apply for credit for prior learning. The Deakin University policy on credit for prior learning states that students will be provided with the maximum credit for relevant approved post-secondary study, or informal learning, which exceeds the normal entry requirements for the relevant course. This may include previous completed or incomplete degrees, diplomas, TAFE awards and, in particular, completed Certificate IV in Health (Nursing) and/or Diploma of Nursing. In particular, credit for prior learning will be available for students who have completed a Certificate IV and/or Diploma of Nursing award in the Technical and Further Education sector leading to registration in Division 2 of the register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Students with Division 2 registration are eligible to apply for a maximum of eight (8) credit points of credit for prior learning.
In all cases, credit will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis with a maximum credit granted being consistent with University policy (Deakin University, Credit for prior learning policy and procedure, July 2003) and the guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning as approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
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