Western Sydney University Online
Western Sydney University Online

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor Degree

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4 yrs

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  • Make a real difference in people's lives with the Bachelor of Nursing from Western Sydney University Online
  • Study & graduate from a university that’s ranked Number 1 for nursing in Australia (Centre for World University Rankings, 2017)
  • Accredited by the Australian Nurses and Midwives Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

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1 campus available

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4 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements

Academic or work experience

Next start date
4 yrs
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Education institution
Western Sydney University Online (RTO 90319)
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Course content

  • 401001.2 - Primary Health Care in Action
  • 401000.2 - Professional Practice Experience 1
  • 401205.1 - Professional Communication in Nursing
  • 401002.2 - Bioscience 1
  • 401005.2 - Human Relationships and Life Transitions
  • 401007.2 - Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice
  • 401004.2 - Professional Practice Experience 2
  • 401006.2 - Bioscience 2
  • 401206.1 - Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Health
  • 401208.1 - Research for Nursing and Midwifery
  • 401008.2 - Professional Practice Experience 3
  • 401207.1 - Health Variations 1 - Perioperative
  • 401013.2 - Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 1
  • 401209.1 - Health Variations 2: Chronic Illness and Disability
  • 401012.2 - Professional Practice Experience 4
  • 401210.1 - Health Variations 3 - Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions
  • 401017.2 - Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing 2
  • 401211.1 - Health Variations 4 - Acute Life Threatening Conditions
  • 401016.2 - Professional Practice Experience 5
  • 401212.1 - Health Variations 5 - Palliative and End of Life Care
  • 401213.1 - Clinical Leadership and Professional Relationships
  • 401021.3 - Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife
  • 401020.2 - Professional Practice Experience 6
  • Elective - 1 elective unit

Entry requirements

  • Certificate III/IV, in any field with work experience, OR
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study, OR
  • Work experience, in any industry (assessed on a case by case basis), OR
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR, OR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), OR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

What you’ll learn

  • Put theory into practice at state of the art simulated patient environments with placements in healthcare facilities and community settings
  • Explore the concepts of chronicity, disability, habilitation and rehabilitation in relation to chronic conditions, functional and intellectual disabilities and their implications for nursing practice
  • Deepen your understanding of bioscience terminology and get an introduction to concepts related to the function of the human body
  • Understand fundamental concepts and issues related to leadership in nursing and midwifery: contemporary, modern way sof leadership which contribution to nursing and midwifery standards, person- and woman centred practice, critical reflection and critical thinking

Work placement

You'll complete a Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) at an on-campus simulated health care facility, as well as five sets of clinical placements throughout the degree. Each placement will last between 3 and 5 weeks.

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Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this degree allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 2 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 - 10 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Depending on your study load, you can finish your degree in as little as 4 years.

Possible study loads

You can study full time or part time, and can adjust your study load each teaching period so you can fit study into your schedule around family, work, or other commitments.

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Supportive, interactive learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Western Sydney University Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Feedback and guidance from Student Advisors
  • Assignment support and online study groups

As a Western Sydney University Online student, you’ll study in small groups supported by expert Online Learning Coaches. Your Online Learning Coach will be able to assist you with your coursework, answer questions and provide assessment help.

In addition, a team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week with extended hours to provide you with technical support, essay writing and research advice.

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