UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Nursing 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480750  3F/EqP 68.10 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480755  3F/EqP 72.95 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014
Port Macquarie CSP  480756  3F/EqP 66.40 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Assumed knowledge: Biology and/or Chemistry, General Mathematics and any two units of English. If you have not studied these subjects, you are strongly advised to undertake bridging course.

Major studies: Nursing. Minor studies: Human bioscience, mental health nursing, and aged care.

Practical experience: Includes laboratory simulation activities and 30 weeks of clinically based experience in a range of clinical facilities including medical-surgical, acute, mental health, community, and aged-care facilities. Public and private facilities within Hunter New England Area Health, Northern Sydney/Central Coast Area Health and North Coast Area Health provide these clinical learning opportunities. The University's Department of Rural Health at Tamworth also provide interdisciplinary rural-health placements.

Honours: Enrolment in honours is available to meritorious students on successful completion of the B Nursing.

Professional recognition: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation scheme administered by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Career opportunities: Examples include registered nurse in public and private healthcare facilities in areas such as medical, surgical, perioperative, mental health, aged care, palliative care, paediatric, accident and emergency, forensic, women's health, developmental disability and many others. Graduates can also take up a career as a commissioned officer in the armed services.

Additional information: The B Nursing program is offered through the Newcastle campus at Callaghan, the Central Coast campus at Ourimbah, and the Port Macquarie campus. The program is offered face-to-face in the first year of the program and thereafter it is delivered in a flexible mode which incorporates a combination of face-to-face lectures, online tutorials, face-to-face clinical laboratories and clinical placements.

Applicants should note that each location has a unique UAC code and those wishing to undertake the program need to include the UAC code for the location where they wish to study.

This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

The University will provide student details to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for the purpose of student registration.

Computer skills in word processing, email and web searching are also required.

The award of this program depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components.

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