Bachelor of Nursing

includes:

Bachelor of Nursing

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Nursing BNurs

Availability

Bachelor of Nursing (4415NS)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Dubbo
On Campus - Port Macquarie
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Bathurst

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

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Nursing

Full-time: 3.0 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

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent), with an ATAR of at least 65, inclusive of any eligible adjustment factors.
OR
Successful completion of a minimum of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the overall 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 III 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 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).

Please note: The online Session 2 intake is restricted to those who hold a Diploma of Nursing qualification and are registered as an enrolled nurse (division 2). If you have completed other university studies, you are invited to make application, and we will assess your eligibility for entry in Session 2.

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 192 points.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Nursing course is of 192 points duration, comprising the following 8 and 16 point subjects:

Core subjects

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)

Enrolment Pattern

FULL-TIME STUDENTS
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

Enrolled Nurse Diploma of Nursing HLT51607 and HLT51612
Session 2 (Mid Year intake only)
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 3
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Session 4
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
Session 5
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 6
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Enrolled 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

Enrolled 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

Enrolled Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW prior to 2008 + Medication Endorsement
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 5
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
Session 6
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
Session 7
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 8
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice
Session 9
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
Session 10
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 points)

PART-TIME STUDENTS
Session 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
Session 2
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
Session 3
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
Session 4
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
Session 5
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Session 6
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
Session 7
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
Session 8
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Care (16 point)
Session 9
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
Session 10
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice
Session 11
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
Session 12
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)

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

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
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

This course is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education. The course was accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) in November 2014 for a five year period and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Charles Sturt University is current seeking accreditation with ANMAC for the Port Macquarie campus.

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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.

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