2017 Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Nursing for Overseas Qualified Nurses | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nursing for Overseas Qualified Nurses

Abbreviation:

BNurse(OSQualNurse)

UOW Course Code:

1836

CRICOS Code:

068539C

Total Credit Points:

96

Duration:

2 years full-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong

Additional Information:

Course Finder

Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing (Overseas Qualified Nurses) degree has been designed for nurses who are educated and registered outside of Australia. The Bachelor of Nursing (Overseas Qualified Nurses) provides theoretical and professional practical education, on completion; graduates are eligible to apply to register as a nurse with the Nurses and Midwives Board Australia. The aims of the course are identical to the aims of the Bachelor of Nursing course.

As a condition of entry to the program, all applicants are required to attend a mandatory three-week orientation module commencing in early February and pass all assessment activities. Those who do not attend on commencement or do not pass the assessment will be offered a place in the three-year Bachelor of Nursing degree. Throughout the 2 year course, students will be required to attend 19 weeks off-campus workplace experience in a variety of settings and different area health services. Students can expect to travel up to 2 hours to attend their workplace experience.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Nursing for Overseas Qualified Nurses (BNOQN) will be able to:

  1. Evaluate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the provision of safe and effective quality and culturally appropriate nursing care.
  2. Critically evaluate relevant theories and frameworks that inform contemporary nursing.
  3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge, skills and behaviours commensurate with an effective nurse leader, educator and researcher.
  4. Assess, plan, deliver and evaluate person-centred and family focussed care, utilising the Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) model of living/model for nursing.
  5. Use clinical reasoning skills for effective clinical decisions.
  6. Employ effective professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  7. Work effectively within an interprofessional health care team.
  8. Demonstrate initiative and judgement within professional, ethical and legal frameworks.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to create a therapeutic relationship with acknowledgement of professional requirements.
  10. Engage in reflexive nursing practice contributing to personal and professional development. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Nursing for Overseas Qualified Nurses requires the successful completion of 96 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

In order to attend workplace experience, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Disease. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to attend workplace experience and therefore will not be able to continue in the Bachelor of Nursing for Overseas Qualified Nurses. For further information on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases please see visit Student Clearances for Clinical Placements - NSW Department of Health.

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students. For more information on the Inherent Requirements of our Nursing programs, please see the UOW Inherent Requirements website.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn
NMIH101 Effective Communication in Health Care Relationships 6 Autumn
NMIH102 Patterns of Knowing in Nursing 6 Autumn
NMIH201 Principles of Episodic Care 6 Autumn
NMIH202 Developing Nursing Practice 1 6 Autumn
Spring
NMIH205 Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice 6 Spring
NMIH206 Therapeutics in Nursing 6 Spring
NMIH207 Developing Nursing Practice 2 6 Spring
NMIH208 Mental Health Nursing 1 6 Spring
Year 2
Autumn
NMIH203 Family Centred Nursing 6 Autumn
NMIH204 Reflection and Practice 6 Autumn
NMIH304 Evidence Appreciation and Application in Health Care Practice 6 Autumn
NMIH322 Nursing Care of People with Chronic and Complex Conditions 6 Autumn
Spring
NMIH323 Primary and Community Health Care Nursing 6 Spring
NMIH306 Challenges of Ageing 6 Spring
NMIH307 Leadership in Health Care Practice 6 Spring
NMIH308 Transition to Professional Practice 6 Spring

Orientation Module

The compulsory orientation module will ensure that the students have the pre-requisite knowledge and skills for clinical practice, nursing process and safety content in Year 1 to include: medication, infection control, CPR, manual handling, medical terminology and colloquial language within the Australian context. This will be via a program of simulation and workshops that will include a series of challenges that will be structured and assessed. The orientation module is scheduled three weeks prior to the commencement of Autumn session in February each year.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Registration with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in all four test categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Results must have been obtained no more than 2 years prior to applying for registration. Therefore graduates will be required to take a further IELTS test even if the required results were demonstrated prior to enrolment in the BNursing (OSQualNurs). Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for further information.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 15 November, 2016