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C33 Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

The course provides a broad knowledge and skills base that will enable the graduate to act independently as well as interdependently within the health care context. The graduate will practice as a comprehensive registered nurse who has professional competence and who is responsible, accountable, empathetic and willing to participate in professional activities.


The course comprises three broad streams of study:


Nursing Concepts and Skills

Applied Health Science

Nursing Practice


The program relies on the goodwill of health agencies for the provision of clinical experience. Therefore, prospective students should understand that, under normal circumstances, they will be required to attend during the hours laid down by the clinical agency and that these may occur at times outside the identified semester weeks. Additionally, pre-identified clinical practice periods may change with minimal notice to students due to circumstances outside the control of the School.


Students who fail a clinical rotation as part of a nursing practice unit must be aware that the agency providing the subsequent rotation will be informed of the failure as part of standard risk management procedure.  Students will be required to accept this as a condition of their enrolment.


Standard University admission requirements apply.

International students are required to have an academic IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no individual band below 6.5.



In fulfilment of the University's reporting obligation to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), names of students undertaking this course will be provided to AHPRA and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for the purposes of student registration,  For further information please see the AHPRA web site


To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate. Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:

  • Certificate of National Police Clearance;
  • Current WA Department of Health Criminal Record Screening Clearance Card;
  • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification – courses available via ECU provider;
  • Current Manual Handling Certification - initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification - courses available via ECU provider;
  • Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule
  • MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment;
  • Working with Children Check




In order for students to gain eligibility to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, students will be required to:

  • Undertake their final semester (NPP3201) continuous practice within six months prior to course completion. 
  • Adhere to the policy re English Language minimum requirements for registration as a nurse in Australia.
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 mode of delivery - On-campus.

This three year full-time or equivalent part-time course comprises 24 units of study (360 credit points).   


Students with a disability or medical condition

The required learning outcomes of the compulsory practical units in this course may not be readily achieved by persons with certain disabilities or medical conditions. Whilst the University will make such adjustments as are reasonably practicable to support people with disabilities or medical conditions, all students must fulfill the inherent requirements of the course and you are strongly encouraged to discuss the exact requirements of this course and your possible options with the course coordinator before you seek enrolment.

NCS1101 Health and Healthcare Systems 15
NCS1102 Professional Conduct and Communication 15
or (Bunbury Campus only)
RPS1100 Communication for the Professions 15
SCN1111 Health Science 1 15
NPP1101 Health Assessment Skills and Practice 15
NCS1201 Foundations of Nursing 15
NCS1202 Evidence Based Practice in Health Care 15
NSC1103 Clinical Sciences Introduction 15
NPP1201 Supportive Nursing Care Skills and Practice 15
NCS2101 Adult Health 15
NCS2102 Mental Health and Illness 15
NSC2103 Clinical Sciences 1 15
NPP2101 Professional Nursing Practice 1 15
NCS2201 Older Adult Health 15
NCS2202 Culture and Health 15
NSC2203 Clinical Sciences 2 15
NPP2201 Professional Nursing Practice 2 15
NCS3101 Child and Adolescent Health 15
NCS3102 Primary Health Care 15
NSC3103 Clinical Sciences 3 15
NPP3101 Professional Nursing Practice 3 15
NCS3201 Professional Capacity Building 15
NCS3202 Professional Portfolio 15
NCS3203 Law and Ethics in Health 15
NPP3201 Professional Nursing Practice 4 15
Designated Unit - a Unit or Unit of Competency which a Faculty Board has designated as a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by Board of Examiners.
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: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014