Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion)

Course summary

This one-year degree provides Australian registered nurses and International students with the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications to a Bachelor's degree level. Please note that this degree does not lead to eligibility to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia.

Nurses play an important role in the healthcare system and are involved in a range of care activities that are designed to provide care for people with acute, chronic and complex health conditions. Nurses are integral in the treatment of individuals, families, communities and populations.

There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care and Social Assistance and with this brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. Health care has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth from 2017 to 2022. Source: Employment Projections

This degree

During this degree you will evaluate and apply concepts drawn from nursing theory and research to professional practice. You will develop an increased awareness of the effects of cultural, social, economic, legal and ethical influences on the development of the nursing profession and increased knowledge that will enable you to accept responsibility for more complex client management.

What you will study

You will study the core subjects of Promoting Clinical Excellence, Evidence Appreciation and Application in Health Care Practice, Leadership in Health Care Practice, and Community Development Nursing: Theory and Practice. In addition to these core subjects you will have the flexibility to choose elective subjects from a range of subjects on offer, including Family Centred Nursing, Therapeutic Use of Self, Contemporary Research in Practice, Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice, Therapeutics in Nursing, Challenges of Ageing and Practice Development, and Person Centred Nursing.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

355

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

085515C

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be Registered Nurses, eligible for registration in New South Wales or their home country, and have obtained their initial qualification after 1972.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Certificated Registered Nurses:
Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points may be approved for candidates with post-certificate qualifications and experience. Academic advice is required.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be Registered Nurses, eligible for registration in New South Wales or their home country, and have obtained their initial qualification after 1972.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Certificated Registered Nurses:
Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points may be approved for candidates with post-certificate qualifications and experience. Academic advice is required.

RECORD CHECK

 The NSW Health Department requires all students undertaking clinical placements at NSW Health hospitals and facilities to:

  • undergo a national criminal record check; and
  • comply with NSW Health's immunisation requirements

prior to employment or placement in any capacity in the NSW health system.

This criminal record clearance will be conducted by the NSW Police and/or the Australian Federal Police. Students are required to arrange for this check to be undertaken following enrolment, and the cost of the check will be their responsibility.

In addition, overseas’ students must also provide a Police Certificate from their home country/any country they have resided in, or a signed Statutory Declaration with no convictions/pending charges.

Students should consult the information on Criminal Records Checks, Prohibited Employment Declaration and Infectious Diseases in the Additional Information section.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,880 (2020)

$29,760 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,880 (2021)

$29,760 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: 30 June 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective nursing care for individuals, families and communities.
2 Employ knowledge and skills in the application of leadership in the provision of person-centred, culturally appropriate practice.
3 Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with improvements in practice

Course Structure 

Students are expected to complete one of the following programs of study based on their previous qualification, the extent of professional experience, study load and session commencement date. The program of study will be chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

Registered Nurses who hold a Certificate of Nursing (or equivalent)

Registered nurses with a Certificate of Nursing, or equivalent, are required to satisfactorily complete subjects with a value of at least 48 credit points, of which at least 24 credit points shall be from 300-level subjects.

NOTE: That the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion), equivalent to the Bachelor of Nursing Year 2 and Year 3, work on an extended Academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid December

 

Registered Nurses who hold a Diploma of Nursing (or equivalent)

Registered nurses with a Diploma of Nursing, or equivalent, are required to satisfactorily complete subjects with a value of at least 24 credit points. Recognition of 24 credit points of prior learning are granted.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Autumn Year 1
SNUG202Evidence Based Practice6Autumn
NMIH317Promoting Clinical Excellence6Autumn
NMIH303Therapeutic Use of Self6Autumn
One x 6 Credit point elective selected from the School of Nursing at level 200 or above
Spring Year 1
SNUG207Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health6Spring
NMIH307Leadership in Health Care Practice6Spring
SMAH918Emotional Intelligence for Leaders6Spring
One x 6 Credit point elective selected from the School of Nursing at level 200 or above. International student must NOT select an Online elective
If commencing in spring 2020 the following subjects will be taken in AUTUMN 2021
SNUG202Evidence Based Practice6Autumn
SNUG302Leadership in Nursing6Not available in 2020
SNUG303Clinical Excellence6Not available in 2020
SMAH916Health Care Systems6Autumn, Spring


 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. With this, brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. Source: Employment Projections

Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into all our learning and teaching to ensure that you graduate equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world.

Our courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Our professional nursing degrees are accredited by industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and highly sought after when you graduate.