BNURS13

Bachelor of Nursing

Course code BNURS13
Start date(s) February
Course length Full time: 3 years
Campus Moorabbin
Study mode Full time
International course Yes (Full time only)
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  • Course Overview

    This course focuses on professional nursing practice and theory, and is underpinned by a philosophy of person centred and holistic care, making our graduates highly sought after. We develop professionals who have valuable skills and knowledge, and are known for their culturally sensitive client care, safe and ethical clinical reasoning and advanced communication skills.

    You are prepared for practice through a combination of on campus theory and the latest simulation activities that are delivered in our state-of-the-art simulation apartments and clinical wards. With a focus on inter-professional learning, you will develop valuable skills to operate as part of the healthcare team.

    Your supported clinical practice will take place in a variety of healthcare settings throughout Victoria. You are exposed to clinical practice early in the course, and the range of clinical placements include aged care, acute and sub-acute, community, mental health, paediatric and high dependency nursing.

    Our industry partnerships ensure the course is responsive to changing industry needs. Fellowship programs are available with our partners, enabling students to develop an ongoing relationship with a health provider.

    Prior to undertaking clinical placement, you must be prepared to declare your health and immunisation status, complete a National Police Records Check annually and hold a valid Working with Children Check. Holmesglen will register all students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

    At Holmesglen we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. You can expect to join approximately 300 other students* in this course. You'll get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.

    *This is an estimate based on expected student numbers and this number may vary.

  • Course Structure

    To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Nursing, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points comprising 24 core subjects.

    Subjects are organised into three themes of study - Nursing Theory and Concepts, Integrated Clinical Practice and Professional Perspectives.

    Subject Summary
    For a detailed summary of each subject refer to Subject Summary
    Each summary includes:

    • Credit points
    • Learning outcomes
    • Weekly contact hours
    • Assessments
    • Pre-requisites
    • Co-requisites.

    Assessment

    Assessment is a combination of written and online assignments, tests, laboratory work, clinical skills assessment, portfolios, examinations and/or practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    NSG11013Nursing 1 – The Individual and Community
    NSG11023 Bioscience Foundations 1
    NSG11033Integrated Clinical Practice 1
    NSG11043Professional Studies 1 – The Health Context and Nursing Profession
    NSG12013Nursing 2 – Foundations of Care
    NSG12023Bioscience Foundations 2
    NSG12033Integrated Clinical Practice 2
    NSG12043Professional Studies 2 – Law and Ethics
    NSG21013Nursing 3 – Clinical Care A
    NSG21023Clinical Specialty 1 – Care of the Older Person
    NSG21033Integrated Clinical Practice 3
    NSG21043 Professional Studies 3 - Research in Nursing
    NSG22013Nursing 4 – Clinical Care B
    NSG22023Clinical Specialty 2 - Mental Health
    NSG22033Integrated Clinical Practice 4
    NSG22043Professional Studies 4 - Evidence-Based Practice
    NSG31013Clinical Specialty 3 - Rehabilitation and Community Care
    NSG31023Clinical Specialty 4 - Family Centred Care
    NSG31033Integrated Clinical Practice 5
    NSG32013Clinical Specialty 5 - High Dependency & Emergency
    NSG32023Nursing 5 - Models of Care: Chronicity and Disability
    NSG32033Integrated Clinical Practice 6
    NSG32043Professional Studies 6 – Readiness for Practice
    NSG31043Professional Studies 5 - Indeigenous Culture and Health
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Year 12 applicants (Y12):

    • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in one of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English    
    • A minimum ATAR (eligibility score) of 50 is required to be considered for an offer in the course
    Other applicants (Non-Y12):

    Entry into the course is possible for mature age applicants and/or those who do not hold their VCE. Mature age is defined as being at least 18 years of age and away from formal education for at least one year. Non-Year 12 entry may be granted on the basis of:·        

    • Complete or incomplete studies in a relevant award course at any Australian university
    • Satisfactory completion of two single units (non-award enrolments) from a Bachelor of Nursing or a related discipline at any Australian university or through Open University Australia with scored or graded results  
    • Satisfactory completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice/Community) or equivalent         
    • Satisfactory completion of a foundation studies qualification such as Diploma of Foundation Studies or Diploma of Further Education from a recognised university.
    Prerequisites: Nil.

