RMIT Bachelor of Nursing places importance on research-based nursing practice, ensuring that you gain the abilities and skills to deliver the best viable patient care.
Students accepted into the RMIT University Bachelor of Nursing can study whilst embedded in the Epworth Healthcare environment. Within a supervised work placement over 18 months, students will reinforce the theory and skills learned through RMIT Nursing while gaining real-world experience in a healthcare environment.
In Nursing RMIT, you will get a blended learning environment that includes face-to-face classes, practical lab sessions and clinical placement, with some online delivery. You will learn to work with patients of all ages in different environments. There is a focus on aged care, community, and mental health.
You will also learn how to administer intravenous medications and gain skills in acute care, which involves medical and surgical nursing skills.
Completion of Year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.
Full-time 3 years
February, July 2023
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study in RMIT Nursing by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
Registered Nurse, Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Licensed practical Nurse, Certified nurse midwife.
The course will explain to you the foundations of nursing studies and the context of professional nursing. You will begin to acknowledge the vast range of communications techniques to practise as a certified nurse. You will advance the knowledge to add evidence in your professional practice and acknowledge the concept of nursing ability.
The course will explain to the student the foundational theoretical and practical skills which form the basis for future conical practice and quality patient care. The student will review the historical advancement of nursing and frameworks of innovative nursing care in Australia. The student will examine nursing ability and advance associated foundational skills needed for the provision of safe and efficient care.
The course explains the concepts needed to understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, drug schedules, the congressional framework and relevant roles and responsibilities of the nurse and other members of the healthcare group in the management of therapeutic substances.
In this course you will be introduced to key concepts in biology and physiology, involving anatomical terminology, structural organisation, homeostasis and control systems. It will provide you with the foundational ability to begin further research in anatomy and physiology.
This course expands upon the information and abilities learned in NURS1125, Principles and Practice of Nursing 1. Students will learn the fundamentals of nursing, including how to assess patients' nutritional, integumentary, abdominal, and neurological conditions, identify problems, record medical information, and manage their functional health status.
Your understanding of the social, cultural, and environmental factors of health will be improved by taking this course. Additionally, you will increase your understanding of ethical standards, logic, and professional standards.
This course will build on your knowledge of the primary bodily systems' physiology from BIOL2480 Introductory Human Biosciences and any prior courses. It will also add to the background knowledge needed for the application of anatomical and physiological knowledge.
As part of the program's evaluation, students enrolling in this course will be asked to complete a placement. To be eligible for placement, students must fulfill several prerequisites. Part B of the course guide and Canvas include further information on each of them.
Each system of the body must be thoroughly understood in terms of their anatomy and physiology. In this course, previously learned nursing knowledge and abilities are expanded upon. The structure and direction of the Australian National Health Priority Areas are taken into consideration when considering nursing and allied care for patients with a variety of acute and chronic illness processes.
NURS2194 Therapeutics for Nursing I (Nursing Concepts), which was previously studied, is built upon in this course. Therapeutic agents as a part of the patient's treatment plan are approached from a systems pharmacological perspective. Specialist populations and drug interactions resulting from intricate treatment regimens are considered.
You will learn about the idea of a change in mental health in this course. There are several theoretical ideas on mental health that are investigated. Theories of developmental phases and human development. Consideration is given to the presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up care for several prevalent mental health problems.
The student will learn about medication management in this course, as well as how nursing care fits into the framework of treating both acute and chronic illnesses. The theoretical ideas covered in the courses being taken this and the prior semester will be applied by the students.
Student will develop the idea that mental illness is a chronic condition and discover the significance of an approach to evaluation and treatment that is recovery-focused and consumer-focused. We will also look at early intervention, risk assessment, and the physical treatment provided to MH patients in a traditional healthcare context.
You will learn more in this course about how culture and society affect Indigenous Australians' health. You will research current First Nations and Indigenous health concerns and examine the need for cultural awareness while working with our country's Indigenous population.
Students will continue to develop their surgical and/or mental illness nursing abilities while collaborating with a licensed nurse on the healthcare team. This will be done after the current and previous semesters. Under the close guidance of a licensed nurse, students will deliver nursing care while developing the time management and nursing care prioritization skills.
RMIT University has designated this course as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which knowledge and abilities will be used and evaluated in a professional working setting. Your experience will be impacted by feedback from the community and/or industry. For a certain amount of time, students will do a supervised professional placement in a prepared clinical environment.
You will be ready for your move into professional practice as a Registered Nurse after completing this capstone course. You will investigate the various components of working for a modern healthcare organization. You will consider clinical governance and health organizations using a systems theory approach.
Through the treatment of the patient with complicated care demands and the hyper-acute stage of care, this course will continue to deepen your understanding of fundamental nursing principles. You will be able to think about how different physiologies affect a person with multiple comorbidities and how to delicately balance satisfying their demands while staying within the bounds of medical and scientific advances and the Australian National Health Priority Areas.
The multidisciplinary one-semester course Law and Ethics for Health Professionals will urge you to critically analyze the legal framework that supports the accountabilities placed on healthcare professionals to encourage safe patient-centered practice.
You will learn about the use of information technology in the healthcare industry in this course, which will also go over research techniques and evidence-based nursing practice.
You will examine current nursing practice in the context of primary and community health in this course. You will gain knowledge of how culture affects health practices and beliefs in various societies. This unit will discuss the value of transcultural nursing, culturally competent care, cultural assessment, and effectively engaging with clients and families who have diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
RMIT University has designated this course as a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which knowledge and abilities will be used and evaluated in a professional working setting. Your experience will be impacted by feedback from the community and/or industry.
This course will introduce the specialty nursing practice of acute pediatric care. It will focus on the assessment and management of children, in particular the deteriorating child, the context of the family. This course is designed to provide an insight into this specialty area of practice, especially if you are considering a career in pediatric nursing.
The alternatives for treating a patient with a terminal illness brought on by an incurable sickness or organ failure will be discussed in this course. When cure transfers to care, you will examine the clinical difficulties as they relate to the change in therapeutic management strategies.
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