Bachelor of Nursing (H3N)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Hobart
Nursing Study Period 1
Launceston
Nursing Study Period 1
Cradle Coast
Nursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - Sydney
Nursing Study Period 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Nursing Study Period 1
The information on this page is indicative of our course offerings for 2022. Information about our 2022 offerings will be updated in August 2021.

More pathways. More study locations.

Nurses transform and make a positive impact on people’s lives. Start your career with us.

We understand every student is unique, our Bachelor of Nursing has been designed to allow for more pathways, study options and locations to suit the needs of our students. This fully-accredited* course allows flexibility for completing the degree in either two, three or four years, depending on your location and preference.

Meaningful education
We aim to provide you with a meaningful educational experience, tailored to the many roles nurses play in our community. Our program embraces a primary health care framework. Our student-centered approach uses a variety of high impact engaging learning experiences, diversity of authentic assessments and contemporary digital learning technologies. Our aim is to prepare you as a compassionate, agile and resilient graduate with the effective problem-solving skills required for your role as a registered nurse.

Hands on learning
We offer a vibrant learning culture; our program uses a blended model of online learning supported by on-campus intensive periods, and a wide variety of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) in a range of healthcare facilities. On-campus intensives provide you with an opportunity to safely practice skills and demonstrate your knowledge prior to undertaking PEP. PEP allows you to apply your learning in healthcare settings throughout your degree. This blended model of learning will develop the knowledge and skills you need to offer the highest quality health care.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing complete the degree equipped with the theoretical and practical skills required by for their future career as a Registered Nurse.

  • 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.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (H3N) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the core values of the profession from a primary health care philosophy emphasising empathy, compassion, social justice and promotion of health across the lifespan.
  • Comply with the regulations and standards governing nursing practice in the delivery of quality, safe, ethical, evidence informed care.
  • Function as adaptive and solution focused leaders who implement an innovative and sustainable practice, cognisant of local, national and global priorities.
  • Communicate therapeutically, effectively and in a culturally safe manner with patients, families, health care professionals, industry partners and the broader community.
  • Demonstrate capability in complex healthcare environments underpinned by scientific knowledge, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Integrate evidence informed decision-making to transform health outcomes.

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

The Bachelor of Nursing can also be completed in two years with the accelerated degree (H3O).

Please note: the accelerated course is highly competitive and non-transferable.

Professional Experience Placement

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) allows you to put theory in to practice in a real healthcare setting. The aim of PEP is to immerse you in the professional culture of nursing and to gain a better understanding of the diverse roles of the registered nurse within the health care system in Australia. All Professional Experience Placements are completed in a full-time capacity, regardless of the study mode you are undertaking.

Theoretical studies are held on campus and online and students undertake professional experience in healthcare locations, 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.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

Career outcomes

"If you have the passion for people and health and you’re thinking of heading back to study – go for it!

There are so many postgraduate options in nursing and I’m keen on critical care nursing, particularly burns and trauma, so the experience at a metropolitan hospital will help me determine if this is where I want to head.”

– Joel Cresswell, Alumna
Bachelor of Nursing

The Bachelor of Nursing is designed to prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse. Students can apply for registration with the national regulatory authority, Ahpra, on the completion of the degree.

If you wish to work as a Registered Nurse in another country, you will need to apply for registration with the national regulatory authority of the country in which you wish to work.

Registered Nurses find themselves working in an array of areas from community care and public health settings to schools and hospitals.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Professional Recognition

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 country in which you wish to register to determine the requirements.

Course structure

Year One

Nursing Study Period One

Concepts of Nursing 1 centres on the foundational knowledge and skills relating to professionalism, practicing in the discipline of nursing and being part of a regulated profession. The Standards and Codes that regulate nursing practice and the broad professional, discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

Foundations of Nursing 1 introduces you to the foundational knowledge and skills required of registered nurses by examining a person‐centred approach to nursing care from two different perspectives. The first and second focuses on comfort and hygiene and explores the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1, you will begin learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems to health and wellbeing across…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

   

Nursing Study Period Two

Nursing Practice 1 builds on your fundamental knowledge and skills introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. It incorporates 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) and highlights the importance of the Professional Practice Framework and the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Foundations of Nursing 2 builds on key concepts introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. Within this unit you will continue to develop your understanding of major body systems across the lifespan. You will also advance your understanding of the clinical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2, you will continue learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems to health and wellbeing across…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

  

Nursing Study Period Three

You will be introduced to primary health care philosophy and practices, with emphasis on working with individuals, groups and communities to promote and maintain optimum health. Health promotion principles, practices and contemporary research are introduced. Health and health care are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the principles of pathophysiology and alterations in the health of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, and renal systems, and cancer. It will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

