Bachelor of Science / Master of Nursing

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science / Master of Nursing combined degree consists of a total of 192 credit points, 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Science degree and 96 credit points in the Master of Nursing. In most cases units of study are worth six credit points, however there are some units that are worth 2 or 3 credit points.

In the first year, study is exclusively in the bachelor's degree. Years 2 and 3 are a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and Year 4 is entirely postgraduate. All students must complete their bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.


Students must complete a total of 192 credit points, including:

  • Degree core: 12 credit points of Mathematics degree core units of study as set out in the Bachelor of Science Table A Degree Core and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in the Bachelor of Science Table A (students may count the units from their major to fulfill part of this requirement)
  • a major (48 credit points) from Table A
  • a minimum of 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O
  • 12 credit points of elective units from Table A, Table S (Shared Pool) or Table O; and
  • 96 credit points of Master of Nursing core units specified in the Bachelor of Science / Master of Nursing table.

Students enrolled in the Dalyell stream are to refer to the Bachelor of Science / Master of Nursing rules for additional course requirements.

Clinical placements

Pre-registration nursing courses involve significant participation in off-campus clinical placements and students are required to complete more than 800 clinical hours during their degree.

Students must be available to complete full-time weeks of shift work throughout university holiday periods in order to complete their clinical placements.


Important information to prepare for clinical placements:

Workload

The total number of units studied will vary depending upon the undergraduate units chosen. In terms of workload, most six credit point units of study consist of attendance and lectures, tutorials and/or lab sessions on a regular basis. There are also pre-reading and assessment items equating to approximately 10 hours per week.