Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing

 

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing


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 of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Nursing School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1.
Course codes

Code

Course title

BUARTNUR-02

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing

2.
Attendance pattern
The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.
3.
Streams
(1)
The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Nursing. The requirements for the Dalyell Stream, in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
4.
Master's type
The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.
5.
Cross faculty management
(1)
Candidates will be under the general supervision of the University of Sydney Nursing School for the duration of the combined degree.
(2)
The Deans of the University of Sydney Nursing School and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.
6.
Admission to candidature
(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Admission standards set by regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies and government for teacher education must also be met. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission requirements are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy.
(2)
English language requirements for this course are detailed in the faculty resolutions.
(3)
Applicants who have completed:
(a)
Units of study as part of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree at the University of Sydney; or
(b)
Units of study as part of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree (or Australian equivalent) at another tertiary institution are required to have met the progression rules outlined in clause 9(1).
(4)
Where an applicant has not yet completed 48 credit points at the time of admission, the assessment will be based on completed study as the basis for admission and any units completed as part of this combined degree to the value or 48 credit points before the applicant can be granted entry to the Master of Nursing component of the degree.
(5)
This course requires applicants to have the ability to undertake clinical placements. The Sydney Nursing School - Clinical Placement Provisions 2015 contains further details of the requirements.
(6)
In addition, this course is not available to applicants who are registered to practise as a nurse in an Australian state or territory.
(7)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent standard.
7.
Requirements for award
(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts are set out in;
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Arts;
(b)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(c)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S and Table O mean Table A, Table S and Table O as specified here.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Nursing are set out in the Units of Study table for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing:
To qualify for the award of the combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing, a candidate must complete a total of 192 credit points, including:
(a)
a major (48 credit points) from Table A;
(b)
12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O;
(c)
a minimum of 36 credit points of elective units or a minor (36 credit points) from Table A or Table S
(d)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table S; and
(e)
96 credit points of core units as specified in the Units of Study table for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing.
Candidates are required to attend clinical simulation and fieldwork as required for the Master of Nursing component. Where appropriate, the faculty may require individual candidates to undertake further or remedial theoretical, clinical or practical study in addition to the above requirements.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
96 credit points specified in 6 (3) (a)-(d) above; and
(b)
48 credit points of units as specified for years 2 and 3 from the Units of Study Table for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing which shall take the place of the compulsory minor specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts.
(5)
Requirements for the Master of Nursing:
To qualify for the award of the Master of Nursing, a candidate must complete 96 credit points as specified in the Units of Study Table for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing of which 48 credit points are completed in years 2 and 3 of the degree.
8.
Majors and Programs
(1)
Completion of a major from Table A is a requirement for this combined degree.
9.
Progression rules
(1)
Candidates are required to successfully complete 48 credit points of 1000-level units in the first year (or part time equivalent) with a weighted average mark of at least 65 including credit granted from previous study to remain in the combined degree program and commence Master of Nursing units of study. Candidates who do not achieve this mark may not continue in the program; however, they may elect to transfer to the single Bachelor of Arts degree.
(2)
Candidates may not commence Master of Nursing units of study until satisfactorily completing 48 credits points in the Bachelor of Arts component as specified in clause 7 (4). The Bachelor of Arts as specified in clause 7 (3) component must be completed before commencing 6000-level Master of Nursing units in in the fourth and final year (or part-time equivalent) of the combined degree.
(3)
All candidates must successfully complete all Year One Master of Nursing (5000 level) units of study before progressing to Year Two (6000 level) Master of Nursing units of study.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances a candidate may be allowed to progress to the next stage with approval by the Dean of the University of Sydney Nursing School.
(5)
Except with the permission of the relevant major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass all 1000-level units of study within a major, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that major or minor, or else undertake those 1000-level units concurrently with the 2000-level units. Except with the permission of the relevant major coordinator, candidates must pass all 2000-level units of study within a major, before proceeding to 3000-level units, or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(6)
Candidates in the Dalyell Stream must achieve a weighted average mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a weighted average mark at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(7)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a major or minor within the Bachelor of Arts.

10 Requirements for the award with Honours

(1)
Honours in an area of study within the Bachelor of Arts is available to meritorious candidates by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component after completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing combined degree
(2)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major or equivalent shall be deemed to have been met by completion of the 48 credit points of units of study from the Units of Study table for the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing specified in clause 6 (3) (e).
11.
Award of the degree
(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded at pass level. Honours in Arts is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Arts with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree at pass level for which they fulfil requirements.
(4)
The Master of Nursing is awarded at the Pass level only.
12.
Time limits
(1)
A full time candidate must complete all the requirements for the combined pass degree within six calendar years of first enrolment, including periods of suspension.
(2)
A part time candidate must complete all the requirements for the combined pass degree within eight calendar years of first enrolment, including periods of suspension.
13.
Course transfer
(1)
A candidate may abandon the combined degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. 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.
14.
Credit for previous study
(1)
Credit awarded for previous study at another institution will not exceed 24 credit points and credit awarded for previous study at the University of Sydney will not exceed 96 credit points. Credit will not be awarded for clinical nursing units.
(2)
Credit for nursing units of study will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than five years at the time of first enrolment.
15.
Transitional provisions
(1)
Credit for nursing units of study will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than five years at the time of first enrolment.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 3000 level units in the Bachelor of Arts prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year. Where a student in the Bachelor of Arts proceeding under these resolutions applies for and is granted credit and wishes to complete the degree before 1 January 2020, the student will be offered the opportunity to complete the combined degree in a sequence that matches the availability of units in line with these resolutions.
(3)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2027.