North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324341
Part-time students can complete the Bachelor of Nursing by following the strict course structure which can be obtained by contacting the School of Nursing. The courses to be completed each semester are non-negotiable and students must attend the associated clinical placements.
This pathway is designed for enrolled nurses who wish to study to become registered nurses. Applicants must be registered as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (or be eligible for enrolment). Successful applicants will be granted one year’s (full-time) credit towards the Bachelor of Nursing. Applicants considering this pathway need to be aware of the need to complete a rural placement, which begins early in the year of enrolment.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|2016 CSP IB||26|
|Deferment?||Yes - 2 year|
|IELTS Overall||7 [more info]|
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,500|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||60%|
|ISBE [India] ||70%|
|OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U]||65|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||339|
|Bradford Foundation Program||70|
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,500|
The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.
|S1||NURSING 1004 Communication and Professional Nursing I||NURSING 1005 Biology for Nursing Practice||NURSING 1006 Microbiology and Infection Control||NURSING 1007 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing I|
|S2||NURSING 1008 Communication and Professional Nursing II||NURSING 1009 Pharmacology for Nursing I||NURSING 1010OL Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice||NURSING 1011 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing II|
|Year 2||S1||NURSING 2007 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing III||NURSING 2004 Nursing and Older People||NURSING 2005 Biology of Human Disease I||NURSING 2006OL Chronic Disease and Disability|
|S2||NURSING 2008 Biology of Human Disease II||NURSING 2009OL Community Health and Primary Care||NURSING 2010 Pharmacology for Nursing II||NURSING 2011 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing IV|
|Year 3||S1||NURSING 3004 Mental Health Nursing||NURSING 3005 Nursing in Complex Settings I||NURSING 3006 Nursing in Complex Settings II||NURSING 3007OL Nursing in an International Context|
|S2||NURSING 3008EX Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Health||NURSING 3009 Leadership and Transition to Practice||NURSING 3010 Nursing in Complex Settings III||NURSING 3011OL Palliative Care Nursing|
For an indicative timetable, please refer to the Program Information Leaflet.
This degree provides a professional qualification, which is recognised for registration as a nurse Australia-wide, and supports application for registration in a number of countries around the world.Qualified nurses have a wide range of career options, from working in public or private hospitals, to community health care, aid organisations and regional health care.
Registered Nurse, Nurse
Just prior to completion of the degree, students apply to Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. In order to be able to register as either an enrolled or registered nurse, all applicants must comply with the English language skills requirements as determined by AHPRA.
One of the most important strengths of this innovative degree is the substantial length of time dedicated to learning in practice. Students will be introduced to the practice environment in a structured manner and will be able to integrate knowledge with practice. Clinical placements are not restricted to the University teaching semesters and will extend from 35 to 40 weeks (two days per week in year one, three days per week in years two and three). Placements, which are compulsory, will be in both metropolitan and rural areas of South Australia. Students will be required to attend early, late, night and weekend shifts. The amount of contact time often approaches 40 hours per week. Therefore, it is recommended that students have access to a mode of transport for the duration of the degree.
All costs associated with the second year rural placement are the responsibility of the student. Depending on the locations available, costs to attend rural placement can exceed $1,000 to cover accommodation, food and living-away from-home expenses.
During placement, students will be required to comply with the School of Nursing dress standards. The cost of uniforms, which must be worn on placement, are the responsibility of the student. Students must be aware that they will need to comply with the policies and procedures (e.g. correct use of theatre attire) as prescribed by the health care site.
Students who undertake clinical placements, internships and research projects involving children, or people who are ill, elderly or vulnerable, must obtain the following clearances before attending clinical placement:
Students who do not meet the above requirements are at risk of not completing the degree, as placements are a compulsory component of the degree. For further information, visit: Faculty of Health Sciences.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Monday, 16 May 2016
"Clinical Placement has been the highlight of the Bachelor of Nursing program, as it has allowed me to incorporate both theory and practical skills studied, and put them into practice when exposed to such a variety of health issues, aiding my development of competency as an emerging health professional.
Undertaking this degree at the University of Adelaide, has lived up to its name of being an intensive nursing program - but already going into my final year, I feel confident that it will produce a close knit group of enthusiastic and highly capable health professionals.