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Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Course code C33

Provides a broad knowledge and skill base that will enable students to practice independently and interdependently as a registered nurse within the Australian healthcare industry.

The course is designed to enable graduates to be well prepared to make significant contributions to the outcomes of patients within a diverse range of health care settings.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C33

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $7,050

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West FT PT
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C33

CRICOS code

077132G

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,900

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West FT
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR1101Nursing in the Australian Healthcare System15
NUM1102Communication Skills for Nurses and Midwives15
SCN1111Health Science 115
NPU1101Nursing Practice 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM1204Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Midwifery15
NUM1203Health Assessment15
NPU1202Nursing Practice 215
NUM1205Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing and Midwifery Practice15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM2307Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 115
NUM2306Adult Health Care 115
NPU2303Nursing Practice 315
NUM2308Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellness15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR2402Healthy Ageing and Chronic Conditions15
NUM2409Adult Health Care 215
NPU2404Nursing Practice 415
NUM2410Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 215
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3503Nursing Children and Young People15
NUM3511Community Health Care in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15
NPU3505Nursing Practice 515
NUR3504Transitioning to the Role of Registered Nurse15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUM3612Research and Teaching in Clinical Practice15
NPU3606Nursing Practice 615
NUR3605Nursing Leadership, Governance and Culture15
NUR3606Contemporary Issues in Nursing15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing practice.
  2. Anticipate and identify potential challenges and develop appropriate nursing strategies/solutions.
  3. Apply broad health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing situations.
  4. Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  6. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional nursing practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia standards for practice.
  7. Demonstrate the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration.
  8. Independently communicate nursing knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  9. Work collaboratively within the nursing team and with other health care professionals to ethically and effectively respond to diverse health care challenges.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $7,050 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,900 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Nurse, Registered Nurse, Comprehensive Registered Nurse.

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Student
stories

  • "The level of personal attention offered by SW staff is hard to beat"
    Lachlan GrahamBachelor of Science (Nursing) student

    Nursing student Lachie came to ECU via UniPrep and is now fulfilling a dream by studying at university in the place he loves.

  • "As a stay at home mum for 10 years and the first in my family to go to university, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was immediately welcomed by staff and students!"
    Regina Deleeuw
    Regina DeleeuwECU Nursing student

    I'd always wanted to become a nurse but having been out of the workforce for 10 years, being a mature aged Indigenous student and a mother of three, I was anxious about studying.

    It didn't take long for me to settle into 'uni' life and fit in with everyone! I joined ECU's sports club and made some really good friends. The facilities at ECU are great and provide everything you need in one place. The staff are also really supportive.

    Nursing at ECU has helped me develop organisational, communication, social and interpersonal skills in the classroom and I've been able to apply those in my nursing practicums. It's all been very rewarding.

  • "I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly"
    Danielle Spencer
    Danielle SpencerUni Prep graduate and Bachelor of Science (Nursing) student

    I chose ECU partly because it was close to home, but also because I'd heard good things from my friends who had studied here previously.

    I have wanted to do nursing and Paramedicine since I was a kid. Once I decided I wanted to go to university, I did a UniPrep course at ECU and got accepted into nursing. I hope to complete the paramedic course next.

    In the short time I've studied nursing, the skills I learnt through UniPrep, such as referencing, have proven valuable.

    I have studied as both an online student and on campus. I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly.

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