    Selection requirements:·        

    • All applicants are required to submit a VTAC Personal Statement        
    • All Non-Y12 applicants will be required to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)       
    • Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to submit a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application        
    • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5
    Other applicants (Non-Y12) Non-VTAC - Direct entry:

    Direct entry into the course is possible for mature age applicants who have met the above criteria and DO NOT have a VTAC application in place for any Victorian tertiary course.

    These applicants are invited to apply directly to the institute for commencement into 1st year. You will be required to submit results from the STAT and complete a personal information form, which Holmesglen will forward to you on receipt of your application.

    Advanced standing:

    An applicant may be admitted to the course with advanced standing of up to a maximum of eight subjects for studies completed in a tertiary education institution. Advanced standing will be judged on a case-by-case basis. 

    Applicants who have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Health (Nursing) or Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) with medication endorsement or equivalent, or Diploma of Nursing or equivalent at an Australian TAFE institute/RTO with a minimum grade average result of credit or higher (60% and above) may be eligible to apply for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Nursing. 

    Students with a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice/Community) or equivalent will also be considered for transition to the Bachelor of Nursing. Applications for advanced standing by enrolled nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will include an interview as part of the selection process.

    To ensure a smooth transition from previous studies, students enrolling in the degree via alternative entry or advanced standing will be required to attend an on-campus bridging course prior to commencement in the degree. The bridging course is available in either flexible or on-campus mode. It commences in the flexible mode in August and will be conducted over 15 weeks with eight on-campus days. The remainder of the course is delivered online. The on-campus mode commences in January 2017 and is conducted over two and a half weeks. Following completion, applicants will commence the degree in February.

    Selection Process

    Some applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for the course.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Graduates of this course are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Nursing and to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse.

    Career Opportunities

    • Registered nurse
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    VTAC applicants
    Orientation: 20th February – 22nd February 2017
    Classes commence: 27th February, 2017.

    Advanced standing applicants
    Bridging course: 16th January – 31st January, 2017
    Classes commence: 6th February, 2017

    Refer to Higher Education Academic Calendar

    Attendance

    Full time delivery of three years includes 28 weeks of practical placement.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    • Applicants who are eligible for advanced standing must complete the online registration, and provide evidence of AHPRA registration, additional qualifications and relevant academic transcripts.
    • Selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview prior to enrolment. All successful candidates are required to attend a three week bridging course. Fees for the bridging course will be advised when candidates are advised of selection. Full fee places apply to this intake.
    • Applicants eligible for direct entry to first year must complete the online registration and provide STAT results. A personal information form will be forwarded to you. This option is only available to mature aged applicants who DO NOT have a VTAC application in the system.
    • Direct applications closed on 1st December 2016.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Year 12 and Non-Year 12 applicants must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

    The VTAC code for this course is 6100366191.

    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.

    In addition, Non-Year 12 applicants must complete a STAT (multiple choice). For details of STAT, refer to the VTAC Guide or visit VTAC.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Nursing Department
    03 9209 5606
    nursing@holmesglen.edu.au

    Recruitment

    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    $6349 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE BNURS13

    Program Fees for 2017

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$6349
    Full Fee$14800

    Payments options are available to assist with repayment of tuition fees. HELP loans, which are a government loan scheme, are available to eligible students. A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable at the time of enrolment. All fee payments must be completed by the Administrative Date and the final date to withdraw without incurring a Loan debt must be completed by the Census Date.

    Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education programs.

    The published fee was current at the time of publication however, due to a rise in resource and delivery costs, full fee programs may be subject to change.

    Tuition Assurance requirements

    Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

  • Course Overview

    This is an innovative and contemporary nursing course designed to produce a graduate with the ability to function competently within a dynamic field of professional practice. The course is underpinned by a philosophy of person-centred and holistic care, and focuses on professional nursing practice and theory.Students are prepared for practice through a combination of on-campus theory and the latest simulation activities, as well as supported clinical practice in a variety of health care settings. This clinical practicum forms an integral component of the degree, and students are exposed to nursing practice early within the course. The range of clinical placements offered within the curriculum reflects the diverse roles of nursing today.

