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Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)

2018

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Overview
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is for re-enrolling students
International
This course is for re-enrolling students
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BNURSE

Award
Bachelor of Nursing
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Licensing Authority (Nursing and Midwifery Board of the Northern Territory). Following successful registration they may seek registration in another State or Territory under mutual recognition legislation which applies for all States and Territories in Australia.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants seeking admission to this course who have completed the requirements to register as an Enrolled Nurse and are registered to practice in an Australian State or Territory must submit a certified copy of their current Enrolled Nursing practising certificate.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

The course consists of 24 units. Two common units provide students with the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete the course, prepare them for lifelong learning and promote the concept of cultural safety in practice, in particular to addressing the needs of indigenous and multi-cultural Australians.

Sixteen compulsory core units provide students with essential knowledge that underpins a population health approach for the prevention, early detection and management of acute and chronic diseases.

The six specialist elective units (five theory and one clinical), aim to provide greater depth of knowledge and allow students to study a generalised or speciality sequence of subjects in which they have a specific interest.

Students must provide proof that they have met all CDU and state/territory pre-clinical requirements before they can undertake those units that include clinical placements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, immunisation requirements, Senior First Aid qualification, annual criminal record checks and/or working with children clearances and/or fitness to practice requirements.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available for entry to suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Nursing.

 

This course has been replaced by a revised Bachelor of Nursing from 2011 - see BNUR (114871/114875/134161). 

Existing students will be able to continue to complete the course for which they are enrolled. A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated. The course includes a total of 21 weeks full time clinical practicum.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20 Units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC107 Northern Perspectives (compulsory) (new unit title in 2012)
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core
(16 units)
160 Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points:

NUR104 Lifespan Development (Last offered in 2010 - recoded to NUR240 in 2011)
NUR109 Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing (last offered in 2010) replaced by NUR125 Fundamental Nursing Practice
NUR207 Gerontology Nursing
NUR210 Health Sociology (recoded to HSC210 from 2018)
NUR213 Pathophysiology
NUR214 Pharmacology
NUR223 Medical/Surgical Nursing (last offered in 2010 ) Replaced by NUR243 Nursing Practice 1 
NUR224 Medical/Surgical Nursing Practice (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR244 Nursing Practice 2
NUR314 Foundations of Inquiry in Health Care
NUR325 Maternal Health and Paediatric Care 
NUR326 Health Assessment (last offered in 2012)
NUR331 Advanced Practice 1 (Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR343 Clinical Nursing Practice 1
NUR332 Advanced Practice 2 (Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR344 Clinical Nursing Practice 2
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SID175 Applied Science Concepts in Health Care 1

Specialist Electives
(6 units)
60 Specialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from one of the specialisations detailed below.

30 credit points from the prescribed units listed below. Prescribed Specialist Electives
NUR111 Health and Health Professions (Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR120 Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR219 Mental Health Nursing (new unit title in 2010)
NUR350 Specialist Practicum (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR349 Nursing in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Settings

Plus 30 credit points from the following specialist areas  Remote Health: NUR230 Public Health and Tropical Medicine (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR329 Public Health Challengers in Chronic and Complex Nursing
NUR318 Introduction to Remote Area Health
SBI240 Environmental Issues

Disaster and Emergency:
NUR317 Perioperative Nursing 
NUR320 Emergency Nursing
SBI240 Environmental Issues

Mental Health:
AOD201 Alcohol and other Drugs Studies
NUR327 Community Mental Health 
NUR328 Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan 

General Stream - Students not wishing to complete a specific Specialisation:
30 credit points of prescribed specialist electives
NUR111 Health and Health Professions (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR120 Introduction to Professional Nursing
NUR219 Mental Health Nursing (new unit title in 2010)
NUR350 Specialist Practicum (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR349 Nursing in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Settings
 

Plus 30 credit points selected from the units listed below
AOD201 Alcohol and other Drugs Studies
AOD301 Counselling/Interventions in Alcohol and Other Drugs
AOD302 Alcohol and Other Drug Issues Among Indigenous Australians (last offered in 2008)
HIT234 Database Concepts
NUR230 Public Health and Tropical Medicine (last offered in 2010) rReplaced by NUR329 Public Health Challengers in Chronic and Complex Nursing
NUR317 Perioperative Nursing
NUR318 Introduction to Remote Area Health
NUR320 Emergency Nursing
NUR322 Renal Nursing
NUR327 Community Mental Health 
NUR328 Mental Health Issues Across the Lifespan 
SES220 Geographical Information Systems 1
SES320 Geographical Information Systems 2 (last offered in 2008

Electives
(0 units
0 No elective units are available in this course.
 

