If you have a strong interest in and aptitude for nursing, and want a career involving leadership in research and practice, this course is for you. The Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) is designed to enhance your nursing study and skills through scholarly activities and mentorship.
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The Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) aims to challenge and further develop your capacity to become a nursing leader or researcher. You will participate in advanced coursework, extension activities, research training and enhanced professional practice opportunities.
In this degree, you’ll explore more than just the scholarly elements of nursing and leadership. You’ll be given the chance to put theory into action in our on-campus simulated clinical practice settings, as well as undertaking placements in a range of healthcare settings.
You will undertake inquiry-based learning, learn how to apply physical and behavioural sciences to nursing, study evidence-based practice principles, and benefit from academic mentorship.This course is designed for high-achievers and students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy. The Academy offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development, and local and international internship and engagement opportunities.
This degree has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwifery Board Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia.
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Number one Nursing School in Australia (by Centre for World University Rankings - CWUR), and in the Top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking).
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5.5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Nursing.
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As a Nursing graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Acute care hospitals
- Community health
- Disability services
- Rehabilitation services
- Aged care services
- Research and Education
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Acute Care Nurses
Acute Care Nurses provide intensive short-term care for patients, such as during recovery from surgery or for an urgent medical condition. Acute care is challenging and, as a front line care position, you will be need to be prepared for diverse situations every day.
Paediatric nurses care for children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.
Mental Health Nurse
Mental Health Nurses care for patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.
Perioperative and Theatre Nurses
Perioperative and Theatre Nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery. They assesses patients' condition, plan nursing care, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery.
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses care for people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. They can also care for patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist patients with disabilities to live more independently.
Aged Care Nurse
Aged Care Nurses care for the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.
Nurse Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising nurses also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of nursing students, the training of new graduate nurses or nurses new to the workplace.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.