Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track Hobart) (H3H)

Overview  2015

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Hobart
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

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

The Bachelor of Nursing (H3H) 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 (H3H) 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 Domain campus in Hobart, 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.

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).

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.

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.

Course Schedule

This unit introduces you to what it means to be a nurse in contemporary health care practice through exploring beginning insights into the profession and discipline of nursing. In this unit, you will explore the diversity of nursing through consideration…

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 draws on the World Health Organization's Primary Health Care approach as outlined in the Alma Ata Declaration (1978), The Ottawa Charter (1986) and the Millennium Development Goals. The subject title Health Care Where People Live and Work is…

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 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 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
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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 health care environments. The unit highlights the importance of the NMBA National Competency Standards (2006) for the Registered Nurse…

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

Patient/client assessment is regarded as a core component for professional nursing practice in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective nursing care. This foundational unit aims to introduce and facilitate the development of students' beginning level competence and accountability in…

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

Fundamentals of Bioscience is based on the structural organisation of the human body and the general functions of the body systems, emphasising the relationship between structure and function. Major concepts of human biology are introduced in the initial weeks and…

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

In this unit, you will develop an informed understanding of the social factors that influence contemporary understandings and experiences of health, wellbeing and illness, and the power relationships within the health care industry. The focus will be placed on topics…

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 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

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

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

Integrated 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 a range of acute and chronic conditions experienced…

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 builds on the basic knowledge from CXA107 Fundamentals of Bioscience to develop an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, musculoskeletal - remove this, immune and endocrine systems. Principles of pharmacology are introduced…

Credit Points: 25

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

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

In this unit, we continue the study of the body systems from CXA204 Bioscience 1, initally focussing on the musculoskeletal, digestive and reproductive systems. Relevant physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and microbiology are introduced and contextualised using pathophysiology scenarios and case studies.We…

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 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

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

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

Foundations of Human Bioscience is a support unit that will reinforce the content of CXA107 whilst developing the thinking and study skills essential to the study of bioscience at a university level.There will be particular focus on developing a sound…

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

[a] The above schedule mirrors the three year BN schedule (A) except where CNA316 Community and Mental Health Practice and CNA308 Legal and Ethical Issues are moved to the spring period (sem 5) at the end of year one; and CNA309 Professional Issues in Nursing and CNA315 Acute Care Nursing are moved to the spring period (sem 5), of year two.

Entry requirements

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.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.

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

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

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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