Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery.


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

3/95.25 - BNursing/Midwifery(SEQClinical
3/95.25 - BNursing/Midwifery(MaterClinic

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

728202 - BNursing/Midwifery(SEQClinical
728202 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

728602 - BNursing/Midwifery(MaterClinic
728602 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

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

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery.


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery:


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 062637E

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery?

Nursing and midwifery are exciting, diverse and rewarding careers where you can make a true difference in people┬┐s lives. This program takes a problem solving approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical practice in major teaching hospitals.

Combining the stand alone Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery degrees, this program provides students with specific knowledge across parallel skill areas.

What you can study

In the first 3 years of the program lectures and problem-based tutorials 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 providing them with exposure to an area of specialty midwifery and nursing practice and the opportunity to consolidate and refine their skills in order to meet national competency standards for nurses and midwives and facilitate a smooth transition to graduate practice.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake over 1,800 hours^ of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisation. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

^ included in these hours are a number of "follow throughs" that are completed over the duration of the program; this involves accompanying a woman through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

Students will commence their clinical placements in week five of the program. Over the first three years of the program students will normally complete 15x 8-hour shifts per semester and in the final year students will complete extended full time clinical placements in Nursing and Midwifery.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
3/95.25 - BNursing/Midwifery(SEQClinical
3/95.25 - BNursing/Midwifery(MaterClinic

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
728202 - BNursing/Midwifery(SEQClinical
728602 - BNursing/Midwifery(MaterClinic

Prerequisites

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

Additional application information

Entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the OP1/rank 99 cut-off are offered a place; finer discrimination within the qualification may be used.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, including Hepatitis B.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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 Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, including Hepatitis B.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 062637E

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • 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)
  • Police check for criminal history ($45)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery

Careers

As a registered nurse and midwife you can work in a variety of healthcare settings including:

  • public, private or community healthcare
  • clinical practice (metropolitan and rural)
  • maternity and neo-natal care
  • academia/clinical teaching or research
  • health research
  • health service management
  • defence forces
  • Australian and international aid organisations.
  • paediatrics and child health.

The dual qualification provides the opportunity to work as both a nurse and a midwife either independently or in tandem.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian College of Midwives
  • Australian College of Nursing

Accreditation body

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

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 Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery

To complete the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course lists 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 #64 comprising -

  • #8 from the combined first semester core courses
  • #32 from the BMid course list and
  • #24 from the BN course list
Refer to the BN/BMid program rules for further information.

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery:

Program Rules for the Bachelors of Nursing/ Midwifery