About Nursing (Post-Registration)
If you want to be a professional nurse who can meet the challenging health care needs of society, participate in the sweeping health care reforms and gain a competitive edge in self directed or selected career opportunities then this is the program for you.
This program will assist you to build upon your knowledge and skills and enable you to integrate the functions of a clinical practitioner, promoter of health, critical thinker and researcher, thus assisting you to emerge as a professional who is able to contribute to society as an informed citizen and a professional. Through the incorporation of elements of critical theory that underpin the program, you (the student) may be facilitated to achieve knowledge and expertise relevant to both your professional and personal life. You will be encouraged to develop the qualities, skills and attributes of a life long learner.
The Bachelor of Health (Nursing) Post-Registration qualification enhances your career pathway as a clinician, researcher, educator, manager or health promoter. Employment opportunities are found in health centres, hospitals, occupational health and industry, health promotion and education and many other diverse health care settings.
Students are required to complete 6 compulsory core courses and 2 electives. Full-time students should aim to complete 4 courses per term and part-time students should complete 2 courses per term.
Course Code Course Name
HLTH13028 Population Health
NURS13117 Research in Health Care
NURS13114 Contemporary Issues in Nursing
NURS11145 Indigenous and Cross Cultural Health Care
NURS11146 Foundations of Professional Nursing
NURS12144 Legal Issues in Health Care
Students can choose one elective from the recommended electives or choose any courses to improve their employment opportunities in consultation with the Program Cordinator.
Chosen from any of the following courses:
NURS12128 Drugs in Society
BMED19012 Clinical Pathology
HLTH13018 Complementary Health Care