UTAS Bachelor of Nursing will train you for modern nursing training to get ready for changing healthcare industry landscape.
You will experience learning in two ways: through online classes and on-campus intensive sessions. Alongside this, you will also gain practical knowledge by spending at least 800 hours in real healthcare settings. These firsthand experiences will be aligned with your interests and span across various clinical and healthcare environments.
We make sure you are well-supported in your learning. Our nursing teachers are always there for you, and the staff-to-student ratio is low (1:12) during practical training and simulations. We are here whenever you need assistance, making your learning personalized and focused, just like the care you will give as a nurse.
You will have a great simulated learning space to support you. Throughout the UTAS nursing course, you can work in real healthcare places, both in the countryside and the city. You will learn not only skills but also the right attitude for top-notch healthcare. The program covers patient-centered care, safety, quality, research, and evidence-based practices in nursing.
For international students in 2024, the total course fee is A$115,707. This cost is calculated at a rate of A$37,250 per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
If you have studied before, whether at another school or here, it might help you finish your new degree faster. It is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Advanced Standing. Your past learning could count toward your new degree at the University of Tasmania.
Our program covers a range of nursing UTAS areas, including acute care like critical and emergency nursing, surgery, and neonatal care. We also focus on primary healthcare, which involves promoting health, sexual health, and taking care of children and families. Mental health in both urgent and community roles is included, as well as nursing in rural and remote areas. We also cover nursing education.
In "Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 1," you will learn about the human body's structure and how it works. We will focus on the skin, immune system, digestion, urinary system, and muscles and bones. These systems help us stay healthy. You will also see how they work together and how it is important for healthcare.
"Concepts of Nursing 1" focuses on the basics of nursing. You will learn about being a professional nurse, following rules, and being part of a regulated group. We will talk about the rules and guidelines for nursing, as well as the bigger picture of being a professional in nursing. You will also investigate the history of nursing and the people who influenced how we practice today.
"Foundations of Nursing 1" teaches you the basics needed for nursing. You will learn skills and knowledge that registered nurses need. We will look at nursing care from two viewpoints, focusing on comfort and hygiene.
"In Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care 2," you will keep studying the body's structure and how it works. We will focus on the heart, lungs, nerves, hormones, and reproductive system. These systems help with health throughout life.
Students will be assigned to Practical Experience Placement (PEP) in different healthcare places. During PEP, students need to be available all five weekdays (totaling 40 hours). They should also be ready for various shifts, including mornings, evenings, nights, and weekends as per the agency's schedule.
"Foundations of Nursing 2" builds on what you learned in "Foundations of Nursing 1." In this unit, you will keep learning about important body systems throughout life. You will also improve your skills in clinical reasoning, which helps you assess vital signs, do health interviews, and perform physical assessments in a focused way.
"Pathophysiology for Health Care 1" builds on what you know about how the body works. It helps you understand why things might not go well in the heart, lungs, immune system, kidneys, and with cancer. This gives you a better idea about health problems.
You will learn about primary health care and how it focuses on helping individuals, groups, and communities stay healthy. We will cover health promotion, including modern research. You will also get to know the Australian healthcare system and compare it to healthcare around the world.
"Pathophysiology for Health Care 2" keeps exploring how things go wrong in the body. We will focus on problems in the digestive, nervous, endocrine, muscles and bones, and reproductive systems. We will also look at issues caused by germs and how problems in different body systems can be connected.
Students will be placed in Practical Experience Placement (PEP) in different healthcare settings. During PEP, students need to be available for 40 hours every week, all five weekdays. They should be ready for various shifts like mornings, evenings, and nights, which could also include weekends based on the agency's schedule.
In "Safety and Quality in Medication Management," you will learn about how to manage medications safely. You will study how medicines are used properly and follow the standards set by nurses. This includes legal rules, professional guidelines, and ethical practices.
In "Mental Health 1," you will learn about mental health and when things are not well mentally. The focus is on using evidence, caring for the person, and understanding trauma. The care is based on the Recovery model principles.
The ideas of ethics and research make nursing a trusted profession in Australia. In this unit, you will learn about important rules and ethics in nursing. This helps you understand your role better.
In this unit, you will find out how history, culture, and society, plus past and present rules, impact the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. We will talk about things like being respectful of culture, people making their own choices, and working together. You will also see how your own ideas can affect healthcare for these groups.
Students will be placed in Practical Experience Placement (PEP) at healthcare agencies. Students need to be available all five days each week (40 hours) during PEP. They should be ready for various shifts like mornings, evenings, and nights, even at weekends, following the agency's schedule. Students might have to move and travel to where PEP is happening.
In this unit, you will learn about taking care of older people using a person-centered approach. You will develop skills to collaborate with older individuals, including doing assessments, making decisions together, and setting goals.
"Concepts of Nursing 3" helps you get ready to become a Registered Nurse after being a student. You will learn how to apply for nursing jobs in different healthcare places. You will also understand the value of working together and being a leader in healthcare to bring positive changes.
Students will be placed in Practical Experience Placement (PEP) at healthcare agencies. PEP requires them to be available five days a week (40 hours) and be ready for various shifts like mornings, evenings, and nights, which might also include weekends. The healthcare agency will provide a schedule.
"Primary Health Care 2" helps you learn more about primary health care and how nurses work with different people and groups to improve health. You will explore using a positive nursing approach and how to include research and health technology in your practice.
"Complex Care" focuses on when health gets worse suddenly, how illnesses progress, and how to assess, manage, and use medicine together. This course combines what you know about complex conditions that affect many parts of the body to help patients with both short-term and long-term illnesses, including end-of-life care.
"Children and Young People" is all about the special health and growing needs of babies, kids, and young folks. You will learn how to communicate and collaborate with them and their families’ using methods that fit their age and strengths.
"Concepts of Nursing 4" is a final unit where you bring together what you have learned and get ready to become a registered nurse. You will gain skills to be a leader in challenging and quickly changing healthcare settings.
In "Mental Health 2," you will learn more about diverse ways to help people with mental health issues. This includes using medicine to treat mental health problems. You will also study how to take care of your own and others' mental well-being and practice talking with patients in a helpful way.
Students will be placed in Practical Experience Placement (PEP) at healthcare agencies. During PEP, students need to be available for 40 hours every week, from Monday to Friday. They should be prepared for different shifts like mornings, evenings, and nights, including weekends as scheduled by the healthcare agency.
Disclaimer: ‘Atlantis International Pty Ltd’ and its associates are independent consulting entities which are not associated in anyway with the Australian ‘Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA). Information on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a customized migration advice based on your personal circumstances, please call and talk to one of our Immigration Consultants or register your interest with our Associates.