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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) leads to the award of two degrees. Graduates are flexible, able to practise as both nurses and paramedics.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
  • Course description
    About the course

    Nurses and paramedics are in high demand in the community, especially in rural regions where some towns experience chronic shortages of trained professionals. Although qualified for employment anywhere in Australia, many graduates will be particularly well suited for appointment in rural areas because the clinical and practical sessions of the course will have been undertaken in such settings.

    Graduates will be valued in rural and remote areas because they will be multi-skilled in fields where there are noted shortages.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates find employment with ambulance services and as nurses in a wide range of clinical areas, particularly in intensive care/accident and emergency, and paramedical high dependency areas.

    Some of our graduates have obtained employment with the Army / Navy / Air Force and with overseas organisations.

    Your course is recognised by industry

    The Bachelor of Nursing degree is accredited by the Nurses and Midwives Board of New South Wales (NMB NSW) and the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is recognised by Australian ambulance services. In designing the double degree program, consultations with accrediting bodies and ambulance representatives were undertaken.

    Practical experience

    The course provides opportunities for a variety of placements in Paramedics and Nursing Practice in hospitals and other health care agencies. Placements will be available in both urban and rural settings.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points (30 subjects). Students will graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) with the awards BNurs and BClinicalPrac(Paramedic).

    Clinical requirements

    Refer to the Clinical requirements section for information on:

        * Senior First Aid Certificate
        * Criminal Record Clearance
        * Immunisation
        * The Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW (NMB NSW) requirement

    Please note that the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) has a clinical practicum in the first six months. As the hepatitis B immunisation takes six months for full vaccination, it is recommended that students commence immunisation as soon as possible in order to undertake clinical placement.
    Further study

    Postgraduate courses include:

        * Doctor of Philosophy
        * Doctor of Health Science
        * Master of Health Science (Honours)
        * Master of Health Services Management
        * Master of Nursing
        * Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management
        * Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
        * Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
        * Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Nursing Education)

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