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2014 Bachelor of Nursing(H3D)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Health (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 6 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Wendy Nas (03) 6324 3110


The Bachelor of Nursing course H3D in Launceston is offered in three years full time.

Admission & Prerequisites

Pre-Registration: University admission. In addition, suggested TCE subjects are English, Science and Humanities.
Student Registration Requirements
All students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program are required, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Students who do not meet registration criteria and are refused registration by the Board, or who have their registration rescinded during the program, will be withdrawn from the course.
For current information on Student Registration requirements please follow the link below;

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program will be required to attend professional experience placements.
For current information on Professional Experience Placement requirements please follow the link below;

Course Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing will embody the UTAS graduate attributes and are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for competent practice in a range of health care settings as documented in the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse (ANMC, 2006);
  • function in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia(ANMC, 2008), the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia (ANMC, 2008), principles of social justice and cultural safety;
  • demonstrate an innovative, flexible, and self-directed commitment to the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, and to the prevention of disease across the lifespan;
  • employ critical, analytical and reflective abilities within their nursing practice;
  • understand the importance of lifelong learning within professional practice;
  • function as part of a multidisciplinary health care team by demonstrating the ability to consult and refer according to the National Framework for the Development of Decision-making Tools for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (ANMC, 2007);
  • incorporate their understanding of contemporary local and national health care priorities, including chronic disease self-management, integrated care models, mental health reforms, quality and safety management and workforce reforms into nursing practice; and
  • employ a range of technologies to enhance their professional development and support the health care they are providing.

Career Outcomes

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the national regulatory authority.

There are employment opportunities in many diverse healthcare settings for Registered Nurses.

Graduates are able to pursue postgraduate opportunities in Nursing or other related disciplines.

Articulation to/from Course

Students may articulate from the Bachelor of Nursing to the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours, Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) or to the BN Professional Honours (specialisation), Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in Nursing after six months post registration experience.

Professional Recognition

The University of Tasmania provides an accredited course from which graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia.

If you are intending to apply for registration as a nurse in another country you must meet the requirements stipulated by nursing councils, licensing boards or colleges. Therefore, you should contact the registration authority in the county in which you wish to register to determine the requirements.

Miscellaneous Information

Students undertaking the - BN, may be required to undertake Professional Experience Placement in the southern, northern or north-western region of Tasmania depending on clinical placement availability. There are restricted numbers of clinical placements in all regions and students may be required to relocate to undertake professional experience.

Academic progress

Progression from year to year depends on satisfactory completion of the relevant units outlined in the schedule. Students who fail one unit or more in any semester will have their pathway reviewed by the School and must enrol in the stipulated pathway.

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