CSU Bachelor of Nursing students studying to become nurses are part of our university's long history of nursing. They join a group of graduates all over Australia.
Bachelor of Nursing CSU approved program will get you ready for the healthcare field, and you will gain from our close connections with the healthcare industry and our involvement in both rural and city communities in New South Wales. Taking care of patients needs a complete approach, and this program teaches you the knowledge, abilities, and insights you will use in your job.
Throughout your CSU Bachelor of Nursing, you will have the chance to work in many different situations and with patients of all ages. When you graduate, you will be a skilled and flexible registered nurse. You will know how to think creatively and critically, and you will be someone who reflects on their work and acts ethically. You will also be an advocate for patients' health and well-being.
Charles Sturt University has strong connections with health districts in New South Wales, including the Western, Far Western, Murrumbidgee, and Mid-North Coast areas. These connections mean you can get direct experience in real healthcare settings, making sure our program is up to date with the industry and meets the needs of modern nursing.
February, June intakes.
Port Macquarie, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Dubbo.
When you get credit, it is like getting points for your subjects. Usually, a subject is worth eight points. So, if your request for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is approved and you get 16 points of credit, that means you must complete two or fewer subjects to finish your degree.
Nurses have job opportunities in both public and private healthcare settings. They work in places like hospitals, health centers, and even in industries like defense, insurance, and mental health. Their work can range from emergencies to post-procedure care, and they also play a role in workplace health and safety.
In this subject, you will learn about nursing and Caring Science theory. We will cover distinct aspects of nursing, its history, ethics, technology, and essential skills like reading, math, and using evidence-based practices.
In this subject, you will start learning the basics of chemistry and human anatomy and physiology, which are important for safe nursing practice. We will look at the nervous, vascular, haematological, lymphatic, pulmonary, and immune systems, starting from the smallest building blocks (cells) and moving up to how these systems work together in the body.
In this subject, you will learn about workplace learning and how to prepare for real-world experiences. We will also explore mindful communication in clinical settings to provide safe care for patients, families, and communities.
In this subject, you will start learning how to keep patients safe, provide compassionate care, communicate effectively, and use clinical reasoning in a simulated setting. We will focus on mindful communication, recording assessment information, and using the Clinical Reasoning Cycle.
In this subject, you will gain the basic knowledge needed to creatively solve scientific problems when caring for people with health challenges in the skin, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and exocrine systems.
In this subject, we will keep building on what you have learned. We will connect what you know about the body with how to think and act safely as a nurse. We will finish by studying the skin, hormones, muscles and bones, digestion, kidneys, and the reproductive system.
This subject builds on the learning achieved in the introductory subjects and enables students to continue their workplace learning journey. Students are supported to establish caring environments in contexts where nurses care for the person, family(ies) and/or community. Within these environments, students focus on what it means to be mindful, work to scope of practice, maintain safety and privacy, and collaborate with other professions.
This subject builds on what you learned in Clinical Reasoning 1 (NRS163). It lays the foundation for knowledge,skills, and attitudes needed to ensure safety, promote healing and caring,communicate thoughtfully, and use clinical reasoning for making decisions in healthcare, no matter a person's age.
In this subject, you will learn how to use creative problem-solving in nursing care. We will focus on health issues like infections, inflammation, the immune system, muscles and bones, the stomach and intestines, blood, kidneys, and the reproductive system.
In this subject, we will learn about Caring Science principles and how they relate to the Clinical Reasoning Cycle for registered nurses. We will also explore concepts like caring for others, making positive changes, and solving problems in different situations.
This subject focuses on the principles of transpersonal caring and supports students to develop transpersonal competencies in the workplace to enable them to care for people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, or experiences. Students will also explore the use of evidence to support Clinical Reasoning and Nursing Practice.
This subject builds on what you have learned in Clinical Reasoning 1 and 2 (NRS163 and NRS174). It helps you develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset to ensure safety, promote healing, provide compassionate care, and use clinical reasoning to make decisions in clinical settings.
This subject supports students on their learning journey through the histories, cultures, and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, using Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. Learning is supported by an exploration of the key concept of ‘cultural safety' in health settings to develop cultural capability and competence within the students' nursing practice.
In this subject, students learn how to safely give medications, including what nurses need to know and how to educate patients. They will study how drugs work in the body, several types of drugs, and understand things like side effects, interactions, and the responsible use of prescription and non-prescription medications.
In this subject, you will learn the basics of creating a caring environment. We will talk about using research and evidence in practice and how to be an advocate for people, families, and communities while following the law.
In this subject, we build on what you have learned about clinical reasoning. You will gain more knowledge and skills to keep things safe, promote healing, provide caring in practice, and use clinical reasoning for making decisions.
In this subject, we continue to develop your skills in mindful communication and building human connections. We will also look at the legal and ethical aspects of care. The focus will be on understanding mental health, mental disorders, and different treatment approaches in all healthcare settings where nurses work.
This subject helps students become registered nurses. They learn about different care models, how health systems work, and the role of a nurse locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Students also learn how to grow as professionals and become nurse leaders.
This subject expands on the idea of caring in various places. It looks at things like the physical surroundings and cultural factors, all while focusing on the individual's well-being. Students also think about the legal and ethical aspects of caring for people in various situations.
This subject extends what you have learned in previous clinical reasoning subjects. It helps you gain more knowledge, skills,and the right mindset to ensure safety, promote healing, and provide compassionate care in your practice. You will also learn how to use clinical reasoning to make better decisions in clinical situations.
This subject supports students to analyze and apply creative scientific problem-solving approaches to nursing care for people with complex health challenges related to stress responses, shock, cancer, ageing, and end of life.
This subject supports students to analyze and apply creative scientific problem-solving approaches to nursing care for people with chronic health conditions related to recurring and continuous health challenges.
In this final subject, students learn to use digital tools for caring in different situations. It also helps them become registered nurses by combining what they have learned about their job, providing care, using evidence, being safe, thinking clinically, and communicating mindfully.
In this final subject, students bridge simulated practice with real nursing in healthcare settings. They actively take part in various simulation scenarios. Students will show they have the knowledge, skills, and the right mindset to keep people safe, provide healing and compassionate care, communicate effectively, and use clinical reasoning based on the latest research to plan, prioritize, give, and assess nursing care.
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