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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
Prepares students to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. It provides a broad knowledge and skills base that will enable the graduate to act independently as well as interdependently within the healthcare context.
The graduate will practice as a registered nurse with professional competence, who is responsible, accountable, empathetic and willing to participate in professional activities.
The course comprises three broad streams of study: Nursing Concepts and Skills, Applied Health Science and Nursing Practice.
The program relies on the goodwill of health agencies for the provision of clinical practicum.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
Students will undertake clinical practicum during the hours laid down by their host clinical agency and that these may occur at times outside the identified semester weeks.
Additionally, pre-identified clinical practicum periods may change with minimal notice to students due to circumstances outside the control of the School.
Additional Course Information
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Reporting Obligation
To fulfil the University's reporting obligation to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), names of students undertaking this course will be provided to AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the purposes of student registration.
Clinical Practice Duty of Care
To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate.
Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certificate of National Police Clearance
- Current WA Department of Health Criminal Record Screening Clearance Card
- Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification courses available via ECU provider
- Current Manual Handling Certification: initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification courses available via ECU provider
- Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule
- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment
- Working with Children Check
In order for students to gain eligibility to register with the Australian Health Professional Regulatory Agency, students will be required to:
- Undertake their final semester (NPP3201) continuous practice within six months prior to course completion.
- Adhere to the policy relating to English Language minimum requirements for registration as a nurse in Australia.
Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Regional Nurse, Aged Care Nurse, Rural Nurse, Remote Nurse
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Honours.
Nursing / Midwifery double degree also available in this discipline.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.