SSS016 Transition to Nursing Studies (4)


This subject has been developed to promote a positive transition to the university learning environment for students undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing. The fundamental aim of the subject is to prepare prospective nursing students for the academic requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing, and the implications and significance of beginning university studies. Further, it aims to provide a framework through which the prospective students can secure access to needed resources within their local communities before they commence the Bachelor of Nursing. The focus is on students' acquiring foundational knowledge and applied skills necessary for academic success, including time management, academic literacy and numeracy, basic computer literacy, independent learning and test-taking skills.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS016
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • develop insights into their own learning needs;
  • identify the resources required to undertake university studies;
  • be familiar with the support structures that are available within the university, the workplace and the local community to support their studies;
  • know how to access resources available to support their studies;
  • be cognisant of the nature of university learning:
  • develop an understanding of their preferred learning styles;
  • plan their study time according to their own priorities and deadlines;
  • be familiar with successful reading strategies;
  • follow the structures and conventions of academic writing;
  • demonstrate the application of basic numeracy in nursing;
  • be able to navigate the CSU online learning environment; and
  • develop examination preparation techniques.


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Introduction to university learning * Identifying and accessing learning support * Effective time management * Fundamentals of academic reading and note taking * Essential academic writing skills and knowledge * Essential computer literacy * Mathematics for Nurses * Preparing for and performing in examinations


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.