Bachelor of Nursing Science [Post-Registration]
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Candidates must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Applicants must provide documentary evidence with their QTAC application.
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.
Additional selection requirements
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Special admission requirements
Students are encouraged to review JCU short courses and workshops if they have not studied recently and/or want assistance making the transition to University studies.
Note: This course does not lead to registration or accreditation. Registration is a pre-requisite.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing Science [Post-Registration], the graduate will be able to:
In collaboration with other health care professionals:
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 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.
48 credit points of credit for current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with AHPRA
Teaching Period 1 (First Half Year)
BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1
NS2771:03 The Professional Role
NS3363:03 Mental Health for Nursing and Midwifery
Teaching Period 2 (Second Half Year)
BM1022:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 2
HS2101:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing
NS2015:03 Law and Ethics for Nursing and Midwifery
NS2219:03 Inclusive Practice
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Some subjects may require face-to-face teaching in mixed mode subjects
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Students must be registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with AHPRA
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
An additional honours year is available [end-on]
Candidates will typically require a grade point average of 5.0 or above across the course to be eligible for honours. Potential students should consult the honours course coordinator before applying.