Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track Rozelle) (H3R)

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Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
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Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 1
Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
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The Bachelor of Nursing (H3R) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing health care environment. With this highly regarded degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. The Bachelor of Nursing (H3R) is a fast-tracked degree, meaning you will complete the full six semesters of study, including placements, over a two year period.

You will study on our Rozelle campus, where you will be supported by a well-equipped simulated learning environment. During the course you'll also be given the opportunity to undertake work placements in both rural and metropolitan healthcare facilities. You will develop the knowledge and skills – and perhaps most importantly, the attitude – needed to offer the highest quality health care. You will learn the best practices for the provision of patient-centred care, safety and quality in practice, and research and evidence based practice in nursing.

The two year fast-track Bachelor of Nursing course is offered through the Rozelle campus in partnership with the Sydney Local Health District, South Western Sydney Local Health District, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

As an accredited course, once you graduate from this program you will have the knowledge and practical skills to register as a nurse in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Sydney Campus Information

The University of Tasmania's Rozelle campus is located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, in close proximity to the Sydney CBD, and is part of the Callan Park Precinct.

Library and IT services are available onsite at the Rozelle campus, and Callan Park House Nurses Accommodation offers furnished accommodation to international and interstate nurses and students of Sydney South West Area Health Services (subject to availability). For more information on campus services and accommodation, visit our Sydney Campus Information page.

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 competencies.

Theoretical studies are held on site and online 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 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 B.

Theoretical studies 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.

Year 1

Semester 1

This unit provides the opportunity for students to acquire foundational knowledge and skills relating to membership of nursing as both a discipline and a regulated profession. Throughout the unit students will be introduced to the academic skills relevant to first…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit will introduce students to the foundational communication skills required to participate as an effective therapeutic agent and collaborative member of the inter -professional person centred healthcare team. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit introduces students to the various understandings of health and models of healthcare in contemporary Australia. Factors that determine and influence health and illness are explored. The experience of health and illness is considered in the context of individuals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit introduces students to human growth and physical development, major body systems and health assessment across the lifespan. Approaches to health assessment will be introduced, with the integration of foundational anatomy and physiology. Students will begin to develop the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Semester 2

This unit is designed to prepare students for entry into practice. Students will extend their understandings of ethico-legal reasoning, accountable practice and duty of care. Research and evidence based practice will be introduced as a foundation for person centred care…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit introduces and facilitates the development of the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour required for undertaking safe practice in healthcare environments. It incorporates 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) in a practice environment and highlights the importance…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit builds on the key concepts introduced in CNA152: Health Assessment 1 with students continuing to develop their understanding of major body systems and health assessment across the lifespan. Approaches to health assessment will be further matured with the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements and policy frameworks have shaped the health and wellbeing of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Diversity, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within this unit. Students will have…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

The Global Perspectives Program aims to facilitate the development of cultural competence by bringing you on a journey of discovery about your own worldview and the worldviews of others; your attitude towards, and knowledge of, cultural differences; the way you…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

Spring School (Extended)

This unit builds on the learning in Nursing Practice 1 and incorporates simulation based learning and 160 hours of Professional Experience Placement. The unit is presented in four modules which support the in-practice experience. The Practice Standards for the Registered…

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

Year 2

Semester 1

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 renal, reproductive 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

The unit comprises of 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 musculo-skeletal, reproductive…

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 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to appreciate and analyse the critical importance of the early years to the development of health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Students will apply the Bio-ecological Theory…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Spring School (Extended)

This Professional Experience Placement unit incorporates 240 hours of experience in a clinical practice environment. The unit focuses on becoming a Registered Nurse and is the Capstone practice unit in which the final summative assessment of competence against the National…

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

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 (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (extended)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (extended)

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 (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySpring school (extended)
Darlinghurst - SydneySpring school (extended)

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

This unit provides the opportunity for students with diverse learning needs to optimise and enhance their professional practice. Students will develop individualised learning contracts and guided professional development activities as negotiated with the unit lecturers within one compulsory and one…

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

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

University admission. In addition, suggested TCE subjects are English, Science and Humanities.

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.

Current information on Student Registration requirements can be accessed at: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Student-Registrations/fact-sheet-for-students.aspx

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;
  • working with children registration;
  • 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 exceptions are the Working with Children Registration and Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

Articulation to

Students may articulate from the Bachelor of Nursing to the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours or to the Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Nursing after six months post registration experience

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

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

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.

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