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"I feel honoured that I’m able to empathise with and care for people during both times of joy and times of pain. Nursing takes you to both of these extremes ..."
|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||$6,680* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Faculty contacts||Health - Student and Academic Services|
Tel 03 9251 7777
|CRICOS course code||018327G|
|VTAC Codes||1400414351 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514351 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714351 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||H326|
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.
Prerequisites for year 12 applicants: - VCE units 3 and 4 – and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.