Professional experience placement (PEP) is an integral component of the Bachelor of Nursing Science & Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery program, to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) requirements for registration as a nurse or midwife. Professional experience placement aims to integrate theoretical knowledge with clinical experiences. Professional experience placement is designed to develop a beginning nurse or midwife who is:

  • able to provide safe, competent evidence based and person/woman centred care;
  • able to translate sound decision making into clinical judgment; and
  • a consciously interactive and reflective professional.

Therefore, Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) students must have knowledge and clinical experience across a range of health settings, including but not limited to acute medical/surgical, aged care, community, mental health, and rural or remote locations. Bachelor of Nursing Science–Bachelor of Midwifery (BNSc-BMid) students must also have knowledge and clinical experience of antenatal, postnatal, intrapartum, and neonatal care provision within the primary, tertiary, community, rural, and remote sectors.