BP032 - Bachelor of Nursing

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Plan: BP032P04 - Bachelor of Nursing
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

RMIT Discipline of Nursing offers a rich and diverse learning experience for the student across the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing Program.  The learning milieu is an adult learning model based on the Boyer model of scholarship and learning. You are provided with face to face, on campus instruction in large groups and small group laboratory learning experiences and simulation activities. Tutorials are offered across the year level to draw together diverse concepts using a patient focused approach. Clinical Skill acquisition is undertaken in a simulated laboratory learning environment and this is further reinforced in supervised work integrated learning experiences across five of the six semesters. Learning opportunities are supported by web based learning activities.

Assessment activities vary across the 24 courses offered. Assessment is undertaken across the semester and includes written assignments, on line discussion, examination and clinical skill assessments.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

This program provides a range of opportunities to deliver nursing care in a wide variety of settings including clinical and community settings.

  • You will undertake "rehearsal" for your clinical practice experience in the Simulated Laboratory Learning environment across the three years of the program.  
  • Work with your professional nursing colleagues in the clinical health care setting providing supervised delivery of care to patients during all five of the Professional Experience Practice (PEP) courses (NURS2092 PEP 1, NURS1150 PEP 2, NURS1151 PEP 3, NURS1152 PEP 4 and NURS1153 PEP 5).  You will receive feedback from your supervisor and others during this time. These placements will provide you with experience in a range of practice settings necessary to equip you to practise in the workforce following completion of the program.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each Semester

 

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Year One of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Nursing Studies12NURS2193Bundoora Campus
Principles and Practice of Nursing 112NURS1125Bundoora Campus
Therapeutics for Nursing 1 (Nursing Concepts)12ONPS2649Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences12BIOL2480Bundoora Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Principles and Practice of Nursing 212NURS1127Bundoora Campus
Essentials of Health Care Practice12PHAR1017Bundoora Campus
Systems Physiology12BIOL2483Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience Practice 112NURS2092Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Medical and Surgical Nursing 112NURS2100Bundoora Campus
Therapeutics for Nursing 2 (Systems Pharmacology)12ONPS2648Bundoora Campus
Mental Health Nursing and Human Development12NURS2097Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience Practice 212NURS1150Bundoora Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Law and Ethics12NURS1101Bundoora Campus
Medical and Surgical Nursing 212NURS2096Bundoora Campus
Indigenous Health12PUBH1402Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience Practice 312NURS1151Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Experience Practice 412NURS1152Bundoora Campus
Preparation for Practice and Leadership12NURS2155Bundoora Campus
Complex Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery12NURS2098Bundoora Campus
Complex Nursing Care12NURS1131Bundoora Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Using Research in Nursing12NURS1102Bundoora Campus
Primary and Community Health12NURS1140Bundoora Campus
Professional Experience Practice 512NURS1153Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Paediatric Nursing12NURS2099Bundoora Campus
Dual Diagnosis Co-morbidity and Society12NURS2172Bundoora Campus
Palliative Care12NURS1137Bundoora Campus
Health and Physical Assessment12NURS2112Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Speciality Nursing12NURS2164Bundoora Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Effective from 2019, an amended program for the BP032 Bachelor of Nursing will commence.

The Transition Scheme at the end outlines how different intake years are affected by this program amendment.  If you intend to take a Leave of Absence or fail an affected course, it is strongly recommended that you meet with the Discipline Leader to map the remainder of your studies in the amended program. Please note that you will retain full credit for all courses that you have completed to date.

The following table details which courses are affected and shows the equivalent new course, new course title or relocation.