   

Year Two

Nursing Study Period One

Nursing Practice 2 will build on from Nursing Practice 1 and includes simulation‐based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement. You will develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation to deliver evidenced‐informed and person‐centred…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Safety and Quality in Medication Management will allow you to identify the clinical perspectives of therapeutic medication management. You will examine the Quality Use of Medications and the Registered Nurse Practice Standards (2016) to consider legal, professional standards, regulatory guidelines,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Pathophysiology for Health Care 2 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the alterations in the health of the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems, and pathophysiological processes that affect multiple body systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

    

Nursing Study Period Two

Mental Health 1 introduces you to mental health and mental ill-health in the context of nursing practice. The unit emphasises evidence-based, person-centred, and trauma-informed approaches to care that are guided by Recovery-model principles. Historical, sociological and legal insights are considered…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

The concepts of ethics and research underpin our professional frameworks and have established nursing as one of the most trusted professions in Australia. In this Unit you will extend your understanding of core legal and ethical concepts, relevant to practice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3

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

   

Nursing Study Period Three

This unit incorporates simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP). The unit content will be delivered using case based-learning and requires you to develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

In this unit you will adopt a person-centred focus to explore contemporary and enabling approaches in the care of older people. Skills to work in partnership with older people through geriatric assessment processes, shared-decision making and goal setting will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

    

Year Three

Nursing Study Period One

The focus of Concepts of Nursing 3 is to prepare you with the essential skills to transition from student to registered nurse. You will critically analyse resources to assist you to apply for graduate positions in differing health care organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2

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

In Nursing Practice 4, you are required to undertake 240 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. The PEP…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Primary Health Care 2 advances your understanding of the diversity of primary health care and the range of ways nurses engage and work with individuals, groups and communities to improve and maintain health. Ways of engaging a strengths-based nursing approach…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

     

Nursing Study Period Two

The focus of Complex Care is on acute deterioration, illness trajectories and disease progression, assessment, collaborative patient management and pharmacology. Complex Care synthesises your knowledge of complex conditions affecting multiple body systems to manage patients with acute and chronic illnesses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Children and Young People focuses on the unique health and developmental needs of infants, children, and young people. You will develop the knowledge and skills to incorporate developmentally appropriate and strengths‐based approaches to communicating and working in partnership with children,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Concepts of Nursing 4 is a capstone unit that provides you with an opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop the skills and attributes to transition from student to registered nurse. This unit will equip you with specific skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

    

Nursing Study Period Three

Mental Health 2 will expand your knowledge of a range of mental health nursing therapeutic interventions, including psychopharmacology, aimed to support recovery for people experiencing mental health problems. You will explore techniques for attaining and retaining mental wellness for yourself…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

In Nursing Practice 5 you are required to undertake 280 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. In PEP…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Nursing Study Period 1

Concepts of Nursing 1 centres on the foundational knowledge and skills relating to professionalism, practicing in the discipline of nursing and being part of a regulated profession. The Standards and Codes that regulate nursing practice and the broad professional, discipline…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1, you will begin learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the integumentary, immune, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems to health and wellbeing across…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

    
Nursing Study Period 2

Mental Health 1 introduces you to mental health and mental ill-health in the context of nursing practice. The unit emphasises evidence-based, person-centred, and trauma-informed approaches to care that are guided by Recovery-model principles. Historical, sociological and legal insights are considered…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2, you will continue learning the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, focusing on the contributions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems to health and wellbeing across…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

     
Nursing Study Period 3

You will be introduced to primary health care philosophy and practices, with emphasis on working with individuals, groups and communities to promote and maintain optimum health. Health promotion principles, practices and contemporary research are introduced. Health and health care are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Pathophysiology for Health Care 1 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the principles of pathophysiology and alterations in the health of the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, and renal systems, and cancer. It will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Nursing Study Period 1

Foundations of Nursing 1 introduces you to the foundational knowledge and skills required of registered nurses by examining a person‐centred approach to nursing care from two different perspectives. The first and second focuses on comfort and hygiene and explores the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

Pathophysiology for Health Care 2 builds on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to develop an understanding of the alterations in the health of the digestive, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems, and pathophysiological processes that affect multiple body systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

   
Nursing Study Period 2

Nursing Practice 1 builds on your fundamental knowledge and skills introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. It incorporates 80 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP) and highlights the importance of the Professional Practice Framework and the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Foundations of Nursing 2 builds on key concepts introduced in Foundations of Nursing 1. Within this unit you will continue to develop your understanding of major body systems across the lifespan. You will also advance your understanding of the clinical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

