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B84 Bachelor of Nursing

For Registered General and Registered Mental Health Nurses (Hospital Trained)


This course is designed to upgrade to a Bachelor of Nursing the qualifications of existing registered nurses with a hospital-based diploma or equivalent Tertiary diploma award. The course requires twelve months full-time study or part-time equivalent which should be completed within six years of initial enrolment.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Churchlands campus, at the South West campus (Bunbury) and is delivered Internationally. It is also available by external study.  



Applicants must be currently registered nurses and show evidence of recent practice.



The course consists of eight units of study comprising four Core units and four Electives.

NNI3603 Nursing Issues 3 # 15
NNI3502 Nursing Issues 2 # 15
NST3503 Nursing Studies 3 15
NST2302 Nursing Studies 2 * 15
NST3604 Nursing Studies 4 * 15
Recommended electives:
NNT3606 Nursing Theory 6 15
NSP2505 Nursing Practice International Conversion ** 15
NSP1202 Nursing Practice 2 15
NNT1112 Theory and Principles of Nursing 15
NSP1101 Nursing Practice 1 15
Additional electives:
HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion 15
NSP2211 Role Application in Nursing 15
NPH3101 Epidemiology 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
*Registered mental health nurses may choose an alternative unit.

# Students seeking advanced standing must undertake these two units.

International students are required to undertake the recommended electives.

** This unit (International Conversion) is only to be undertaken by International onshore students seeking registration with the Nurses Board of WA. and must be taken as their final unit.

International onshore students seeking registration with the NBWA must also meet the following requirements:

1. Approval from the course coordinator.
2. An academic IELTS overall score of 7 with a minimum of 6.5 for listening&reading and 7 for speaking and writing, or an Occupational English Test (OET) overall score of B.
3. Provisional registration with Nurses Board of WA.
4. School of Nursing&Public Health Risk Management protocol including Cardio Pulmonary Resucitation and Manual Handling certification.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004