Bachelor of Nursing

Program code

1161

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

9

OP 2019

81

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Diploma

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

Standard program (Trimester 1 entry only)

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Nursing (BN), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 10 credit points for a free-choice elective;
  • all prerequisite and corequisite requirements must also be met in order to progress through the program with a minimum grade of 4 to be attained
  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first number of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

Students commencing in Year 2

Trimester 1 entry (with advanced standing): Only for students with a Diploma of Nursing from an accredited Australian Education Provider OR Endorsed Enrolled Nurses who are registered with AHPRA.

Trimester 1 entry (with credit): Only for International Registered Nurses.

Trimester 2 entry (with credit): Only for students with a Diploma of Health Care from Griffith College OR International Registered Nurses.

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Nursing (BN), students admitted with 80 credit points of advanced standing or credit must successfully complete160 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 10 credit points for a free-choice elective;
  • all prerequisite and corequisite requirements must also be met in order to progress through the program with a minimum grade of 4 to be attained.
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.
Placement requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • a recognised first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense) by the end of the first trimester in Year 1:
    • certificates that expire during the program must be renewed
    • certificates that have expired prior to the commencement of teaching in the first trimester of enrolment must be renewed by the end of the first trimester
    • enrolled nurses are not exempt from this requirement
  • all documentation required for clinical placement(i.e. National Police Check for Domestic students, Federal Police check for International students, Immunisation etc) by the end of the first trimester in Year 1
  • all courses including clinical experience requirements in first year before proceeding to second year courses:
    • students who successfully complete some of the prescribed first year courses may, at the discretion of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, enrol in second year courses while they complete remaining first year courses
  • professional experience, clinical experience/placement and other mandatory requirements:
    • courses or components of courses incorporating clinical experience or other mandatory components need to be satisfactorily completed to satisfy degree requirements even though the overall performance would otherwise qualify the student to graduate

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Designated Courses for the Purposes of Exclusion

The following list is provided for students:

You should contact the Program Director for any further advice.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.


Course selection for students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

Students entering the program in Year 2/Trimester 2 will:

Program options

Note: Students commencing in Trimester 2 with credit must study full-time.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2   Diploma of Health Care pathway (commencing in Year 2 with 80CP credit) (see Note 1) 240
OR
Tri 2   International Registered Nurses pathway (commencing in Year 2 with 80CP credit) 240

Note 1: For students with a Diploma of Health Care from Griffith College.

Important information

Students may be required to commence on-campus classes (for Trimester 1 courses) from the first week of February and on-campus classes/off-campus placements (for Trimester 2 courses) between trimesters.

Students may be required to undertake off-campus clinical placement in the weeks following the end of the Trimester 1 and 2 examination period. The Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Calendar is available on the School of Nursing and Midwifery website.

It is a program requirement that all Bachelor of Nursing students only enrol in courses offered at their designated home campus. Course enrolment lists are reviewed each trimester by the School and students who are not enrolled in course offerings at their home campus will be directed to withdraw from courses to meet this program enrolment requirement.


For students with a Diploma of Health Care from Griffith College only.

Year 2 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2   Credit  80
Tri 2 1809NRS Effective Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2 2808NRS Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2  10
Tri 2 2810NRS Child and Family Nursing Practice  10

Year 3 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2803NRS Acute Nursing Practice  10
Tri 1 2804NRS Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1  10
Tri 1,3 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 2 2807NRS Chronic Illness Management  10
Tri 2 2809NRS Mental Health Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2 3805NRS Health and Illness in Older People  10

Year 4 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2806NRS Research in Nursing  10
Tri 1 3803NRS Complex Clinical Care  10
Tri 1 3804NRS Community Nursing Practice  10
Tri 1 3806NRS Professional Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 2 3807NRS Clinical Decision Making  20

For International Registered Nurses who meet the conditions to receive credit for the first year of the program.

Year 2 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2   Credit  80
Tri 2 2808NRS Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2  10
Tri 2 2810NRS Child and Family Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 2 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health  10

Year 3 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2803NRS Acute Nursing Practice  10
Tri 1 2804NRS Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1  10
Tri 1,3 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 2 2807NRS Chronic Illness Management  10
Tri 2 2809NRS Mental Health Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2 3805NRS Health and Illness in Older People  10

Year 4 (full-time)

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2806NRS Research in Nursing  10
Tri 1 3806NRS Professional Nursing Practice  10
Tri 1 3803NRS Complex Clinical Care  10
Tri 1 3804NRS Community Nursing Practice  10
Tri 2 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 2 3807NRS Clinical Decision Making  20

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3900NRS Neonatal Nursing  10
Tri 1 3936NRS Child and Youth Mental Health  10
Tri 2 3929NRS Introduction to Sexual Health and STI  10
Tri 3 3777NRS Global Women's Health  10