Bachelor of Nursing

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

Students completing this program will have developed theoretical knowledge and clinical skills needed by competent beginning-level registered nurses who can practice within a diverse range of health care contexts and practice settings of the 21st century. Graduates will be able to meet currently accepted standards of nursing practice as determined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) National Competencies for the Registered Nurse; provide culturally sensitive nursing care to the diverse Australian community; provide quality nursing care in a range of healthcare settings and contexts; use an evidence based approach in providing nursing care; apply a health promotion and educational focus to their work; undertake a team based, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to care; have well-developed clinical decision-making and reflective practice knowledge and skills; and adopt a lifelong approach to learning.

Structure

  • 288 credit points
  • 22 Core Professional units and 1 unit of Elective studies.

Subjects

  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent and meet all extra requirements and selection procedures listed through VTAC. Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • AND a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. International: as for Senior Secondary plus An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test score of at least 6.5 in Reading and Listening, a score of at least 6.5 in Writing and Speaking, and an overall band score of at least 6.5 or equivalent is required. Students require this level of English proficiency because they will be practising and communicating in the workplace from semester 2 of the course. Registration requirements. Please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au for the most current registration requirements that may impact on an applicant's registration application. English language requirements for registration may exist for students schooled outside of Australia. TAFE/VET: For applicants who are currently registered (or eligible to register) as an Enrolled nurse (formally Div 2) having successfully completed a Certificate IV in Nursing. Enrolled nurses may apply for and may be offered a place in either the three year or admitted directly into the second year of the course. Students with a Diploma of Nursing from Victoria University may be admitted directly into the second year of the course.

Recognition

Accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Ltd. (ANMAC)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
St Albans International: $85,200
  • ATAR: 50
No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission. Persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their suitability and potential for success in the course. Applicants who consider their capacity to qualify under normal entry provisions have been limited by some disadvantage, for example, illness, disability, economic hardship or isolation may apply to be considered as a disadvantaged person. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis to determine their suitability and potential for success in the course. Policy requirement: Students must comply with the Clinical Practicum Policies (see www.vu.edu.au/mclpolicy). Police check: Students must complete a National Police Records check prio

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