Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs)

Program Code

BNURS

Academic Year

2017

Program Faculty

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing program prepares graduates for employment as registered nurses, eligible for registration through AHPRA to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates acquire contemporary nursing skills and knowledge to enable beginning level practice in a wide variety of health care settings. The program blends extensive and varied clinical placement opportunities with a high degree of academic rigour. Clinical placements facilitating this experience may not be restricted to the University teaching semesters.
The program is designed to provide professional knowledge, skills and attitudes that underpin the role of the Registered Nurse and develop competencies for practice as determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing program will need to satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council requirement for English language proficiency (IELTS 7 or equivalent) prior to application for registration with AHPRA.
The Bachelor of Nursing is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of Admission
Prescribed Communicable Infection Clearance: Students must comply with the Students With Prescribed Communicable Infections Policy (www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/591).
Tuberculosis Clearance: Students who undertake clinical placements, internships or research projects involving children or people who are ill, elderly or vulnerable are now required to demonstrate tuberculosis (TB) clearance through obtaining a TB Screening Notification from SA Tuberculosis Services.
Criminal History Clearance: Students who undertake clinical placements, internships or research projects involving children or people who are ill, elderly or vulnerable are now required to demonstrate clearance by producing a criminal history check, obtained through a Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) check. International students may be required to obtain a certificate from their home country.
Immunisation: Prior to clinical placement, students will need to provide evidence of immunisation status.
Student and Professional Registration: Students accepted into the program are required to be registered with the relevant regulatory authority.
Uniform: During clinical placements students are required to comply with professional dress standards.
Inherent requirements: Students are required to acknowledge their understanding of the University of Adelaide nursing programs inherent requirements (see https://health.adelaide.edu.au/nursing/future-students/requirements/ )

 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Nursing

There shall be a Bachelor of Nursing.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Nursing, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 72 units.
Core Courses

Level I

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
NURSING 1004 Communication and Professional Nursing I 3
NURSING 1005 Biology for Nursing Practice 3
NURSING 1006 Microbiology and Infection Control 3
NURSING 1007 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing I 3
NURSING 1008 Communication and Professional Nursing II 3
NURSING 1009 Pharmacology for Nursing I 3
NURSING 1010OL Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 3
NURSING 1011 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing II 3

Level II

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
NURSING 2004 Nursing Older People 3
NURSING 2005 Biology of Human Disease I 3
NURSING 2006OL Chronic Disease and Disability 3
NURSING 2007 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing III 3
NURSING 2008 Biology of Human Disease II 3
NURSING 2009OL Community and Primary Health Care 3
NURSING 2010 Pharmacology in Nursing II 3
NURSING 2011 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing IV 3

Level III

Courses to the value of up to 24 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
NURSING 3004 Mental Health Nursing 3
NURSING 3005 Nursing in Complex Settings I 3
NURSING 3006 Nursing in Complex Settings II 3
NURSING 3007OL Nursing in an International Context 3
NURSING 3008OL ATSI Health 3
NURSING 3009 Leadership and Transition to Practice 3
NURSING 3010 Nursing in Complex Settings III 3
NURSING 3011OL Palliative Care Nursing 3