Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing
The Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing provides for students who wish to develop a deeper understanding of an area of interest in the sciences and relate it to health care. This might include pharmacology, psychology, physiology or biomedical science.
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The combined degrees consist of a total of 192 credit points comprising: 96 credit points toward the bachelor's degree and 96 credit points for the Master of Nursing. In most cases, units of study are worth six credit points; however, there are also some units that are worth three credit points.
- 96 credit points toward the bachelor's degree, and
96 credit points for the Master of Nursing.
In most cases, units of study are worth six credit points; however, there are also some units that are worth three 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 the requirements for the bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.
Details of the units and the order in which they must be taken are provided in the unit of study table. For units of study relating to the Science component of this degree, please refer to the handbook for that faculty. Please note that some elective units may not be available due to clashes in the timetable in the Master of Nursing.
The pre-registration courses at Sydney Nursing School involve significant participation in off-campus clinical placements. You will complete more than 800 clinical hours during your degree. Before each clinical placement you will practise your skills in our clinical labs and high fidelity simulation wards. Clinical placement sites include private and public hospitals, mental health services and community health settings. The majority of clinical placements occur within the Sydney metropolitan area, although you will also be expected to undertake some clinical placements in rural locations.
You will need to be available to complete full-time weeks of shiftwork throughout University holiday periods in order to complete your clinical placements.
Important information to prepare you for clinical placements:
- Plan your work and holiday periods so that they do not clash with your set and supplementary clinical placement periods as outlined in the Sydney Nursing School Calendar 2016 (PDF)
- Read the Sydney Nursing School Local Provisions for Professional Experience Placement, also known as the SNS Clinical Policy
- Read and follow the guidelines for compliance with the NSW Ministry of Health at: NSW Health Student Clearances for Clinical Placements
Study in this course is taken over four years full time (pro rata part time).You are required to complete 96 credit points in the bachelor's degree and 96 credit points in the Master of Nursing to graduate.
The total number of units studied will vary depending upon the course you choose. 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.
Study patterns for all combined degrees including relevant unit of study rules are outlined in this handbook. This course consists of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.
All clinical units associated with the Master of Nursing have clinical placement experiences that are generally conducted outside the normal semester times. Please refer to the Master of Nursing clinical placement information for more details.
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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.
Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing
A candidate may abandon the combined degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Master of Nursing in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.