240

Total Credit Points

Of the total 240 credit points:
· Not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
· A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
· Not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"


Enrolment Information A national shortage of undergraduate nursing clinical placements means that the ability of the University to provide the clinical placement component of the course is subject to availability of clinical places in the healthcare sector. As a result, this course has enrolment conditions.

Your enrolment is an agreement to accept these conditions.

1. You must enrol according to a specified study plan based on your qualifications and experience on entry to the course;
2. You must undertake the clinical placement component of the program at the time and place designated by the University;
3. Deviation from the specified study plan is only permitted when this can be facilitated by a clinical placement agreement between the University and an approved health service provider. Requests for approval to deviate from the course study plan should be submitted to ehsoffice@cdu.edu.eu
4. You must read the Clinical Teaching Block (CTB) and Clinical Placement Information (see below). Enrolment in the course is an agreement to accept the conditions surrounding CTBs and clinical placements.

Clinical Teaching Block (CTB) and Clinical Placement Information

  • Clinical Teaching Blocks (CTBs) may be held interstate from time to time depending on staff and venue availability and student numbers.
  • Interstate CTBs are only available to students who live in that State or territory. All other students are required to attend CTBs at either the Casuarina or Alice Springs Campuses of the University
  • Interstate CTBs have limited spaces and students in those states may still need to attend a CTB in Darwin or Alice Springs.
  • PLEASE NOTE: As previously mentioned under Conditions of Enrolment, there is no guarantee that students will always have placements in their home state
  • Clinical placements are dependant upon availability at healthcare sites and may be scheduled outside the University calendar dates for the assigned Semester.
  • Clinical placements are dependent on the capacity of our partner health service agencies to provide learning experiences within the guidelines set by the nurse registering authority.
  • While CDU will attempt to meet student requests for a clinical placement at a preferred facility, CDU reserves the right to place students in a placement facility other than that nominated.
  • While the University will endeavour to place students within the Semester in which the student is enrolled in a clinical subject, this can not be guaranteed.

Clinical Placement and Clinical Teaching Block Information

NUR109 – Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing (last offered in 2010 ) Replaced by NUR125 Fundamental Nursing Practice 5 Day Clinical Teaching Block
15 Day Placement
NUR224 – Medical and Surgical Nursing Practice (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR244 Nursing Practice 2 5 Day Clinical Teaching Block
20 Day Placement
NUR331 – Advanced Practice 1(Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR343 Clinical Nursing Practice 1 5 Day Clinical Teaching Block
30 Day Placement
NUR332 – Advanced Practice 2 (Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR344 Clinical Nursing Practice 2 10 Day Mental Health Placement
10 Day Community Placement
NUR350 – Specialist Elective Placement (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR349 Nursing in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Settings 20 Day Speciality Placement

Please note you are required to complete the necessary nominations prior to enrolling in these units.
Visit this site for more information. http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/practicum/practicum.html
When choosing Specialist Elective units students should consider their third year placement units, particularly NUR349.


NUR349 Practice Areas Related Special Elective Unit
Perioperative / Theatre NUR317
Remote Health NUR318
Emergency Department
Intensive Care Unit
Cardiac Care Unit
High Dependency Unit
Rapid Assessment Patient Unit
NUR320
Renal Health NUR322
Alcohol and Other Drugs AOD201
NUR350 – Speciality Practice Areas Linked Core Unit
Paediatrics NUR325
Mental Health NUR219
Community Health NUR111(Last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR120 Introduction to Professional Nursing
Gerontology/Aged Care NUR207
Rehabilitation NUR223 (last offered in 2010) Replaced by NUR243 Nursing Practice 1

Enrolment advice can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/studentportal/

Study plan

 

Students Commencing in Semester 1

1. CONTINUING STUDENTS – WITHOUT PREVIOUS NURSING QUALIFICATIONS

    The recommended study plans (1A & 1B) provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1, with no previous nursing qualifications, and enrolling in either a standard full time load or enrolling in a reduced or part time load. Use the plans below to find the plan suitable to your individual requirement.

2. CONTINUING STUDENTS – WITH COMPLETED ENROLLED NURSE CERTIFICATE IV OR DIPLOMA

Enrolled Nurses who have completed Certificate IV in Community Services (Enrolled Nurse) or are Diploma qualified enrolled nurses and who have current registration as an Enrolled Nurse will receive 80 points in credit transfers (see CT below).

