Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) (H4B)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 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

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)

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

This course is offered in collaboration with participating healthcare agency partners on a full time basis. The course length is a minimum of one year of full-time study which includes clinical practice hours via employment in a Transition Program with a participating partner.

The objectives of the Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) are to enable the student to:

  • Become immersed in a professional health care environment to enhance their knowledge and skills in a chosen area of nursing practice.
  • Engage in ongoing critical reflection as a means of continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate development in their role as a Registered Nurse and maintain professional relationships and collaborative work practices with colleagues from a diverse range of disciplines and cultures.
  • Demonstrate nursing knowledge and clinical skills beyond beginning level competency as a Registered Nurse necessary for the provision of effective and comprehensive care to patients within their chosen area of nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for advocating and protecting the rights of individuals or groups that acknowledge differences in cultural and/or linguistic background.
  • 1 Apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in chosen area of nursing practice.
  • 2 Critically analyse and evaluate practice for the provision of effective and comprehensive care.
  • 3 Evaluate strategies used to optimise health in transition practice using independent judgement.
  • 4 Critically reflect on ethical dilemmas and to identify potential adverse consequences in specialised health care contexts.
  • 5 Critically reflect on ethical dilemmas to advocate and protect the rights of individuals or groups that acknowledge differences in cultural and/or linguistic background.
  • 6 Communicate nursing knowledge and health related information to a range of audiences.
  • Learn beyond the classroom

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    Career outcomes

    "I found the course was absolutely relevant. It filled the gap that my university degree was missing by helping me 'fit in' and adjust to a hospital environment better."

    Chantelle Ragg, Transition to Practice student

    Graduates will receive a formal award for completing their transition into the profession as well as develop a high quality Professional Portfolio that they will use for career advancement and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

    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.

    Course structure

    This unit is experiential and practice focussed with an emphasis on development of the registered nurse in contemporary nursing practice. As a Work Integrated Learning unit, Registered Nurses will draw upon their experiences of nursing practice to develop cognitive, technical…

    Credit Points: 50

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    Students are introduced to what it means to be a developing Registered Nurse in contemporary nursing practice. This unit focuses attention on learning about the essential components of making the transition from beginning level towards achieving proficiency as a Registered…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit builds on the Bachelor of Nursing unit Medication Management for Nurses and draws on the workplace context in which registered nurses enrolled in this unit work. The legal, professional and ethical framework of medication management practice provides the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The first part of this unit aims to enable the registered nurse to identify and explore leadership within the context of contemporary nursing practice. Students enrolled within this unit will examine the skills and attributes of clinical leaders that they…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Select 1 elective unit from the following list

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to further develop their health assessment skills by engaging in a number of learning activities. Students will recognise the essential concepts of health assessment that can be applied in any situation and reflect…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit will provide students with the opportunity to apply theories of teaching and learning in simulated as well as health care settings. Knowledge and skills will be further developed through examining practical issues related to assessing learners as well…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an introduction to the issue of violence in society and how it can relate to you in your healthcare agency. Violence will be examined within international, national and local contexts,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit you will apply the principles of a strengths-based approach in developing your contemporary health professional practice to promote healthy ageing. You will analyse the social, political, cultural and environmental determinants of health and wellness in the older…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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    This unit explores the context of nursing within hospital and community settings. Students will examine the politics of power in nursing and the wider health arena. Specific areas include legal and ethical issues; career pathways; patient acuity; retention and education…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    H4B Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) Admissions Requirements

    Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years): This course does not use ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process.

    Applicants with previous higher education study: N/A. Applicants with previous

    VET / TAFE study: N/A

    Applications on the basis of work or life experience: Applicants must be an AHPRA Registered Nurse with no conditions or restrictions to practice, who is completing or has just completed (within the last three months) a Transition to Practice program.

    Prerequisites: Nil.

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Students may articulate to the BN Professional Honours (Specialisation), the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Nursing after 6 months post registration experience.

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

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    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.

    How can we help?

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

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