Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

includes:

Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) BNurs-GradDipClinPrac(Paramedic)

Availability

Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) (4413NP)

On Campus - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Full-time: 4 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Nursing

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent), with an ATAR of at least 70, inclusive of any eligible adjustment factors.
OR
Prior university study i.e. successful completion of two or more university level subjects (AQF Associate Degree level or higher), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Diploma studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University - or equivalent
OR
Partial completion of an AQF Diploma, of at least 50%, studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University - or equivalent.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate IV studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University - or equivalent
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate from an Australian university (or equivalent), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Overall Grade Average or Score achieved.
OR
A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV undertaken from 2008 in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
OR
A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV undertaken prior to 2008 in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
OR
A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
OR
A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Advanced Certificate in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
OR
A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Advanced Diploma in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
OR
A completed Hospital Certificate in Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing (or equivalent) and AHPRA registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
AND
Was born in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA or South Africa and have completed at least one qualification  taught and assessed in English in one of these countries.
OR
Have successful secondary or tertiary studies of no less than 5 years full time equivalent in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA or South Africa and have completed at least one qualification taught and assessed in English in one of these countries.
OR
An Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below 7 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent (see CSU ELP Concordance Tables).

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

For entry to this course students must hold a bachelors degree in nursing (or equivalent) and be registered to practice. Some experience in the emergency health field is recommended. Intending students should also be aware that in order to undertake the practicum subjects they will be required to comply with the risk management policies and procedures of the host ambulance authority.

Students must be able to attend a 5 day residential school associated with the subject CLS412 Introduction to Internship.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students who have previously completed part or all of a tertiary course may be eligible for credit, as per CSU Credit Regulations.
The following credit packages apply for Enrolled Division 2 Nurses entering the Bachelor of Nursing.

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Diploma of Nursing NSW TAFE Course No 4393 Diploma of Nursing Course Nos. HLT51607 and HLT51612
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Certificate IV (2008 and beyond): Course No. 3262
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228 + Medication Endorsement
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Course Structure

To complete this combined course and graduate with the Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) students must successfully complete 256 points from a combination of eight and sixteen point subjects.

Students can transfer and exit after completion of 192 points with the Bachelor of Nursing as outlined in the Bachelor of Nursing enrolment pattern.

Bachelor of Nursing

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
NRS221 Life-Stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
NRS311 Life-Stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Key subjects

BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)

Students will graduate with the Bachelor of Nursing.

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

The course will consist of 64 credits points consisting of:
APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies
CLS411 Paramedic Internship
CLS412 Introduction To Internship **
CLS410 Major Incident Management
PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics
PHC404 Paramedic Systems
PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

Internships must be completed in an approved out-of-hospital setting such as a statutory ambulance authority. Students undertaking the internships must satisfy the risk assessment requirements of the relevant ambulance authority.
** This subject has a 5 day residential school.

Enrolment Pattern

FULL-TIME (this course is available at the Bathurst campus to full-time students only)
Session 1

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse TAFE NSW Diploma of Nursing HLT51607 or HLT51612
Session 1

BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)

Session 2
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 3
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 4
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW 2008 and beyond.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW prior to 2008.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

CLS411 Paramedic Internship
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
CLS412 Introduction To Internship
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited through the ANMAC and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

The Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) has received full accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc. (CAA). This accreditation is equivalent to the CAA accreditation of an undergraduate course and qualifies graduates for entry level practice as a paramedic. Students are also encouraged to check the qualification requirements for paramedicine practice in each state as the requirements stated by the various state ambulance services may vary.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

Back