Courses & Units

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse Pathway) (H3E)

The Bachelor of Nursing course H3E is offered as a two year (Enrolled Nurse) advanced standing pathway.

Duration

2 Years full time

Up to 5 Years part time

Location

Launceston

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Launceston
Semester 1
Launceston

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

2 Years full time

Location

Launceston

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code:


Course intake

Launceston
Semester 1
Launceston

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

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.

Course structure

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

Schedule E (Enrolled Nurses)

This unit examines and develops communication skills that are relevant to the clinical context of health care. It introduces students to the importance of mental health and wellbeing with the aim of developing effective communication skills.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to administer medication safely and efficiently in a range of clinical settings. More specifically the student will focus on assessment of the patient, understanding the legal and ethical requirements…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamental legal and ethical principles governing practice and reflect on how to apply these in everyday situations. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Students will draw on their previous studies and clinical experience whilst exploring clinically relevant physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. In parallel with CNA202 Foundations of Nursing Practice and CNA203 Medication Management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Contemporary Nursing Practice builds on studies undertaken in the foundation units, and will develop a substantive framework of nursing knowledge and skills, utilising case studies, simulated and experiential learning. It focuses on current health priorities exploring a range of acute…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit aims to support your ability to appraise critically attitudes to ageing and aged care in Australia, and to engage in independent inquiry and reflection in the online environment with inter-professional peers and teachers. You will gain an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit aims to introduce students to the importance of research in nursing practice and the relationship between evidence-based practice (EBP) and patient quality/safety and professional growth as a developing Registered Nurse. Students will be introduced to EBP and develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (extended)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (extended)

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

In this unit, we continue the study of the body systems from CXA206 Bioscience (Advanced Standing) 1, initially focussing on the musculoskeletal, digestive and reproductive systems. Relevant physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and microbiology are introduced and contextualised using pathophysiology scenarios and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit explores a broad range of health related issues about children and adolescents within a health promotion framework. The unit covers an introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of child and adolescent health care. The context in which children grow…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit explores contemporary issues in professional nursing practice. Students are encouraged to identify and critically engage with the complexities of organisational and regulatory frameworks that impact on nursing as a profession. Consideration is given to the social and political…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Acute Care Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the BN program. This unit provides the opportunity for you to explore the care of individuals and families who experience acute, chronic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Professional Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree. This unit provides the opportunity for you to participate in the nursing management of individuals and families…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (extended)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (extended)

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

Community and Mental Health Nursing Practice is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the BN program. This unit applies a primary health care and health promotion approach to studying nursing practice in various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Community and Mental Health Nursing Practice: Professional Experience is a synthesis unit which builds on the knowledge and skills already developed in the BN program. This unit applies a primary health care and health promotion approach to studying nursing practice…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

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

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.

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.

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;
http://www.utas.edu.au/nursing-midwifery/professional-experience-program/student-regulatory-compliance2

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.

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.

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.

Scholarships

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