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  • Objectives
    Nursing offers diverse people-centred career opportunities in a challenging industry that continues to change rapidly. The broad nature of nursing allows opportunities for employment and specialisation in areas as varied as the traditional hospital setting, accident and emergency, community health, indigenous health, industry, remote or rural health, and the armed forces. Nursing practice is focused on working in partnership with individuals, groups and communities to enhance health and wellness and assist clients to effectively manage health issues. On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, the graduate will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland Nursing Council. This registration allows the nurse to work within Queensland and be eligible to register as a nurse in other Australian states and territories. 1st year - In Year 1 of the program students will focus on developing foundation skills and knowledge required for nursing practice. Some clinical experience could be undertaken as part of tutorials in the first year. 2nd year - In Year 2 of the program students will be introduced to abnormal health patterns and the nursing care required to manage these. 3rd year - Year 3 of the program will focus on consolidating their knowledge in clinical practice situations including an 8 week block placement in their final term of study.
  • Practical experience
    Clinical hours are attributed to courses, not the program. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 1040 hours of off-campus clinical placements during the three years of the program. Students clinical placements must be in Queensland and are arranged by CQUniversity at health facilities in the Bundaberg, Mackay, Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton or rural Queensland areas. Please note that clinical placements are generally not available in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Students must provide evidence of achievement of preclinical requirements prior to attending clinical placement.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students - Prerequisites: nil; Recommended study - English, biological science and chemistry
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Nursing
  • Course description

    About Nursing

    Nursing provides a challenging yet rewarding career focused on the health and wellbeing of others. The health care industry is ever changing and registered nurses are in high demand.

    Students explore the theoretical and research based methods of nursing practices and develop skills and knowledge in areas such as cross-cultural health care, legal issues, disease management, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and human behaviour.

    The CQUniversity School of Nursing and Health Studies is committed to producing competent, effective nurses. We have taken our in depth experience of distance education and applied it to a flexible learning environment for students both external and on-campus. We provide more clinical experience than you can expect elsewhere, to bridge the gap from theory to practice. More clinical experience means more competent graduates and this brings faster promotion in the workplace, and supports the image of the professional nurse.


    Career Opportunities

    Registered nurses work in the health care industry and health promotion agencies, including occupational health, Aboriginal health, community health, drug and alcohol agencies, the armed services, public and private hospitals and nursing homes.


    Program Structure

    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 24 courses/144 units of credit as outlined.

    Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Mackay and External

    Year 1 - T1
    Course Code     Course Name
    NURS11145     Indigenous and Cross Cultural Health Care
    NURS11146     Foundations of Professional Nursing
    NURS11147     Foundation Nursing Skills
    SCIE11019      Introductory Bioscience

    Year 1 - T2
    Course Code     Course Name
    BIOH11004     Human Physiology
    HMSC11005     Human Anatomy
    NURS11114     Holistic Health Assessment
    NURS11148     Health and Human Behaviour

    Year 2 - T1
    Course Code     Course Name
    BIOH12008     Human Pathophysiology
    NURS12140     Disease Management and Control
    NURS12141     Nursing in a Medical Environment
    NURS12142     Nursing in a Surgical Environment

    Year 2 - T2
    Course Code     Course Name
    NURS12143     Family and Community Health
    NURS12144     Legal Issues in Health Care
    NURS12145     Aged Care Nursing
    NUTR19001     Nutrition

    Year 3 - T1
    Course Code     Course Name
    NURS13112     Complex Nursing
    Elective     
    HLTH13031      Population Health Epidemiology
    NURS13113     The Psychiatric Consumer

    Year 3 - T2
    Course Code     Course Name
    NURS13114     Contemporary Issues in Nursing
    NURS13117     Research in Health Care
    NURS13116     Transition to Professional Practice
    NURS13115     Professional Practice
    Part-time Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Mackay and External

    Part-time study schedule for Year 1 only.
    Year 1 - T1
    Course Code     Course Name
    NURS11146     Foundations of Professional Nursing
    SCIE11019     Introductory Bioscience

    Year 1 - T2
    Course Code     Course Name
    HMSC11005     Human Anatomy
    BIOH11004     Human Physiology
    Elective

    Students can choose one elective from the recommended electives or choose any coures to improve their employment opportunities in consultation with the Program Advisor or Program Coordinator.
    Course Code     Course Name
    HLTH13018     Complementary Health Care
    NURS12128     Drugs in Society
    BMED19012     Clinical Pathology
    HLTH12028     Health Promotion Strategies
    SOCL19070     Health and Medical Sociology

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