This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

K46 Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

For Registered General and Registered Mental Health Nurses (Hospital Trained or Tertiary Diploma)


This course is designed to upgrade to a Bachelor of Science (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 three years of initial enrolment.


The course is delivered internationally and is also available online.  


Applicants must be currently registered nurses and show evidence of recent practice with minimum two (2) years clinical experience.


International applicants are required to have an academic IELTS overall score of 7, with no individual band below 7. 

This course is available on Joondalup, and Bunbury Campuses.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

External and Internal. Units are available in mixed mode.

The course consists of 120 credit points (eight units) of study comprising four core units (60 credit points) and four electives (60 credit points).

NNI3204 Professional Issues in Nursing 15
NNI2203 Ethics and Law in Health 15
NST3209 Evidence Based Practice in Health Care 15
NNT1107 Social, Indigenous and Cultural Perspectives in Health Care 15
NST3210 Contemporary Nursing in Indigenous and Population Health 15
NSP1205 Physical Assessment for the Health Sciences 15
NSP1104 Communication in Health Care 15
RPS1100 Communication for the Professions 15
NST2106 Mental Health Problems and Disorders 15
NNI1102 Health and Health Challenges for Older Adults 15
NNT3202 Theory Relating to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care 15
NSP2505 Nursing Practice International Conversion ** 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
International students are required to undertake four of the recommended electives.

** This unit (Nursing Practice International Conversion) is for international onshore students who seek eligibility to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. Students will enrol in this unit as their final unit.

International onshore students seeking eligibility to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of WA must also meet the following requirements before enrolling in the NSP2505 unit:

1. Completed the School of Nursing, Midwifery&Postgraduate Medicine risk management protocol including: immunisation status and serology as per Department of Health schedule and MRSA screening.
2. Completed Manual Handling certification.
3. Completed a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification.
4. Have a current federal Police Clearance.
5. Working with Children Check
6. Achieved 100% pass in medication calculations using the prescribed CD ROM purchased from the ECU bookshop.
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: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010