The Bachelor of Nursing Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway is specifically designed for enrolled nurses to become registered nurses in just two years.
Students undertake specialised conversion subjects to transition into subjects that build knowledge in professional nursing, biological sciences and social sciences, building on their professional experience and previous study.
The course provides for the opportunity to specialise in specific clinical areas of interest based on availability and supervisory facilities. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities with interactive models and simulation laboratories.
This pathway program is for Enrolled Nurses who are graduates of an ANMAC-approved HLT51612 Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. The course requires current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration as an Enrolled Nurse.
Please note: This course requires students to attend intensive workshops at the Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour campus.
The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences as follows:
Professional areas: critical thinking and analysis, provision and coordination of person-centred care, independent and collaborative care, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, leadership and care management, aged care.
Biological sciences: anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology and pharmacology.
Social sciences: Australian health care system, Indigenous studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology for health sciences, legal and ethical studies and research methods.
All students are required to attend intensive workshops at the Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour campus.
Supervised clinical placements 640 hours provide students with experiences of nursing in public and private hospitals and health agencies. This may include acute and low care health facilities; community settings; mental health facilities; extended residential aged care; GP practices; health promotion and education; intensive care; health clinics; accident and emergency; palliative care; primary health care settings and related nursing and health services within metropolitan, regional and rural areas throughout NSW and QLD. Students may be able to undertake national and international clinical placements.
The 640 hours of professional placement is spread across several units within the course. Included in these units is a specifically designed professional experience placement for the Enrolled Nurse Pathway students to facilitate progression towards thinking and practice in the role of an RN.
The course provides for the opportunity to specialise in specific clinical areas of interest based on availability and supervisory facilities.
Qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade.
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