Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Clinical Schools

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

9/82 - B Nursing
8/84 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

QTAC Code(s)

728002 - B Nursing
728002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

728502 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)
728502 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physics.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 6044

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1165

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

Clinical Schools

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 050456J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Nursing?

This program is a 3 year degree delivered internally, full-time, with an accelerated option to complete in 2.5 years. This program is specifically designed to develop graduate nurses who will: direct their own learning and apply clinical reasoning skills in their nursing practice; be able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care; provide high quality care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the ANMC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse and possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities expected of a University of Queensland graduate.

What you can study

The program has been designed using international 'best practice' standards in Nursing education, and is underpinned by an innovative, problem based learning curriculum model which has been informed by international best practice and industry experts and responds to current national and global population health challenges. In the first 2 years of the program lectures and problem-based learning are incorporated with clinical experiences in selected partner teaching hospitals and health districts. In the final year of the program, students undertake extensive preceptored clinical placement.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Placement courses

It is a requirement Students hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate (including a CPR component) before commencing program. Students are required to comply with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Guidelines and provide serological evidence of their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV).Students will also be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record check (Police Check) prior to clinical placement. For further information on these requirements contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Students are required to complete 1080 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program. Students will be rostered to attend clinical placement on either morning (approximately 7 am - 3pm) or afternoon shifts (approximately 2pm - 11pm) for 12-15 shifts of 8 hours duration, depending upon your clinical site. In the final year of the program students will also be required to attend night duty shifts (approximately 11 pm- 7am).

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Nursing

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
9/82 - B Nursing
8/84 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

QTAC Code(s)
728002 - B Nursing
728502 - B Nursing(Mater Clinical Schl)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

Clinical placements commence in the first few weeks in first year. Students are 'buddied' with registered nurses for clinical learning throughout the program.

For the final year of the program, students are required to undertake extensive clinical practice. This may preclude students from undertaking outside employment during the final two semesters.

Overseas educated professional nurses who have successfully completed a tertiary nursing program of at least three years duration, who have recent relevant clinical experience and who meet requirements for English language proficiency will be granted up to two years of credit. In order to upgrade their qualification to degree level and to become eligible for registration as a nurse in Australia, these nurses will be required to complete one year of study to qualify for graduation from the Bachelor of Nursing program. For further details, refer School of Nursing and Midwifery web page.

Students seeking accommodation may wish to consider living in one of the colleges at St Lucia as a shuttle bus to Ipswich campus is available.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 050456J

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 6044

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Nursing

Careers

Registered nurses work in a variety of public or private health care settings, academia/teaching, research, aid organizations, the defence forces and/or a combination of these areas. Some of the career pathways/specialties available to graduates are:

  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Aged care
  • Cardiac nursing
  • Community nursing
  • Critical care
  • Day surgery nursing
  • Drug and alcohol nursing
  • Domiciliary nursing
  • Emergency care
  • Indigenous health
  • Infectious disease
  • Mental health nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal nursing
  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Nurse academic
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics and child health
  • Perioperative
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rural and remote area
  • School based youth health nursing
  • Sexual health nursing
  • Transplant nursing

To find out more about where a career in Nursing can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Royal College of Nursing Australia

Accreditation body

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing

To complete the Bachelor of Nursing, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from Part A of the BN List. Refer to the BN rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Nursing