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Nursing (BNurs)

  • B1335BACHELOR OF NURSING

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Title Nursing (BNurs)
Course Code B1335
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
School School of Health Professions
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Caroline Nilson | Email: C.Nilson@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2055

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Caroline Nilson | Email: C.Nilson@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9582 5509

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Caroline Nilson | Email: C.Nilson@murdoch.edu.au

Qualification Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) in Nursing
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent, requiring study in both summer and winter terms. Students must complete within 6 years to be eligible for Nursing registration.
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Mandurah campus (internal)
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to limited equipment and facilities, and professional recognition requirements.
Description This course will prepare graduates for registration as a Registered Nurse within Australia and allow professional practice in a variety of clinical settings. The course provides a learning environment that encourages a caring therapeutic relationship between the nurse and people in health and illness, supported through holistic evidence-based nursing practice. Workplace consolidation of theory to practice and experiential and simulated learning opportunities will be features of the course in developing highly competent and sought after graduates.
This course will prepare graduates for registration as a Registered Nurse within Australia and allow professional practice in a variety of clinical settings. The course provides a learning environment that encourages a caring therapeutic relationship between the nurse and people in health and illness, supported through holistic evidence-based nursing practice. Workplace consolidation of theory to practice and experiential and simulated learning opportunities will be features of the course in developing highly competent and sought after graduates.
This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements, plus a clear National Police Clearance and English language competencies as described below. Recommended subjects are: Human Biological Science ATAR, Maths Applications ATAR, and Chemistry ATAR.

1. ATAR pathway students will require a scaled mark of 50 or more in English, English Literature or English as an additional language or dialect (ATAR English) or equivalent English, OR 2. Alternative pathway students, including course transfers, must have English as their primary language and have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12. Recognised countries include, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America; OR 3. Demonstrated English competence via IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or an equivalent score in either the TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic or the OET English language tests.
Special Requirements A National Police Clearance is required as well as a level of health suitable to meet the requirements of such a course and to meet safe nursing practice. On commencement, students will be required to meet WA Department of Health vaccination requirements, students will be required to provide copies of a current CPR certificate, Working with Children Card, Department of Health WA Criminal Screening Card and Manual Handling Certificate and successful completion of the School of Health Professions Maths Competency.

Potential students who have medical conditions, disabilities or who are concerned about their ability to meet the practical requirements of the course, should review the Inherent Requirements for Nursing on the Murdoch website prior to enrolling.

Students are required to have access to a smart device that is capable of using app-based software systems.
Major Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· Display caring, respectful, responsive, and therapeutic relationships with people during health and illness (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 4.3, 5.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2)
· Appraise all available information to make timely, person-centred, evidence-based decisions to achieve agreed health goals (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2)
· Create effective and collaborative interdisciplinary relationships to facilitate implementation of holistic health care (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 5.2, 5.4, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1)
· Design, implement, and appraise nursing care that ensures quality, safety, and cultural responsiveness. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
· Adapt to working in complex health environments whilst always acting within appropriate professional, ethical, and legal frameworks (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.7, 2.8 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
· Implement a reflexive approach to the provision of contemporary nursing care through life-long professional development (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.7, 2.8 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· Display caring, respectful, responsive, and therapeutic relationships with people during health and illness (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 4.3, 5.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2)
· Appraise all available information to make timely, person-centred, evidence-based decisions to achieve agreed health goals (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2)
· Create effective and collaborative interdisciplinary relationships to facilitate implementation of holistic health care (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 5.2, 5.4, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1)
· Design, implement, and appraise nursing care that ensures quality, safety, and cultural responsiveness. (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.3, 2.4 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
· Adapt to working in complex health environments whilst always acting within appropriate professional, ethical, and legal frameworks (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.7, 2.8 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
· Implement a reflexive approach to the provision of contemporary nursing care through life-long professional development (NMBA Registered Nurse Standards, 2016: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.7, 2.8 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
Employment Prospects There is a shortage of registered nurses nationwide. A strong professional education in the essential areas of acute, chronic and preventative health care across the lifespan will facilitate job selection in Australia and many overseas countries where Australian nurses are sought.
Professional Recognition Graduates from this course will be eligible to apply to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia for registration in the category of Registered Nurse. At point of application to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia, graduates will need to provide proof of having met an IELTS score of at least 7 in each band, if their primary or secondary education took place in a country where English is not the native language. Results from tests completed more than two (2) years prior to application for registration will not be accepted.

For further information, students can go to:
www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Students should note that the course must be completed within six years of commencement to be eligible for registration.
Professional Accreditation This course is accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
Main research areas Nursing principles and practice.
Campus Transfer Students wishing to apply for a campus transfer at any time during their Bachelor of Nursing course must make a formal application through the Student Centre using the Nursing course transfer form. Applications are open from May to June and October to November via http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Get-organised/Useful-forms/
This form must be accompanied by a statement regarding the reason for your request, along with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate, evidence of either hardship or compassionate grounds, change of address etc). Applications can only be considered if there are vacancies at the campus you wish to transfer to.
Further Information Inherent Requirements for Nursing
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 81 credit points

Part I - 27 credit points

Year 1 - 27 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

BNR100 Transition to Nursing Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-external
MANDURAH: S1N-external

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

BNR150 Health and Human Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-external
MANDURAH: S2N-external

Core Units - 21 credit points

NUR111 The Healthy Human Body 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR112 Health Across the Lifespan 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR114 Professional Nursing Practice 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR121 The Healthy Human Body 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR122 Health Across the Lifespan 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR123 Professional Nursing Practice 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR109 Clinical Practice 1/2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS3-placement
MANDURAH: SS3-placement

Part II - 54 credit points

Year 2 - 30 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BNR200 Evidence Based Nursing Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

Core Units - 27 credit points

NUR231 Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR232 Case Based Inquiry Acute Care Perspectives 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR233 Case Based Inquiry Community Perspectives 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal

NUR239 Clinical Practice 3 - 3 points
MURDOCH: AW6-placement
MANDURAH: AW6-placement

NUR241 Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR242 Case Based Inquiry Acute Care Perspectives 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR243 Case Based Inquiry Community Perspectives 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR210 Indigenous Health and Cultural Diversity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N-internal
MANDURAH: S2N-internal

NUR249 Clinical Practice 4 - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS3-placement
MANDURAH: SS3-placement

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BNR359 Clinical Practice 5 Research Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA3-internal
MANDURAH: UA3-internal

Core Units - 21 credit points

NUR369 Clinical Practice 6 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1C-placement
MANDURAH: S1C-placement

NUR352 Complexities of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 3 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal
MANDURAH: S1-internal

NUR353 Case Based Inquiry Complex Care Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1C-internal
MANDURAH: S1C-internal

NUR361 Professional Nursing Practice in a Complex World - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2N3-internal
MANDURAH: S2N3-internal

NUR379 Clinical Practice 7: Transition to Registered Nurse - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N3-placement
MANDURAH: S2N3-placement

NUR389 Clinical Practice 8: Transition to Registered Nurse - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2N3-placement
MANDURAH: S2N3-placement

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