Become a nurse with specialized skills obtained through a JCU Bachelor of Nursing, enabling you to provide excellent nursing care, especially in rural and remote healthcare settings.
In Bachelor of Nursing James Cook University program, you will gain skills to assess patients, communicate with diverse cultures, plan, and conduct nursing care, and evaluate your work. This program is professionally accredited and offers direct experience in real-world settings right from the first year. You will become a proficient nurse with a focus on rural and remote healthcare needs.
As a nursing student at James Cook University, you will get some great benefits. The university is famous for nursing and midwifery research and even partners with the World Health Organization. When you start working in hospitals and clinics, they will help you learn with practical cases, excellent simulation facilities, and 880 hours of real clinical experience.
This course is all about nursing JCU in the northern tropical area. But here is the cool part: it does not stop there. You will also be ready to work in big city hospitals and even in clinics in rural and isolated places. So, you will be well-prepared for wherever you want to be effective in healthcare.
The estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load is $34,960.00.
You can only get credit for studies you finished in the 5 years just before starting this course.
A JCU Nursing degree gets you ready for careers in various nursing settings, whether it is in rural areas, regional places, or big cities. This special training will make you stand out from others and give you the knowledge and skills to do well in your career.
The subject introduces physiology, including: an overview of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems and the basic functions of each, and how the organ systems function to maintain the environment within the body.
"In this class, you'll study how to communicate better and understand different ways people communicate. You'll also practice using health informatics systems to improve how you talk to others in both everyday situations and in the field of healthcare."
This course helps you learn about the history and development of nursing and midwifery as professions. We will talk about how several factors, both in the past and today, have shaped these professions. You will also explore the responsibilities of registered nurses and midwives in healthcare teams and think about what it means to be a healthcare professional.
In this course, you will discover how to provide care that respects distinct cultures and focuses on each person's needs. You will also learn to assist patients with daily tasks so they can do more on their own. Plus, you will practice checking a person's physical health in a practice setting.
This course is all about pharmacology, which is the study of how drugs work in the body. We will connect this to how the digestive and nervous systems affect how drugs are used. We will also cover some basic ideas about microbiology and the different tiny organisms we find in nature.
This subject explores issues that impact on the provision of nursing and midwifery care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students undertaking this subject will develop awareness of the historical, social, and cultural issues that influence the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This course builds on health assessment principles and teaches you how to use data for planning care that respects diverse cultures and focuses on individual needs. You will also learn about infection control in situations involving cleanliness and caring for wounds, both simple and complex. The importance of using medicines correctly and safely will be a key emphasis in the course.
In this class, you will discover what nurses and midwives need to do to keep people safe. We will talk about the laws in Australia and the principles of being ethical in nursing and midwifery. You will also learn about the rules and standards that nurses and midwives follow in their jobs.
In this course, you will figure out what is expected in your professional role and what you can and cannot do. We will also look at how healthcare works today and how thinking critically and reflecting on your experiences can help you become stronger. This subject will help you understand research and why it is essential to use evidence in your work.
In this course, you will first learn about how the body works when it is healthy. After that, we will talk about what happens when things go wrong with the body. You will also get better at checking how various parts of the body are doing, like the lungs, heart, kidneys, and muscles.
In this course, we will look at mental health problems that people of all ages might face, with a focus on preventing issues and helping early on. You will also learn about separate ways to help someone with a mental health condition and build a good relationship with them, which is important for their care in various places.
In this class, we will explore how healthcare can include or exclude different people. We will look at what various groups and communities need in terms of healthcare. We will also discuss ways to make sure that healthcare is welcoming and inclusive, especially for groups that may face more challenges in getting care.
This subject examines the use of digital technology in health care. The capabilities required by nurses and midwives to use digital technology competently for safe healthcare are explored. Students will also evaluate how digital technologies in healthcare settings can enhance communication with the patient and within the healthcare team.
In this course, you will build on what you know about how the body works when it is healthy. We will dive deeper into what happens when it is not, covering pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. You will also get better at assessing the health of specific body systems like the endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and neurological systems.
This subject prepares the student for transition to the professional role. The importance of lifelong learning is reinforced, and students are encouraged to articulate the philosophy that guides their practice. Concepts and strategies for sustainable health care are explored. In these subject students will prepare for their graduate year and plan for future career development.
In these courses, you will put into practice what you have learned so far and provide thorough, patient-centered care. You will also work on leadership, standing up for your patients, and resolving conflicts to improve your relationships with both patients and fellow professionals.
In this subject student will consolidate knowledge and skills to enable them to develop their practice based on the principles of person-centered care. Study and practical experience in this subject will enable students to achieve the
Registered Nurse standards for practice (NMBA, 2016).
This subject brings together key concepts covered throughout the previous years of study organized by the Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. Engagement with each of the seven practice standards in utilizing reflective practice will consolidate knowledge in preparation for transition to practice.
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