Bachelor of Nursing Science with Honours
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Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Completion of a pass degree in Nursing Science, from this or another university, that satisfies the School requirements relating to the necessary standard of academic achievement.
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).
Special admission requirements
Honours studies shall normally follow on directly from the pass degree and no later than 5 years following completion of the pass degree.
Post admission requirements
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. 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 by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
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.
Application documents can be accessed at:
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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No mid-year entry
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time
Approval to undertake the course part-time will be given only where the applicant can provide evidence that adequate contact with the School can be maintained throughout the studies.
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award