Bachelor of Nursing @ Notre Dame

Bachelor of Nursing

Introduction:
This degree covers four broad areas of Nursing practice: Behavioural Science; Health Science; Nursing Care: Theory and Practice and; Personal and Professional Development.

UAC Code

Notre Dame is not a member of UAC. Students interested in applying should:
- Complete an Undergraduate Application Form
- Provide a personal statement
All information can be found at http://www.nd.edu.au/sydney/future%20students/admissionReqs.shtml

The Notre Dame code is as follows:
3276S: Nursing

   

Degree Length

3 years full-time

   

Degree Structure

Notre Dame core units (18 credit points) Nursing core units (120 credit points) + Elective unit (6 credit points) = 144 credit points

   

Campus

Darlinghurst campus



In this way, students cover a broad range of theoretical knowledge, as well as complete ample practical sets from the first year onwards. Students will learn under the tutelage of professionals in the nursing and health care industries. With a small intake of students each year, students at Notre Dame will be ensured placements in hospital and other nursing care settings throughout the practical components of their degree. Students are also able to undertake a Mental Health Major as part of their Nursing degree, for students who are passionate about pursuing this line of care. Interested students will undertake specific subjects in second and third year together, as well as assignments directed toward mental health knowledge. Like all students at the Sydney Notre Dame campus, students will learn the core units of Philosophy, Ethics and Theology, in order to give them grounding in critical analysis and ethical thought. This will ensure that all students will learn with an ethical edge, ensuring that their professional endeavours are pursued alongside this invaluable knowledge.

Notre Dame core units: Introduction to Philosophy; Ethics; and Introduction to Theology.

Nursing core units: Essential Skills for Adult Care; Introduction to the Human Body 1-2; Communication for Professional Practice; Developmental Psychology; Health Across the Lifespan; Clinical Practicum 1 (5 weeks); Sociology of Health and Illness; Primary Health and Community Care; Introduction to Public Health Principles; Clinical Practicum 2 (6 weeks); Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1-2; Acute Care Nursing; Research in Professional Practice; Clinical Practicum 3 (5 weeks); Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing; Mental Health Nursing 1-2; Perioperative Nursing; Clinical Practicum 4 (6 weeks); Advanced Acute Care Nursing; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Culture; Cultural Awareness and Competence; Clinical Practicum 5 (6 weeks); Leadership and Professionalism; Chronic Illness and Palliation; Clinical Research Methods; Therapeutics Communications in Nursing; Critical Care OR; Advanced Mental Health Nursing OR; Paediatrics and Midwifery OR; Rural and Remote Area Nursing OR; Trends in Healthy Age; and Clinical Practicum 6 (5 weeks).

Course Requirements

2013 ATAR

70.00 (indicative minimum ATAR; admission may also be based on the Notre Dame application form and a subsequent interview with the student).

   

Entry Requirements

HSC or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English (Band 4 or higher) and Biology.


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Student Profiles in Nursing

Claire

Claire is a 21 year old student in her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing at UTS (City Campus).

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Megan

Megan is a 20 year old student in her third year of a combined Masters of Nursing / Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney (Camperdown and Mallet Street campuses). She is majoring in History (after trying her hand at anything the Arts faculty had to offer).

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Claire

Claire is a 21 year old student in her first year of a Bachelor of Nursing at UTS (City Campus). She expects to graduate in 2012.

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Megan

Megan is a 20 year old student in her third year of a combined Masters of Nursing / Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney (Camperdown and Mallet Street campuses). She is majoring in History (after trying her hand at anything the Arts faculty had to offer). She expects to graduate in 2012. More importantly though, she's one of the coolest chicks I know.

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