   
Nursing Study Period 3

Safety and Quality in Medication Management will allow you to identify the clinical perspectives of therapeutic medication management. You will examine the Quality Use of Medications and the Registered Nurse Practice Standards (2016) to consider legal, professional standards, regulatory guidelines,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

The concepts of ethics and research underpin our professional frameworks and have established nursing as one of the most trusted professions in Australia. In this Unit you will extend your understanding of core legal and ethical concepts, relevant to practice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3

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

Nursing Study Period 1

Nursing Practice 2 will build on from Nursing Practice 1 and includes simulation‐based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement. You will develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation to deliver evidenced‐informed and person‐centred…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

In this unit you will adopt a person-centred focus to explore contemporary and enabling approaches in the care of older people. Skills to work in partnership with older people through geriatric assessment processes, shared-decision making and goal setting will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

    
Nursing Study Period 2

The focus of Concepts of Nursing 3 is to prepare you with the essential skills to transition from student to registered nurse. You will critically analyse resources to assist you to apply for graduate positions in differing health care organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2

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

Children and Young People focuses on the unique health and developmental needs of infants, children, and young people. You will develop the knowledge and skills to incorporate developmentally appropriate and strengths‐based approaches to communicating and working in partnership with children,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

   
Nursing Study Period 3

This unit incorporates simulation-based learning and 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement (PEP). The unit content will be delivered using case based-learning and requires you to develop knowledge and clinical skill acquisition in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 1
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 1

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

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

Nursing Study Period 1

In Nursing Practice 4, you are required to undertake 240 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. The PEP…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Primary Health Care 2 advances your understanding of the diversity of primary health care and the range of ways nurses engage and work with individuals, groups and communities to improve and maintain health. Ways of engaging a strengths-based nursing approach…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

    
Nursing Study Period 2

The focus of Complex Care is on acute deterioration, illness trajectories and disease progression, assessment, collaborative patient management and pharmacology. Complex Care synthesises your knowledge of complex conditions affecting multiple body systems to manage patients with acute and chronic illnesses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

Concepts of Nursing 4 is a capstone unit that provides you with an opportunity to consolidate prior learning and develop the skills and attributes to transition from student to registered nurse. This unit will equip you with specific skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

    
Nursing Study Period 3

Mental Health 2 will expand your knowledge of a range of mental health nursing therapeutic interventions, including psychopharmacology, aimed to support recovery for people experiencing mental health problems. You will explore techniques for attaining and retaining mental wellness for yourself…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

In Nursing Practice 5 you are required to undertake 280 hours of professional experience placement (PEP) to enable you to synthesise your conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality clinical nursing care. In PEP…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

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We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

English Language Requirements - All Applicants

Standard 1.3 of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council requires that students demonstrate English language proficiency. All applicants must provide either a written declaration that English is their primary language, or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results (see details, below), as stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) English language skills registration standard (2019).

All applicants for whom English is not the primary language require one of

  • IELTS 7.0 (no individual band less than 7.0), or
  • Occupational English Test - OET (with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking, or
  • Pearson Test of English - PTE Academic (with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

As the standard is set by the NMBA, please refer to their website for full details.

English Language Requirements and Mandatory Functional Requirements Declaration

Domestic Applicants: All domestic applicants must download, complete, sign, and submit the Bachelor of Nursing English Language and Mandatory Functional Requirements Declaration (PDF 139KB) .

International applicants: International applicants are not required to submit this form. However, all international applicants will be asked during the application process to agree to, and accept, both the English Language Requirements and the Mandatory Functional Requirements.

Domestic Applicants

Please note that admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. This is a new course for 2021. The lowest ATAR that receives an offer is related to demand. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be: Hobart (65), Burnie (60), Launceston (60), Sydney (4 year) (60).

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Certificate IV in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

SAFETY IN PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

ENROLLED NURSES

Please see the Pathways section on this page.

Please note that admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

International Applicants

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Please note that admission to the Bachelor of Nursing is highly competitive and that achieving the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer for this course. Applicants who meet the entry requirements are ranked and offers are made based on the number of places available.

You may articulate from the Bachelor of Nursing to the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours, Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice).

With six months work experience post registration, you may pursue further study opportunities with the following courses: Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours (Specialisation), Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Nursing after six months post registration experience.

To be eligible to undertake the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway, applicants must hold current registration with the Ahpra, have successfully completed a Diploma of Nursing to complete the Bachelor of Nursing program, and meet English language requirements. If an Enrolled Nurse opts to study a Bachelor of Nursing with the University of Tasmania and they have met the above requirements, they are eligible for 8 units of defined credit toward their study.

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

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $105,456 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

  • Text books and stationery
  • Uniforms and immunisations
  • Accommodation
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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