The Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP) is designed to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success in pursuing a health career. This program is the only one of its kind in Australia and provides a free one-month orientation course where you will complete the subject English for Academic Purposes.
IHCAP then continues to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to better cope with the demands of university study.
The Bachelor of Nursing Science has recently undergone a redesign with a new look curriculum commencing in 2013. This IHCAP degree will take 4 years to complete if studied full-time. During this time you will benefit from an increase in student study choices with 3 optional majors to choose from. They are:
Rural and Remote Health Major
Mental Health Major
Evidence Based Practice Major
Throughout the degree you will undertake residential and clinical placements and be involved in Professional Experience Workshops to better link your theory with practice. The study experience will culminate with a Capstone subject studied in your final year which includes a 30 day Professional Experience Placement followed by a return to the university for your final week of study. This will allow the best possible transition into the workforce.
Contact your Divisional Enrolment Team if you are studying part time or have applied for credit for previous study - your study plan will be different.
This is intended as a guide for planning your studies. For official course requirements and Award Rules, please refer to the Course and Subject Handbook.