Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway) (H3E)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Please note this course is not available for enrolment in 2018.

Enrolled nurses are invited to apply to study the Bachelor of Nursing through either the three year schedule in Launceston (H3D) or any of the fast track options in Sydney (H3V or H3R) or Hobart (H3H). Applications will be individually assessed and successfully completed units at an approved tertiary or Vocational Education and Training institution may be credited towards the BN degree.

The Enrolled Nurse Advanced Standing schedule (H3E) is currently being reviewed to ensure the Bachelor of Nursing enables students to be prepared theoretically and practically for the changes in their role and scope of practice.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing will

  • Practice consistently in accordance with the Registered Nurse Standards for practice
  • Demonstrate the consistent, effective and coherent application of consolidated, synthesised knowledge and skills to contextualised, complex, simulated and clinical situations
  • Demonstrate effective application of clinical reasoning through the consistent and coherent application of consolidated, synthesised knowledge and skills and a developing ability to  assess, analyse, problem solve, adapt and act effectively in unpredictable and complex clinical situations
  • Demonstrate consistent critical self-reflection and responsibility that indicates an active commitment to practice improvement and life-long learning
  • Demonstrate autonomy, initiative and well developed clinical judgement in diverse clinical situations.
  • Communicate effectively, drawing on an appropriate evidence base, in order to transmit knowledge, ideas and skills to others including patients, clients, residents and their families, peers and members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice collaboratively and effectively as a member of the health care team.
  • Consistently demonstrate cultural competence.

Theoretical are held on site and on line at each  campus  and students undertake professional experience in health care centres, including rural and community, throughout Tasmania and NSW . Costs associated with travel, accommodation and uniforms are met by students. Please note that students are allocated to Professional Experience Placements subject to their availability and students may be required to travel and relocate.

Career outcomes

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the national regulatory authority.

There are employment opportunities in many diverse healthcare settings for Registered Nurses.

Graduates are able to pursue postgraduate opportunities in Nursing or other related disciplines.

Professional Recognition

The University of Tasmania provides an accredited course from which graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia.

If you are intending to apply for registration as a nurse in another country you must meet the requirements stipulated by nursing councils, licensing boards or colleges.  Therefore, you should contact the registration authority in the county in which you wish to register to determine the requirements.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in the Bachelor of Nursing schedule E

Schedule E (Enrolled Nurses)

Semester 1

This unit builds on the learning in Nursing Practice 1 and incorporates simulation based learning and 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement. The unit addresses the organisation of knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning which will support in-practice experience. The Practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will be introduced to pharmacology, scheduling and drug classification systems and essential information on pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to safely administer medications. Medication safety, the prevention of adverse…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to a selection of current national health priorities. Students are introduced to the concepts of contextual physiology and pathophysiology and nursing practice across primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Students will continue to develop the capacity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus of this unit is on mental health and illness across the lifespan. A consumer-orientated approach to health care is emphasised throughout this unit to assist students to appreciate concepts that shape mental health practices including chronic condition self-management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

The unit comprises three modules, each of which focuses on a specific area of health and incorporates contextual physiology, pathophysiology and nursing practice across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Current national health priorities in the areas of nutrition, musculoskeletal health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the learning in Nursing Practice 2 and incorporates 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement. The unit is presented in a module format to support the in-practice experience with a focus on complex clinical encounters that challenge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit comprises four modules, each of which focuses on a specific area of health and incorporates contextual physiology, pathophysiology and nursing practice across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Current national health priorities in the areas of endocrine health/diabetes, renal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the complex topic of ageing from a person-centred perspective. It is divided into two key modules – 'Normal Ageing' and 'Ageing with ill-health'. The content of this unit will focus on healthy, positive ageing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 1

This unit builds on the learning from Nursing Practice 3 and incorporates 240 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP). The unit focuses on assisting the student to transition to professional practice as a Registered Nurse through assessment of their progress…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit reinforces the research content covered in previous semesters and has an explicit emphasis on the implementation of research in practice. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research, research ethics and accessing and interpreting high level evidence are examined in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to fundamental concepts in the care of children, youth and their families in Australia. A variety of epidemiologic, sociocultural, political and developmental perspectives on child health will be explored. Opportunities are provided for considering how social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Strengths-based nursing and health care is an approach that guides health delivery for persons and families and is at the forefront of international health care reforms and nursing developments. This approach aims to optimise functioning and wellbeing, promote health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit focuses on becoming a Registered Nurse and is the capstone practice unit in which students consolidate understanding of what it means to think and act like a Registered Nurse. The unit requires students to synthesise knowledge and skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit builds upon and consolidates learning undertaken in Professional Practice 1,2 & 3 and focuses on becoming a Registered Nurse and consolidating the ability to predict and respond reliably and appropriately in clinical practice situations. This unit utilises a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to prepare students for transition into professional practice as a newly graduated registered nurse. Clinical, shared and self-governance are addressed and students have the opportunity to integrate concepts of clinical supervision, preceptorship, collaboration, delegation, leadership and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the opportunity for students to optimise and enhance their professional practice. Students will select one of the following three streams:i) SpecialisationStudents who opt for the Specialisation stream will have the opportunity to explore aspects of a chosen…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (November)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (November)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Enrolled Nurses wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Nursing with advanced standing must have an Australian current practising certificate prior to commencing the course. Applicants must have proof of employment for six months full-time or 12 months part- time immediately prior to applying for admission to the BN.

Pre-Registration

Student Registration Requirements All students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program are required, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Students who do not meet registration criteria and are refused registration by the Board, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be withdrawn from the course.

For current information on Student Registration requirements please follow the link below;
https://secure.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements

Safety in Practice Requirements

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

Enrolled Nurses wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Nursing with advanced standing must have an Australian current practising certificate prior to commencing the course. Applicants must have proof of employment for six months full-time or 12 months part- time immediately prior to applying for admission to the BN.

Pre-Registration

Student Registration Requirements All students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program are required, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Students who do not meet registration criteria and are refused registration by the Board, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be withdrawn from the course.

For current information on Student Registration requirements please follow the link below;
https://secure.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

SAFETY IN PRACTICE COMPLIANCE

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

The Faculty, in accordance with Safety in Practice Compliance and Risk Assessment Procedure (PDF 654.0KB), assesses student compliance with Safety in Practice Requirements, which include:

National criminal history and medical, physical and psychological disclosures can inhibit student eligibility to participate in courses. Students must submit the Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation to enable risk assessment to be completed before:

  • semester one census date annually; or
  • in case of late enrolment, prior to beginning study.

The only exception is the Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

Students may articulate from the Bachelor of Nursing to the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours, Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice)or to the BN Professional Honours (specialisation), Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Nursing after six months post registration experience.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
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