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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Nursing
Program Coordinator Blake Peck
Contact Hours (per week) 20 hours (approximately) per week
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

Commences February
Program Outline

The Bachelor of Nursing is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in nursing. It's not just what you learn, but how you learn.

You will engage in a range of learning techniques including practical and experiential learning through clinical placements and simulated healthcare environments at our on-campus laboratories, including the new Simulated Home Environment Learning Space (SHELS). Add flexible study options, podcasts, blogs and online discussion groups and you have all the tools you need to learn to succeed.

Career Opportunities

The education and experiences offered will provide qualification to allow you to work in:
• Hospitals
• Community healthcare centres
• District nursing
• Aged care facilities
• Schools and homes
• Government agencies
• Industries
• Educational institutions

The degree is recognised overseas and following completion, would allow you to work overseas, subject to registration requirements.

Program Rules and Requirements

Throughout the three years of your program you will complete 22 compulsory courses including 5 professional practice courses. These courses are a combination of traditional learning approaches (i.e. lectures, tutorials laboratories and simulated learning experiences) and other web-based technologies.

The degree contains both on and off-campus components. The off-campus component (approx 50% of program hours) is in the form of clinical education. It is conducted in a wide variety of local and regional healthcare facilities. Clinical placements are arranged at times other than during the 12-week semester and there is a requirement of you to travel throughout Victoria and interstate to undertake clinical education.

Duration (EFTSL) 3.000

Program Content

For further information regarding the Program Fees for this program, please select the link below:
General

Program Structure:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Anatomical and physiological bases of the human body part 1
Foundations of nursing 1
Professional nursing 1
Population health 1

Year 1 - Semester 2
Anatomical and physiological bases of the human body part 2
Foundations of nursing 2
Professional nursing 2
Clinical practice 1: assessment and pharmacology

Year 2 - Semester 1
Comprehensive nursing care 1
Research in nursing
The continuum of mental health
Clinical practice 2

Year 2 - Semester 2
Comprehensive nursing care 2
Population health 2
Professional nursing 3
Clinical practice 3

Year 3 - Semester 1
Health and ageing
Comprehensive nursing care 3
Professional nursing 4
Clinical practice 4

Year 3 - Semester 2
Professional nursing practice: transition to practice
Advanced nursing practice

Program Majors AvailableGeneral
Indicative Program Structure
This Indicative Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year 1 Semester 1
EXSCI1011 Anatomical And Physiological Bases Of The Human Body 1 15 $1,077
HCNUR1011 Foundations Of Nursing 1 15 $756
HCNUR1021 Professional Nursing 1 15 $756
HCNUR1031 Population Health 1 15 $756

Year 1 Semester 2
EXSCI1012 Anatomical And Physiological Bases Of The Human Body 2 15 $1,077
HCNUR1012 Foundations Of Nursing 2 15 $756
HCNUR1022 Professional Nursing 2 15 $756
HCNUR1932 Clinical Practice 1: Fundamentals Of Assessment And Pharmacology 15 $756

Year 2 Semester 1
HCMTL2033 The Continuum of Mental Health 15 $756
HCNUR2013 Comprehensive Nursing Care 1 15 $756
HCNUR2023 Research In Nursing 15 $756
HCNUR2943 Clinical Practice 2 15 $756

Year 2 Semester 2
HCNUR2014 Comprehensive Nursing Care 2 15 $756
HCNUR2024 Professional Nursing 3 15 $756
HCNUR2034 Population Health 2 15 $756
HCNUR2944 Clinical Practice 3 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 1
HCAGE3035 Health And Ageing 15 $756
HCNUR3015 Nursing Care 3 15 $756
HCNUR3025 Professional Nursing 4 15 $756
HCNUR3945 Clinical Practice 4 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 2
HCNUR3016 Professional Nursing: Transition To Practice 30 $1,511
HCNUR3026 Advanced Nursing Practice 30 $1,511

Indicative Totals:

360

$18,784

All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Indicative Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a Registered nurse.

Please note: Eligibility requirements for registration as a Registered (Division 1) Nurse in Australia are determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), a partner of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Currently, NMBA requires an IELTS of 7.0 in all categories on the same day of testing, to be eligible for registration. Alternatively students may be asked to provide evidence for 5 years of equivalent full-time study in English. Please refer to AHPRA website for full details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mid-Year Entry offered for the Bachelor of Nursing?

Mid-year entry into the Bachelor of Nursing is only available for students continuing their study from the Diploma of Nursing programs.

