Bachelor of Nursing at University of Wollongong, Australia

The nursing bachelor's degree provides both professional and academic preparation for a career in nursing. The treatment of individuals with acute, chronic, and complex medical conditions is one of the key tasks of registered nurses, who play an important part in the healthcare system. Registered nurses are crucial to the efficient treatment of patients, families, communities, and populations.

Description

A nursing bachelor's degree provides both professional and academic preparation for a career in nursing. The treatment of individuals with acute, chronic, and complex medical conditions is one of the key tasks of registered nurses, who play an important part in the healthcare system.


Registered nurses are crucial to the efficient treatment of patients, families, communities, and populations. Also, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice in current simulation-assisted learning environments before participating in work experience. As part of the course, you will spend 21 weeks working in hospitals, elders housing, and community facilities. 


This will immerse you in the nursing field and allow you to put what you have learned through simulated tutorials into practice while caring for individuals. Also here, you will evaluate and apply concepts from nursing theory and research to your professional practice.


Additionally, you will learn skills that will enable you to handle clients in more complex ways and develop a better understanding of how cultural, social, economic, legal, and ethical forces have affected the development of the nursing profession.

What you will study

Program Structure

The bachelor's degree in nursing requires successful completion of 144 credit points.


  • approximately three years of full- or part-time education. The first year of the course concentrates on the foundations of nursing care.


  • In the second year, students learn about the basics of episodic care.


  • In the third year, complex and chronic care are the focus. Elderly care, community nursing, mental health nursing, medical and surgical nursing, among other areas, all have clinical settings.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to deliver nursing care that is both safe and effective as well as culturally appropriate.


  1. Analyze critically the relevant theories and frameworks that inform contemporary nursing.


  1. possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to function effectively as a nursing leader, educator, and researcher.


  1. Assess, organize, deliver, and evaluate person-centered and family-focused care using the Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) model of living/model for nursing.


  1. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills at work.


  1. Perform well as a member of a multidisciplinary medical team.


  1. Display initiative and sound judgment while abiding by the rules of law, ethics, and professionalism.


  1. Establish a therapeutic alliance while keeping in mind the obligations of your job.


  1. Reflexive nursing is a skill that can help you grow professionally and personally.

Career Opportunities

  • Acute Care Nurse

  • Burn Unit Nurse

  • Camp Nurse

  • Certified Nurse Assistant

  • Community Nurse

  • Critical Care Nurse

  • Cruise Ship Nurse

  • Dermatology Nurse Practitioner and more. 

Admission Requirements

The University can only accept a limited number of applicants into consideration for admission due to the course's limited enrolment. For consideration, students must fulfill the underlying requirements listed below:


  • Lowest ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Equivalent at the state level (such as Queensland OP or Victoria ENTER)

  • Results in a degree earned abroad that is equivalent to an Australian year 12

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 7.5

  • TOEFL - 94

  • PTE - 65

Tuition Fee

  • Commonwealth Supported Place


In 2022, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for all of UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees*. This means that the Australian government will pay up to 75% of your tuition fees. 


You must meet the following conditions to be eligible for this fee subsidy: Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent holder of an Australian Humanitarian visa

$91,296 per course
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), PTE, CAE, CPE
  • Scholarship
    30% tuition fee waiver