Bachelor of Nursing Science [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Course and Subject Handbook 2018 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Nursing Science [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Bachelor of Nursing Science [Indigenous Health Careers Program]

Course code

118010

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Recommended: Biology, Chemistry and any Maths

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration.

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Students are encouraged to undertake the UniPrep course if they have not studied recently and/or want assistance making the transition to University studies.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students will 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

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:

https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

84 credit points

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the graduate will be able to:

In collaboration with other health care professionals:

    - Employ critical thinking and the best available evidence in making decisions that guide safe, quality nursing practice within person-centred and evidence-based frameworks.

    - Purposefully engage in effective therapeutic and professional relationships based on collegial generosity in a context of mutual trust and respect.

    - Demonstrate accountability for ensuring they are safe, capable practitioners, including ongoing self-management and responding to concerns about other health professionals’ capability for practice.

    - Accept responsibility for their professional development and contribute to the development of others, including the provision of information and education that enable people to make decisions and take action in relation to their health.

    - Accurately conduct comprehensive and systematic assessments, including the analysis of information, data and outcomes as the basis for practice.

    - Collaboratively plan, administer, document and effectively communicate quality nursing practice based on the appraisal of comprehensive, relevant information and evidence.

    - Administer, or as appropriate delegate, quality and ethical goal-directed care based on comprehensive and systematic assessment, and the best available evidence, to achieve planned and agreed outcomes.

    - Take responsibility for the evaluation of practice based on agreed priorities, goals, plans and outcomes and revise practice accordingly.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1 (Year 1)

Teaching Period 1 (First Half Year)

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CU1022:03 Developing Academic Skills

HS1111:03 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Teaching Period 2 (Second Half Year)

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

MA1022:03 Essential Maths

CS1022:03 Learning in a digital environment or SC1022:03 Essential Science

Level 1 (Year 2)

Teaching Period 1 (First Half Year)

BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1

NS1771:03 Introduction to the Professions

NS1881:03 Nursing Practice 1

Teaching Period 2 (Second Half Year)

BM1022:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 2

NS1882:03 Nursing Practice 2

NS2015:03 Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery

Level 2 (Year 3)

Teaching Period 1 (First Half Year)

NS2771:03 The Professional Role

NS2881:06 Nursing Practice 3

OPTIONS

Select NS2216:03 Rural and Remote Nursing or NS2220:03 Specialisation Project or 3 credit points of any undergraduate subject

Teaching Period 2 (Second Half Year)

HS2101:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing

NS2219:03 Inclusive Practice

NS2882:06 Nursing Practice 4

Level 3 (Year 4)

Teaching Period 1 (First Half Year)

NS3363:03 Mental Health for Nursing and Midwifery

NS3771:03 Consolidating Practice

NS3881:06 Nursing Practice 5

Teaching Period 2 (Second Half Year)

NS3772:03 Transition to Practice

NS3882:09 Nursing Practice 6

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or 8 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

9 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 will 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 College and Division policies.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 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 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BNSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the final three years of the bachelor degree; and current registration as a nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean.