Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) Onshore
The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) is a course designed for registered nurses who hold either a certificate or a diploma in nursing and who wish to upgrade their qualifications.
The learning modalities employed in this program require students, as practising professionals with the guidance and support of the academic staff, to take more responsibility for their own learning. They will be expected to become more independent in seeking information and to develop a stronger research mindset in how they approach their working life and their capacity to improve patient care.
Local students who hold a qualification at diploma level are required to complete four units of study or 24 credit points to qualify for the award. Students who hold a certificate in nursing are required to complete eight units or 48 credit points to qualify for the award. Students may choose to study either full time or part time.
International students holding either a diploma or certificate are required to complete eight units of study (48 credit points) to qualify for the award. International students studying on-campus are required to study full time.
Units of study in semester one of the course focus on:
- the discipline of nursing, nursing knowledge and professional practice in both the historical and current health policy contexts
- environmental, biological and socioeconomic determinants of the health and wellbeing of populations
- the advanced clinical abilities required for nursing assessment of patients, families and communities in the 21st century, and
- clinical and patient education practices in the context of the health care environment with emphasis on continuing changes in technologies, information and evidence bases for practice.
Units of study available in semester two focus on:
- critical analyses of national and international concepts of health, illness and care
- the management of nursing services and clinical governance; and
- inquiry and research in nursing.
In semester two, students also complete a unit of study allowing them to undertake a clinical project of their choice.
All units are worth six credit points and students are required to submit assignments and sit examinations where applicable. There are no clinical requirements for this degree.
Local students holding a diploma qualification must complete Nursing, Knowledge and Practice, Health Research and Clinical Practice Project units of study and may select one of the remaining three units on offer.
Local students holding a certificate qualification and all international students must complete eight units of study as prescribed.
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the University policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)
Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) (off-shore)