Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The wide range of units within the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science provides you with a scientific knowledge base for mental health practice, including psychological testing and measurement, mental health promotion and research.Graduate with solid clinical experience and the knowledge and skills to comprehensively care for patients and their families. Your nursing clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout every trimester of the course.The nursing component of your degree provides eligibility to become a registered nurse through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).Similarly, the psychology stream of your degree is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society (APAC). This is the first step in your journey to becoming a qualified psychologist.

Structure

  • 32 credit points of study which includes: 19 credit points are specific to nursing
  • 10 credit points are specific to psychology. The three remaining credit points are foundation units offered by the Faculty of Health which provide you with an opportunity to engage in multidisciplinary learning.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent, or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.

Recognition

On successful completion of your course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). You will also have gained a three-year undergraduate psychology sequence that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised for registration purposes by the PsyBA and enabling you to undertake additional study in pursuit of provisional registration. Notes: The NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements. This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Warrnambool No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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