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Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery)

Course code Y76

This comprehensive course is unique in WA, preparing graduates for flexible career options in dynamic healthcare settings.

The course offers an innovative and broad study approach, with graduates ready for beginning level practice in both midwifery and nursing. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care within the healthcare environment.

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Entry requirements

75 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y76

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,600

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y76

CRICOS code

097835K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $41,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

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

* Further information can be found on the Future Students course entry page.

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 availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU1101Nursing Practice 115
NUR1101Nursing in the Australian Healthcare System15
SCN1111Health Science 115
NUM1102Communication Skills for Nurses and Midwives15
MIP1203Midwifery Practice 1: Midwifery Principles and Beginning Competencies15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU1202Nursing Practice 215
NUM1204Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Midwifery15
NUM1203Health Assessment15
NUM1205Legal and Ethical Requirements in Nursing and Midwifery Practice15
MIT1101Dimensions of Healthy Childbearing15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU2303Nursing Practice 315
NUM2307Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 115
NUM2306Adult Health Care 115
NUM2308Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellness15
MIP2101Midwifery Practice 2: Midwifery Practice in a Continuity of Care Environment15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU2404Nursing Practice 415
NUM2410Mental Health and Wellbeing in Clinical Practice 215
NUM2409Adult Health Care 215
MIT2101Antenatal and Postnatal Care of the Well Woman15
MIP2102Midwifery Practice 3: Developing Midwifery Competencies15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR2402Healthy Ageing and Chronic Conditions15
NPU3505Nursing Practice 515
NUM3511Community Health Care in Nursing and Midwifery Practice 15
MIT3101Midwifery Care of the Well Neonate15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3503Nursing Children and Young People15
NUR3504Transitioning to the Role of Registered Nurse15
NUM3612Research and Teaching in Clinical Practice15
MIP3101Midwifery Practice 4: Intrapartum Midwifery Care of the Well Woman and Baby15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPU3606Nursing Practice 615
NUR3605Nursing Leadership, Governance and Culture15
MIT4101Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Midwifery15
MIP4209Midwifery Practice 5: Continuing Midwifery Practice Competence15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUR3606Contemporary Issues in Nursing15
MIT4102Midwifery Care of Women and Babies with Complex Needs15
MIP4210Midwifery Practice 6: Midwifery Care Across the Spectrum15
MIT4103Professional Portfolio for Midwifery15

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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.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources using digital technologies to inform nursing and midwifery practice.
  2. Anticipate and identify potential challenges and develop appropriate nursing and midwifery strategies and solutions.
  3. Apply broad health knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical nursing and midwifery situations.
  4. Critically analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex nursing and midwifery 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 and midwifery practice in accordance with the NMBA Codes of Practice.
  7. Demonstrate the Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife Standards for Practice required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration.
  8. Independently communicate nursing and midwifery knowledge, concepts and values clearly and coherently.
  9. Work collaboratively within nursing and midwifery teams 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 $8,600 *

* 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 amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $41,000 *

* International onshore - 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 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

Midwife, Regional Midwife, Rural Midwife, Remote Midwife, General Nurse, Children and Young People's Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Regional Nurse, Aged Care Nurse

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