This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Bairnsdale, Gippsland)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3963|
This course offers the student the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in nursing and prepares the graduate for a career in nursing or further study at postgraduate level.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Students who have successfully completed a TAFE:
Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.
Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html.
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html.
Students must comply with procedures to minimise the risk of cross-infection of communicable diseases, and obtain documentary evidence of relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/immunisation.
Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic). The School of Nursing and Midwifery have formulated a policy and students should be aware of the drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/nursing/current.html and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.
This course requires students to undertake off-campus clinical placements. In the clinical setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the clinical component of each unit.
Clinical experience makes up approximately 50 percent of the course. Generally speaking, students on clinical experience will take on shift work, including weekend shifts and night duty and work a supervised, unpaid 40 hour week. Make-up for time missed will be arranged in consultation with the clinical coordinator on receipt of a medical certificate.
Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the clinical component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a clinical practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during clinical placement. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement.
Successful completion of the course and meeting the requirements for registration outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia will lead to eligibility for registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Details regarding the boards requirements can be found at http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
This course consists of compulsory units and an elective covering three themes and four streams. In first year students focus on the theme of healthy living; in second year the focus shifts to pathophysiology and in third year it considers all aspects of health care in acute care and community. The following major streams run throughout the curriculum:
Bachelor of Nursing Practice