Course summary

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

You will have opportunities to apply theory to practice in modern simulated supported learning environments, prior to undertaking workplace experience. During the course you will attend 21 weeks of workplace experience in hospitals, aged care, and community facilities. This will immerse you in the field of nursing where you will care for people, putting into practice what you have learned in simulated tutorials. 

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

UOW nursing graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects with 93.1% in full-time employment within four months of graduating compared to the national average of 80.1%. Source: QILT

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

394

ATAR-SR

70

IB Score

26

Duration

3 years full-time or negotiated part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

098260C

UAC Code

757101

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.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Prospective students who are Registered Nurses, holding a certificate or diploma should refer to the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) course for details.

Domestic students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) are eligible to apply for the UOW Bachelor of Nursing via UAC. If admission is approved, students may be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing. Entry into the second year is not guaranteed as spaces are limited. Students who are awarded entry into second year must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a two day Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor commencement.

International students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) are eligible to apply to UOW for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing. Applications will be subject to UOW entry requirements including Faculty assessment. If admission is approved, applicants may be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing. Entry into second year is not guaranteed as spaces are limited. Students who are awarded entry into second year must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a three day UOW Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor of Nursing commencement.

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

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 need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

In addition to these criteria, nursing degrees also have inherent requirements that must be met.


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

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

94

24

27

24

23

PTE Academic

65

65

65

65

65

Before you can start studying to become a registered nurse, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council requires you to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency. To be eligible for an offer you must declare one of the following:

  1. You will have completed six years of schooling - including at least two years of secondary school - in English in one of the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom. OR
  2. You have undertaken/will undertake an English language proficiency test accepted for entry to this course preference in ONE sitting and within two years before the course start date (minimum test results as outlined under English Language requirements).

UOW College: English for Nursing Studies is designed to prepare international students for academic study in nursing and to undertake an IELTS exam in order to meet the English language entry conditions of diploma and bachelor level nursing studies.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Prospective students who are Registered Nurses, holding a certificate or diploma should refer to the Bachelor of Nursing (Conversion) course for details.

Domestic students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) are eligible to apply for the UOW Bachelor of Nursing via UAC. If admission is approved, students may be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing. Entry into the second year is not guaranteed as spaces are limited. Students who are awarded entry into second year must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a two day Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor commencement.

International students
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) are eligible to apply to UOW for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing. Applications will be subject to UOW entry requirements including Faculty assessment. If admission is approved, applicants may be awarded 48 credit points towards the Bachelor of Nursing. Entry into second year is not guaranteed as spaces are limited. Students who are awarded entry into second year must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and successfully complete a three day UOW Bachelor of Nursing Orientation Program prior to Bachelor of Nursing commencement.

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

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,216 (2021)

$91,296 (2021)

South Western Sydney

On Campus

$15,216 (2021)

$91,296 (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

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

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

NB: The Bachelor of Nursing, year 2 and year 3, works on an extended academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid-December.

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021* (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

Enrolled Nurses looking to apply for 2nd year entry into the Bachelor of Nursing need to provide NMBA registration number and documentation supporting successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115. Please submit this documentation to SMAH-students@uow.edu.au by 14 January 2021.

*Nursing is a competitive program with limited places available at each campus. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. If places are full, a place may be offered at an alternative campus if it is available.

2021 Autumn

Southern Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

NB: The Bachelor of Nursing, year 2 and year 3, works on an extended academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid-December.

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021* (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

Enrolled Nurses looking to apply for 2nd year entry into the Bachelor of Nursing need to provide NMBA registration number and documentation supporting successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115. Please submit this documentation to SMAH-students@uow.edu.au by 14 January 2021.

*Nursing is a competitive program with limited places available at each campus. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. If places are full, a place may be offered at an alternative campus if it is available.

2021 Autumn

South Western Sydney

Orientation: 16-17 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

NB: The Bachelor of Nursing, year 2 and year 3, works on an extended academic year, generally commencing in late January, and concluding early/mid-December.

