Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate)

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

100508

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of bachelor degree in a relevant science or health science area, from this or another university.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 7.0 with no component lower than 7.0 is required (Band 3 at JCU).

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement before the start of their first placement, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

For more information, contact the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.  Students entering Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate) should be aware that the Federal Police check will be required prior to first placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Level 1

NS1911:03  Foundational Nursing Studies and Practice

BNURS-GRAD-21U  Advanced standing for prior bachelor degree

Level 2

HS2000:03   Social Constructions of Health in Australia

NS2015:03   Nursing Inquiry 2 – Law and Ethics

NS2022:03   Transitions into Nursing 1

PP2131:03   Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1

HS2101:03   Indigenous Health Studies for Nursing Sciences

NS2112:03   Interactive Processes 2

NS2214:03   Transitions into Nursing 2A

PP2231:03   Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2

Options

Select a major

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Credit points in major

Single

Special requirements

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

General Nursing

Cairns

Mount Isa

Thursday Island

Townsville

 

Mental Health Nursing

Cairns

Mount Isa

Thursday Island

Townsville

 

GENERAL NURSING MAJOR

Core subjects

NS3118:03   Nursing Research

NS3320:03   Community Approaches to Care

NS3322:03   Nursing in the North

NS3350:03   Health and Illness in the Older Adult

NS3223:03   Preparation for Practice

NS3224:03   Integrated Nursing 2

NS3340:03   Nursing for Chronic Illness and Palliative Care

NS3360:03   Introduction to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING MAJOR

Core Subjects

NS3118:03   Nursing Research

NS3320:03   Community Approaches to Care

NS3322:03   Nursing in the North

NS3350:03   Health and Illness in the Older Adult

NS3223:03   Preparation for Practice

NS3225:03   Integrated Nursing 2 (Mental Health)

NS3361:03   Introduction to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Mental Health)

NS3370:03   Issues in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

No mid-year entry

Mt Isa

No mid-year entry

Thursday Island

No mid-year entry

Townsville

No mid-year entry

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Supplementary examinations are available, subject to current School and Faculty policies.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

32 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall not appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

An additional honours year is available.

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.