The Bachelor of Nursing course H3E is offered as a two year (Enrolled Nurse) advanced standing pathway.
|Course Name||Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway)|
|Course Duration||2 Years|
|Maximum time to complete (Part-time)||5 Years|
|Responsible Faculty||Faculty of Health|
Faculty Officer, School of Health Sciences
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing will embody the UTAS graduate attributes and are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for competent practice in a range of health care settings as documented in the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (ANMC, 2006);
- function in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia(ANMC, 2008), the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia (ANMC, 2008), principles of social justice and cultural safety;
- demonstrate an innovative, flexible, and self-directed commitment to the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, and to the prevention of disease across the lifespan;
- employ critical, analytical and reflective abilities within their nursing practice;
- understand the importance of lifelong learning within professional practice;
- function as part of a multidisciplinary health care team by demonstrating the ability to consult and refer according to the National Framework for the Development of Decision-making Tools for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (ANMC, 2007);
- incorporate their understanding of contemporary local and national health care priorities, including chronic disease self-management, integrated care models, mental health reforms, quality and safety management and workforce reforms into nursing practice; and
- employ a range of technologies to enhance their professional development and support the health care they are providing.
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.
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.
Students undertaking the BN, may be required to undertake Professional Experience Placement in the southern, northern or north-western region of Tasmania depending on clinical placement availability. There are restricted numbers of clinical placements in all regions and students may be required to relocate to undertake professional experience.The Enrolled Nurse pathway is only available in Launceston but there may be an opportunity to undertake clinical practice in other regions of the state.
Progression from year to year depends on satisfactory completion of the relevant units outlined in the schedule. Students who fail one unit or more in any semester will have their pathway reviewed by the School and must enrol in the stipulated pathway.
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.
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.
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;
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, assesses student compliance with Safety in Practice Requirements, which include:
- national criminal history;
- medical, physical and psychological capacity to safely undertake the Faculty of Health Mandatory Functional Requirements; and
- infectious disease and immunisation status.
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.
If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.
Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.
Credit Transfer and Articulation
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.
The course structure is outlined in the Bachelor of Nursing schedule E
Schedule E (Enrolled Nurses)
Fees & Scholarships
Annual Course Cost
Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.
International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.