Year/SemCurrent courseYear/SemNew/amended course
Y1/S1NURS1125 Foundations of Nursing PracticeY1/S1NURS1125 Principles and Practices of Nursing 1
Y1/S1NURS2149 Nursing Practice and Lifespan DevelopmentY1/S1ONPS2649 Therapeutics for Nursing 1 (Nursing Concepts)
Y1/S1BIOL2062 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 1Y1/S1BIOL2480 Introduction to Human Biosciences
Y1/S2NURS1127 Altered States of HealthY1/S2NURS1127 Principles and Practices of Nursing 2
Y1/S2BIOL1215 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 2Y1/S2BIOL2483 Systems Physiology
Y2/S1NURS2100 Acute Care 1Y2/S1NURS2100 Medical and Surgical Nursing 1
Y2/S1ONPS2414 Therapeutics for Nursing PracticeY2/S1ONPS2648 Therapeutics for Nursing 2 (Systems Pharmacology)
Y2/S1NURS2097 Mental Health NursingY2/S1NURS2097 Mental Health Nursing and Human Development
Y2/S2NURS2096 Acute Care Nursing 2Y2/S2NURS2096 Medical and Surgical Nursing 2
Y3/S1NURS2098 Complex Mental Health and RecoveryY3/S1NURS2098 Complex Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery
Y3/S2NURS1102 Using Research in NursingY3/S2NURS1102 Health Care Informatics and Research Critique
Y3/S2NURS1140 Primary and Community HealthY3/S2NURS1140 Transcultural, Primary and Community Health

 

A Program Transition scheme follows identifying how the different intake years are affected.

2017 February intakeCourses2018 February intakeCourses2019 February intakeCourses
Year 1 Semester 1

OLD BP032

NURS2193 Introduction to Nursing Studies

NURS1125 Foundations of Nursing

BIOL2062 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 1

NURS2149 Nursing Practice and Lifespan Development 

Year 1 Semester 1

OLD BP032

NURS2193 Introduction to Nursing Studies

NURS1125 Foundations of Nursing

BIOL2062 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 1

NURS2149 Nursing Practice and Lifespan Development

Year 1 Semester 1

NEW BP032

NURS2193 Introduction to Nursing Studies

NURS1125 Principles and Practices of Nursing 1

BIOL2480 Introduction to Human Biosciences

ONPS2649 Therapeutics for Nursing 1 (Nursing Concepts)

Year 1 Semester 2

OLD BP032

NURS127 Altered States of Health

PHAR1017 Essentials of Health Care Practice

BIOL1215 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 2

NURS2092 Professional Experience Practice 1

Year 1 Semester 2

OLD BP032

NURS127 Altered States of Health

PHAR1017 Essentials of Health Care Practice

BIOL1215 Biomedical and Physical Sciences 2

NURS2092 Professional Experience Practice 1

Year 1 Semester 2

NEW BP032

NURS1127 Principles and Practices of Nursing 2

PHAR1017 Essentials of Health Care Practice

BIOL2483 Systems Physiology

NURS2092 Professional Experience Practice 1

Year 2 Semester 1 Year 2 Semester 1

OLD BP032

NURS211 Acute Care Nursing 1

NURS2097 Mental Health Nursing

NURS1159 Professional Experience Practice 2

ONPS2414 Therapeutics for Nursing Practice 

Year 2 Semester 1

OLD BP032

NURS211 Acute Care 1

NURS2097 Mental Health Nursing

NURS1159 Professional Experience Practice 2

ONPS2414 Therapeutics for Nursing Practice 

Year 2 Semester 2 Year 2 Semester 2

OLD BP032

NURS1101 Law and Ethics

NURS2096 Acute Care 2

PUBH1402 Indigenous Health

NURS1151 Professional Experience Practice 3

Year 2 Semester 2

OLD BP032

NURS1101 Law and Ethics

NURS2096 Acute Care 2

PUBH1402 Indigenous Health

NURS1151 Professional Experience Practice 3

Year 3 Semester 1 Year 3 Semester 1 Year 3 Semester 1

OLD BP032

NURS1131 Complex Nursing Care

NURS2098 Complex MH and Recovery

NURS2155 Preparation for Practice and Leadership

NURS1152 Professional Experience Practice 4

Year 3 Semester 2 Year 3 Semester 2 Year 3 Semester 2

OLD BP032

NURS1102 Using Research in Nursing

NURS1104 Primary and Community Health

NURS1153 Professional Experience Practice 5

+ ONE ELECTIVE

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