      CT = Credit Transfer
      NUR111 Health and Health Professions
      NUR104 Lifespan Development
      NUR109 Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing
      SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
      SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
      SID175 Applied Science Concepts in Health Care

      Students also receive 20 credit points CT for two 200 level unspecified Specialist Electives.

Note that Enrolled Nurses wishing to follow one of the three Nursing Specialisation study sequences can only receive 60 points in credit transfer and must forgo CT of 20 points for two 200 level unspecified Specialist Electives to allow completion of the Specialist Electives units in their chosen Specialisation.

The recommended Study Plans (2A & 2E) provided below are suitable for students commencing in Semester 1. Progression through the course according to this schedule is particularly dependant on successfully completing the clinical component of the program.

 2011 study plans for continuing students can be located at http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/nursing/nursing.html

3. CONTINUING STUDENTS – WITH QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOSPITAL BASED TRAINING AS AN ENROLLED NURSE

Hospital Trained Enrolled Nurses with current registration will receive 40 credit points in credit transfers (see CT below). The recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Semester 1.

        CT = Credit Transfer
        Note: Students with EN hospital trained qualifications should not attempt to enrol in the following units for which they are exempt from undertaking:
        NUR104 Lifespan Development;
        NUR111 Health and Health Professions;
        NUR109 Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing;
        Students also receive 10 credit points CT for a 200 level unspecified Speciality Elective

    Note that Enrolled Nurses wishing to follow one of the three Nursing Specialisation study sequences can only receive 30 points in credit transfer and must forgo CT of 10 points for one 200 level unspecified Specialist Elective to allow completion of the Specialist Electives units in their chosen Specialisation.

    The recommended Study Plans (3A & 3E) provided below are suitable for students commencing in Semester 1. Progression through the course according to this schedule is particularly dependant on successfully completing the clinical component of the program.

     2011 study plans for continuing students can be located at http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/nursing/nursing.html

    Students Commencing in Semester 2

    1. CONTINUING STUDENTS – WITHOUT PREVIOUS NURSING QUALIFICATIONS.

    The recommended study plans (4A & 4B) provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2, with no previous nursing qualifications, and enrolling in either a standard full time load or enrolling in a reduced or part time load. Use the plans below to find the plan suitable to suit your individual requirement.

    2. CONTINUING STUDENTS - CERTIFICATE IV OR DIPLOMA ENROLLED NURSING STUDENTS COMMENCING IN SEMESTER 2

    Enrolled Nurses who have completed Certificate IV in Community Services (Enrolled Nurse) or are Diploma qualified enrolled nurses and who have current registration as an Enrolled Nurse will receive 80 points in credit transfers (see CT below).

        CT = Credit Transfer
        NUR111 Health and Health Professions
        NUR104 Lifespan Development
        NUR109 Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing
        SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
        SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
        SID175 Applied Science Concepts in Health Care

        Students also receive 20 credit points CT for two 200 level unspecified Specialist Electives.

    Note that Enrolled Nurses wishing to follow one of the three Nursing Specialisation study sequences can only receive 60 points in credit transfer and must forgo CT of 20 points for two 200 level unspecified Specialist Electives to allow completion of the Specialist Electives units in their chosen Specialisation.

    The recommended Study Plans (5A & 5C) provided below are suitable for students commencing in Semester 2. Progression through the course according to this schedule is particularly dependant on successfully completing the clinical component of the program.

    3. CONTINUING STUDENTS – WITH QUALIFICATIONS FOR HOSPITAL BASED TRAINING AS AN ENROLLED NURSE

    Hospital Trained Enrolled Nurses with current registration will receive 40 credit points in credit transfers (see CT below). The recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Semester 2.

        CT = Credit Transfer
        Note: Students with EN hospital trained qualifications should not attempt to enrol in the following units for which they are exempt from undertaking:
        NUR104 Lifespan Development
        NUR111 Health and Health Professions;
        NUR109 Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing;
        Students also receive 10 credit points CT for a 200 level unspecified Speciality Elective

    The recommended Study Plans (6A & 6C) provided below are suitable for students commencing in Semester 2. Progression through the course according to this schedule is particularly dependant on successfully completing the clinical component of the program.

    2011 study plans for continuing students can be located at http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/nursing/nursing.html

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