Course details

CRICOS course code: 080229E

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Pursue a stimulating and diverse career as a healthcare professional with a Bachelor of Nursing from Victoria University.

Studying nursing at VU will equip you with a broad set of skills to work as a general or mental health nurse. This course will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities in healthcare.

VU’s Bachelor of Nursing will ensure that you have sound scientific knowledge and skills, as well as hands-on experience. You'll participate in simulation learning using modern technology, practising your skills in a safe environment before you work with real patients.

Your practical experience alongside expert clinicians and nurses will have you ready to register and work as a Division 1 Registered Nurse. You'll join a cohort of VU graduates known for their extensive practical experience.

If you have great communication skills, show initiative, and are patient and tactful when dealing with people from all backgrounds and cultures, nursing could be the career for you.

Careers in nursing

Nursing is a diverse and flexible career choice. You’ll be equipped to work in metropolitan, regional and rural health agencies. The number of job openings for registered nurses is expected to be high in the next five years

VU Bachelor of Nursing graduates are employed at a variety of organisations such as Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Nurses can work in areas such as:

  • general practice
  • acute care
  • paediatric care
  • rehabilitation
  • aged care
  • mental health
  • residential care
  • emergency
  • research
  • health education.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Nursing students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 276 credit points of Core studies, and;
  • 12 credit points of Elective studies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. meet currently accepted standards of nursing practice as determined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) National Competencies for the Registered Nurse;

2. provide culturally sensitive nursing care to the diverse Australian community;

3. provide quality nursing care in a range of healthcare settings and contexts;

4. use an evidence based approach in providing nursing care;

5. apply a health promotion and educational focus to their work;

6. undertake a team based, multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to care;

7. have well-developed clinical decision-making and reflective practice knowledge and skills; and

8. adopt a lifelong approach to learning.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,200 Per Year
Read more15,600 per semester
21 Feb 2022 3 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English (or equivalent). AND: Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics. OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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