Students applying for the Bachelor of Nursing who have not previously completed/not transferring from Diploma of Nursing (Year 12 and Non-Year 12 students), are only able to enter into the degree at the start of each academic year (Semester One).

Can I receive credits for VET studies into the Bachelor of Nursing?

If you commence the Diploma of Nursing in 2014 you may be eligible up to 18 months credit and commence the Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 2 of the second year. If you commence the Diploma of Nursing in 2015 you may be eligible for up to 12 months credit and commence the Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 1 of the second year.

How can I become a Paramedic or Midwife?

You can continue your study after completing your Bachelor of Nursing to become a Paramedic or a Midwife. After completing your undergraduate degree in Nursing you can complete a postgraduate degree - Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine or Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, or you could complete your honours with the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

Bachelor of Nursing FAQs (pdf, 403kb)

School/Department

School of Health Sciences (Ref 09662, 02729)

Contact Us

Phone: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: federation.edu.au/school-of-health-sciences

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: http://federation.edu.au/international
Additional Program Information

Your pathway to a career in Nursing (pdf, 602kb)

DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code NU5
VTAC Code Mt Helen - 3700537191 Horsham - 3700337191
Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 360
Duration

3 years full-time

Location Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat), Horsham Campus
Application Method Application is via VTAC at www.vtac.edu.au Mid Year applicants and current FedUni students wishing to transfer to another FedUni program are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission (Internal Transfer) form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit www.federation.edu.au/apply
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent including:
- Study score of least 25 in English (any);
- Units 1 and 2 of mathematics (any);
- Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health and Human Development, Physics, or Psychology.

Interstate or overseas equivalent; or mature aged entry.

English Language Requirement - IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 in writing and speaking, or equivalent. Please Note: Students are exempted from the IELTS requirements if they are able to provide evidence of being registered as a Division 2 (or Enrolled) Nurse in Australia. Evidence of English Language proficiency is one of the requirements for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Please refer to the AHPRA website for full details.

Extra Requirements

Non-Year 12 applicants applying through VTAC must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement form online, available through VTAC.

Applicants may have:
- An Australian Year 12 qualification (either complete or not) from two years prior;
- Some (complete or incomplete) tertiary qualifications;
- An overseas qualification or;
- No qualifications.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check and a Working With Children Check (WWCC). It is recommended that you have relevant vaccinations along with a signed declaration of your immunisation status prior to clinical placement.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

Pathways/Alternate Entry
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or VET studies.

If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Nursing you can consider applying for the following programs:

Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. Nursing does not take a mid-year intake, so students would need to study FAST in either Semester 1 or 2 and you may consider a VET program in the following semester (see below).

Bachelor of Health Sciences - Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed the Nursing stream of this program. On completion of core courses - "Foundations in nursing 1", "Foundations in nursing 2" and "Professional nursing 1" you may receive credits (up to 45 credit points) into the Bachelor of Nursing.

You should also consider the following VET programs:

It is recommended that you also undertake additional work or volunteer experience in the health/nursing industry to enhance your application.

Pathways to Study in Nursing at Mt Helen - there are two intakes each year in April and July. This program will finish in November for each intake, with the April intake being two days per week, and July intake 3 days per week. Selection for this program involves looking at a range of criteria for each student. It is recommended that you also undertake additional work or volunteer experience in the health/nursing industry to enhance your application. Although the Pathways to Study may be helpful it does not guarantee entry into the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Negotiated Offers will be accepted through VTAC. This degree is a REEP eligible program.

Indicative Fees Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $18,784

Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.

Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent; including course in English (Australian Study Score of 25; or overseas equivalent), two courses of Mathematics (any); two final year courses in at least one of biology, chemistry, health and human development, physics, psychology; or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirement

IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 in writing and speaking, or equivalent. Please Note: Students are exempted from the IELTS requirements if they are able to provide evidence of being registered as a Division 2 (or Enrolled) Nurse in Australia.

Evidence of English Language proficiency is one of the requirements for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Please refer to the AHPRA website for full details.

VTAC (International) Mt Helen - 3700537193
CRICOS Program Code 001493K
FedUni Code NU5
Duration (International) 3 years
Fee - Annual Fee 2014 $20,600
Assessment Assignments, portfolios, group work and exams.
RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at international@federation.edu.au
Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Program Enquiries - International

    International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353
    Australia

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017
    Email: international@federation.edu.au
    Web: federation.edu.au/international

    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) Email: info@federation.edu.au

    A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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    Information correct as at 15/Apr/2014
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