Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program enables students to undertake a course which balances the development of clinical skills with theoretical study. Foundation studies build students' knowledge in key areas of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and will introduce students to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service. Students will also develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. During the course students undertake periods of clinical practice to prepare them for transition to the role of a registered nurse. Studies are undertaken both within the University and at a selection of hospitals and community facilities.
288 credit points. The clinical practice units in the nursing component require students to undertake block practicums of two or more weeks, which may be scheduled during semester breaks.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).
This course has professional accreditation from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registered nurse status with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and membership of the Australian College of Nursing
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree within the last 10 years should apply for the graduate entry program. Advanced standing is available to applicants with a degree in another discipline and TAFE trained enrolled nurses.
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Hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification and a current Blue Card prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.