Bachelor of Nursing
Next semester commencing February 2018. Applications open – apply now.
The study of nursing encompasses specialist nursing studies, behavioural and health sciences to enable people to work in a variety of hospital and health care settings.
With a reputation as one of the universities in Australia for producing ‘job-ready’ graduates, Notre Dame’s
Bachelor of Nursing degree provides a gateway to an exciting career in many different areas.
|Course||Bachelor of Nursing|
|Duration||3 yrs full-time or equivalent part-time|
|Practicum||27 weeks (1026 hours)||Recommended|
Year 12 Subjects
|Loan Scheme||HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP|
|Campus||Sydney (also available at Fremantle & Broome)|
|Study Mode||Full-time, part-time|
|Course Codes||Course Code 3492|
CRICOS Code 083619M
- Be clinically competent and confident registered nurses who use their knowledge and skills in the ethical care of individuals, families and communities
- Have developed a capacity and ability to self-reflect
- Be able to think critically, reason and use judgment in all aspects of nursing practice
- Use evidence based research in all aspects of care and service delivery
- Identify their own values and beliefs and be empowered to act on these values to advocate for people in their care
Students who have completed a Diploma of Nursing (HLT 51612 or HLT 51607) or a Certificate IV in Nursing (HLT43407) with medication endorsement and are registered as Enrolled Nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia are eligible for advanced standing and may be able to complete the program in two (2) years.
- Nursing Practice 1
- Primary Health Care 1
- Communication for Nurses
- Professional Practice in Nursing
- Human Body 1
- Professional Practice 1 (3 weeks)
- Nursing Practice 2
- Ethics and Law in Nursing
- Sociology for Nurses
- Human Body 2
- Logos I
- Professional Practice 2 (3 weeks)
- Acute Care Nursing Practice 1
- Clinical Therapeutics 1
- Primary Health Care 2
- Research for Practice
- Professional Practice 3 (5 weeks)
- Acute care Nursing Practice 2
- Clinical Therapeutics 2
- Mental Health Care
- Logos II
- Professional Practice 4 (5 weeks)
- Chronic Illness, Rehabilitation and Palliation
- Assessing and Managing the Deteriorating Patient
- Mental Health Nursing
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Health
- Professional Practice 5 (6 weeks)
- Leadership and Governance
- Transition to Practice
- Logos III
- Professional Practice 6 (5 weeks)
- ONE elective unit:
- Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice*
- Critical Care Nursing
- Maternal and Newborn Nursing
- Paediatric and Adolescent Nursing
- Palliative Care Nursing
- Perioperative Nursing
Students also study the Logos Programme – Logos I, Logos II, and Logos III (PT101, PT102 and PT103) that aims to bring to life, for students, the substance and values of the Catholic faith and of philosophical tradition.
Students will also be registered as students with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and as such must comply with all relevant codes. For further information regarding the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, please visit www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
- ATAR of 70 - Indicative only. Must have been obtained within the last five years. Or
- IB of 25+ - Indicative only. Must have been obtained within the last five years.
- Band 4 or higher in HSC Standard or Advanced English
- Grade 5 or higher in Standard Level IB English or Grade 4 or higher in Higher Level IB English
Enrolled/Division 2 Nurses:
- Diploma of Nursing (HLT 51512 or HLT 51607)
- Certificate IV in Nursing (HLT434077)
Post School Leaver / Mature Age Applicants:
- Notre Dame will also consider applicants who have successfully completed a minimum of four units within a Bachelor's Degree from another University. Or
- Successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV level qualification or higher in a relevant field from a recognised provider such as TAFE or an RTO. Or
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – This option is only available for applicants who are over 20 years of age as at 1 March in the year of admission. A score of 150 for both the Multiple Choice component and the Written English component is required. STAT results are valid for five years. Or
- Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) or Foundation Year (FY).
These requirements extend to Permanent Residents and Australian citizens whose first language is not English and have not completed two years full-time academic study in Australia. IELTS results will need to be verified by the Admissions Office before an offer of a place can be made into the Bachelor of Nursing. The Admissions Office reserves the right to ask for IELTS results from any applicant as deemed necessary.
- Uniform from $220
- Textbooks $300 average each semester
- Immunisation (as required) $50 - $ 500
- Police check Approx. $52.00
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Approx. $120.00
All international enquiries may be directed to the International Students Office at email@example.com.