    Prior to undertaking clinical placement in a health service/agency during the course, students must complete a National Police Records Check and be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status.

  • Course Structure

    To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Nursing a student must successfully complete 144 credit points comprising 24 core subjects and one elective from theNursing 10subjects.


    Subjects are organised into three themes of study -Nursing Theory and Concepts

    ,Integrated Clinical Practiceand

    Professional Perspectives.

    Assessment

    Assessment is a combination of examinations and tests, presentations, essays, assignments, group projects and investigative activities. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled by Holmesglen.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    NSG11013Nursing 1 – The Individual and Community
    NSG11023 Bioscience Foundations 1
    NSG11033Integrated Clinical Practice 1
    NSG11043Professional Studies 1 – The Health Context and Nursing Profession
    NSG12013Nursing 2 – Foundations of Care
    NSG12023Bioscience Foundations 2
    NSG12033Integrated Clinical Practice 2
    NSG12043Professional Studies 2 – Law and Ethics
    NSG21013Nursing 3 – Clinical Care A
    NSG21023Clinical Specialty 1 – Care of the Older Person
    NSG21033Integrated Clinical Practice 3
    NSG21043 Professional Studies 3 - Research in Nursing
    NSG22013Nursing 4 – Clinical Care B
    NSG22023Clinical Specialty 2 - Mental Health
    NSG22033Integrated Clinical Practice 4
    NSG22043Professional Studies 4 - Evidence-Based Practice
    NSG31013Clinical Specialty 3 - Rehabilitation and Community Care
    NSG31023Clinical Specialty 4 - Family Centred Care
    NSG31033Integrated Clinical Practice 5
    NSG32013Clinical Specialty 5 - High Dependency & Emergency
    NSG32023Nursing 5 - Models of Care: Chronicity and Disability
    NSG32033Integrated Clinical Practice 6
    NSG32043Professional Studies 6 – Readiness for Practice
    NSG31043Professional Studies 5 - Indeigenous Culture and Health
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Nursing with a minimum grade average of Credit or higher (60% and above)
    •  English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with three bandcores no less than 6.5 and one bandscore no less than 6.0 or PEARSON PTE Academic Score of 58 (no communicative skill score less than 58) or Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 58. Students wishing to apply for a packaged offer must satisfy the Academic requirement as detailed under Pre-requisites of the Diploma of Nursing on page 83. In addition to this, students must achieve an English Language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with three bandscores no less than 6.5 and one bandscore no less than 6.0 or PEARSON PTE Academic Score of 58 (no communicative skill score less than 58) or Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 58.
    •  To ensure a smooth transition from Diploma studies to the Bachelor program, students will be required to attend a bridging program on-campus following completion of the Diploma of Nursing and prior to commencing the degree in February. The cost for this bridging program is AUD$1,200.
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    • Alternatively, students applying for direct entry into the 3 year Bachelor must have Mathematics and English at Year 12 level (or equivalent) with a minimum credit grade (or equivalent) in English. English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with three bandscores no less than 6.5 and one bandscore no less than 6.0 or PEARSON PTE Academic Score of 58 (no communicative skill score less than 58) or Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 58.
    • Prior to undertaking clinical placement in a health service agency during the course, students must complete a National Police Records Check, Working with Children Check and be prepared to declare their health and immunisation status.
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    • Minimum age requirement: 18 years of age at commencement of course

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    The degree has been fully accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. Students who successfully complete the degree are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for registration as a Registered Nurse.

    Applicants for registration will need to provide  the NMBA with documentary evidence that their secondary education and nursing education were completed in Australia. If secondary education was not completed in Australia, applicants will need to complete the IELTS examination with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components or an overall pass in the OET with grades A or B only in each of the four components.

    Students who wish to register as nurses in Australia upon successful completion of their course, should keep up to date with requirements set by the NMBA. Further information can be found at the following websites:

    www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

    www.ahpra.gov.au

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing will be well prepared academically to undertake post-graduate study in nursing and related fields of interest.

  • How to Apply

    Other

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $23,000 per year
    An additional cost of approximately AUD $500 is required for equipment, uniforms and/or materials