Bachelor of Nursing (H3D)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 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

Nurses are offered the opportunity to not just have a job, but to actually be able to make a difference in the world. It's a career where you really can go anywhere.

Edward Davis, Registered Nurse
The information on this page is for current students. If you are applying for our next intake, please view our Nursing study options here.

The Bachelor of Nursing (H3D) is a contemporary and innovative course which will prepare you for work in a changing health care environment. With this highly regarded three year degree you will learn to become part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

On campus in Launceston you will be supported by a well-equipped simulated learning environment and during the course you'll 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.

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).

The Bachelor of Nursing can be completed in two years with the Fast Track degree. We have fully accredited courses at our Hobart and Sydney campuses (Rozelle and Darlinghurst) for eligible students.

Please note: the Fast Track courses are highly competitive and non-transferable.

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.
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  • 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.

    Career outcomes

    The main highlight of studying at UTAS was, as a mature age student, the establishment of a new confidence, as well as skills and knowledge. This enabled me to embark on new challenging future filled with great hope, wonderful dreams and excitement.

    Diana Butler, Alumni – Bachelor of Nursing
    • 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.

    Course structure

    This unit introduces students to the various understandings of health and models of health care 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within this unit. You will…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Health service providers in Australia need to respond effectively to diverse populations. This unit will introduce to you the diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and abilities in Australia. You will examine how belonging to a diverse group can…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides the opportunity for students to enhance their professional practice. Students will select one of the following three streams:1. Specialisation: Students who opt for the Specialisation stream will have the opportunity to explore aspects of a chosen nursing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    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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