Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301394 v.3 Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Diplomates


Course CRICOS Code: 014159F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


This conversion program is conducted for registered nurses with an accredited tertiary nursing diploma intending to convert the diploma to an award degree.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) or equivalent award from an accredited institution. Applicants must also be registered as a General Nurse with an Australian State Nurses Board and eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Specific Requirements

Nursing students are required to complete a health screening series. The STAT is not accepted for entry to this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Students undertaking this course will be awarded recognition of prior learning equivalent to three years based on previous study.

Duration and Availability

This course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure




Year 1 Semester 1

300720 v.2   Research Foundation in Nursing 213 4.0 25.0
300740 v.2   Management in Health Care 417 2.0 25.0
303793 v.2   Professional Practice Contract 394 8.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
300730 v.3   Behavioural Response To Illness 234 3.0 25.0
1643 v.7   Human Biology 133 4.0 25.0
1644 v.7   Human Biology 134 4.0 25.0
2919 v.4   Palliative Care Nursing 260 2.0 25.0
5152 v.4   Understanding Dying 260 2.0 25.0
300723 v.3   Lifespan Development 233 3.0 25.0
300732 v.2   Health Concepts in Family Care 315 2.0 25.0
300734 v.3   Behavioural Perspectives on Families 335 2.0 25.0
300738 v.3   Behavioural Perspectives of Mental Health 336 3.0 25.0
303826 v.2   Strategic Planning for Nursing 365 3.0 25.0
N1 Electives indicated are to reflect recognition of prior learning awarded


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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