Nursing clinical practice
Clinical practice is an important component of the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program and a requirement for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA ). Clinical practice provides students with an opportunity to achieve competence in safe and effective work practice as well as develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and abilities identified in the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (4th ed, 2006).
Clinical practice encompasses a variety of rural and metropolitan clinical placements which are designed to expose students to clinical experiences relevant to their stage of study.
The majority of clinical practice rotations are local to our South West Campus, however to optimise students exposure to different clinical areas, at some stage during their degree students will be required to travel outside of Bunbury.
Following the commencement of the course students will be required to obtain the following;
- certificates in CPR and manual handling;
- current West Australian Department Health Criminal Record Screening Clearance Card;
- current National Police Clearance;
- proof of immunisation as per the our risk management requirements; and
- all nursing students 18-years of age and over who desire to have a practicum placement with children are required to apply for a Working with Children Check in order to complete their professional practice. Further information can be found on the Working With Children website.