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  • Objectives
    The Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Commerce. This course offers students the opportunity to combine nursing studies with a professional business qualification in areas such as management, human resource management or accounting. It aims to provide students with skills in both research and practice in nursing, and to gain a solid foundation for understanding the world of commerce with specialist business skills and knowledge. Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements OR the Bachelor of Commerce requirements only.
  • Entry requirements
    This combined course comprises 36 credit points. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 20 credit points in the Bachelor of Nursing. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Nursing (H326) must be satisfied. The 16 credit points taken within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MSC120, MSQ171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree. Students must complete all core units for the Bachelor of Nursing. All subjects are available in the first two years on campus. After year 2, some Commerce units may need to be taken off campus, in order to accommodate nursing clinical placements. All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit. There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. Failure of a compulsory practicum component in any unit of study will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses associated with clinical practicum are the responsibility of the student.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Commerce
  • Course description
    Professional recognition

    On successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for registration as a nurse in the Division 1 register of the Nurses Board of Victoria.


    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
    A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.

    * The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    In addition to a Nursing qualification, as a graduate you will have a professional business qualification allowing you to work in areas such as management, human resources or accounting.  The course will provide you with skills in research and practice in nursing, and you will gain a solid understanding of the world of commerce with specialist business skills and knowledge.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Nursing.


    Course rules

    This combined course comprises 36 credit points. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 20 credit points in the Bachelor of Nursing. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Nursing (H326) must be satisfied.

    The 16 credit points taken within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MSC120, MSQ171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

    Students must complete all core units for the Bachelor of Nursing. All subjects are available in the first two years on campus. After year 2, some Commerce units may need to be taken off campus, in order to accommodate nursing clinical placements.

    All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.

     
    There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. Failure of a compulsory practicum component in any unit of study will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses associated with clinical practicum are the responsibility of the student.

    See course entry for Bachelor of Nursing (H326) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).

     
    Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

    In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience.

     

    * Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.

    ** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved 16 June 2008.


    Course structure


    Year 1
    Trimester 1

    HNN112 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1  

    HNN120 The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1  

    HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

    One Commerce unit


    Trimester 2

    HNN122 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2  

    HNN114 Physical Examination and Health Assessment  

    One Commerce unit

    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    HBS107 Understanding Health  

    Three commerce units


    Trimester 2

    HNN222 Mental Health Nursing  

    HNN212 Psychotherapeutic Practice by Health Professional   

    One Commerce unit

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    HNN318 Transitions in Ageing  

    HNN217 Nursing Practice in the Community  

    Two Commerce units


    Trimester 2

    HNN227 Care of the Hospitalised Patient  

    Two Commerce units

    Year 4
    Trimester 1

    HNN320 The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2  

    HNN319 Transitions in Chronic Illness  

    Two Commerce units


    Trimester 2

    HNN324 Maternity, Paediatric and Adolescent Nursing  

    Two Commerce units

    Year 5
    Trimester 1

    HNN325 Care of the Hospitalised Patient with Complex Needs  

    Two Commerce units


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Refer to course rules.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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