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

Enrolled Nurses looking to apply for 2nd year entry into the Bachelor of Nursing need to provide NMBA registration number and documentation supporting successful completion of the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115. Please submit this documentation to SMAH-students@uow.edu.au by 14 January 2021.

*Nursing is a competitive program with limited places available at each campus. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. If places are full, a place may be offered at an alternative campus if it is available.

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 Apply broad and coherent theoretical knowledge to provide safe, high quality nursing practice that is person-centred and based on the best available evidence.
2 Exercise critical thinking and judgement to systematically assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing practice.
3 Use reflection to critically evaluate and develop nursing practice.
4 Lead practice that is collaborative and promotes effective therapeutic and professional relationships.
5 Share values that foster a culture of respect for all people, practicing ethically and promoting nursing as a profession.
6 Use the best available evidence to make decisions and provide safe, quality nursing care and as a platform for continued lifelong learning.
7 Communicate in an effective, respectful and collaborative way with individuals and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Nursing, a candidate must successfully complete at least 144 credit points in accordance with the table below.

In order to attend workplace experience, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Disease. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to attend workplace experience and therefore will not be able to continue in the Bachelor of Nursing. For further information on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases please visit Student Clearances for Clinical Placements - NSW Department of Health.

Inherent requirements ensure the integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students. For more information on the Inherent Requirements of our Nursing programs, please see the Inherent Requirements webpage.

NOTE: That 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.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
1st Year
Autumn
SNUG101 Fundamentals of Nursing 6 Autumn
SNUG102 Nursing as a Profession 6 Autumn
SNUG103 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses 6 Autumn
SNUG104 Workplace Experience 1 6 Autumn
Spring
SNUG105 Person and Family Centred Care 6 Spring
SNUG106 Nursing care for Older People 6 Spring
SNUG107 Primary Health Care 6 Spring
SNUG108 Workplace Experience 2 6 Spring
2nd Year
Autumn
SNUG201 Acute Care Nursing 6 Autumn
SNUG202 Evidence Based Practice 6 Autumn
SNUG203 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurses 6 Autumn
SNUG204 Workplace experience 3 6 Autumn
Spring
SNUG205 Continuing Care 6 Spring
SNUG206 Mental Health - Psychiatric Nursing Care 6 Spring
SNUG207 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 6 Spring
SNUG208 Workplace Experience 4 6 Spring
3rd Year
Autumn
SNUG301 Managing Deterioration 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG302 Leadership in Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG303 Clinical Excellence 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG304 Workplace experience 5 6 Not available in 2020
Spring
SNUG306 Being a Professional 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG307 Capstone 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG308 Workplace Experience 6 6 Not available in 2020
PLUS, one of the following subjects;
SNUG305 Cancer Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG309 Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing Practice 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG310 Critical Care Nursing 6 Not available in 2020
SNUG311 Paediatric Nursing 6 Not available in 2020

A part time pathway can be negotiated with the Bachelor of Nursing Academic Program Director. 

Candidates should note that pre- and co-requisites apply to many subjects in the course. Satisfactory completion of all Year 2 nursing theory and practice subjects is a pre-requisite to enrolment in Year 3 nursing theory and practice subjects. The reason for these prescriptions is that the School of Nursing has a legal responsibility to ensure that candidates meet nursing theory and practice requirements at each level of the course.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components 

This course contains a total of 840 hours over 21 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Honours

An Honours degree program is available for eligible students. For further information refer to the separate entry for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Upon completion of the degree, you may be eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Registration with NMBA will require you to be a native English speaker, or achieve an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in all four test categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Results must have been obtained no more than 2 years prior to applying for registration. Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website for further information.

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 in-depth knowledge, and skills. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that assists you to seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into our learning and teaching activities 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. Our professional nursing degrees are accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Agency.