The Bachelor of Arts / Master of Nursing combined degree consists of a total of 192 credit points, 96 in the Bachelor of Arts degree and 96 credit points in the Master of Nursing. In most cases units of study are worth six credit points, however there are some units that are worth 2 or 3 credit points.
In the first year, study is exclusively in the bachelor's degree. Years 2 and 3 are a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and Year 4 is entirely postgraduate. All students must complete their bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.
Students must complete a total of 192 credit points, including:
Students enrolled in the Dalyell stream are to refer to the Bachelor of Arts / Master of Nursing resolutions for additional course requirements.
In this course teaching and learning takes place in accordance with the University’s approved semesters and teaching blocks, and as set out in the Sydney Nursing School Academic Calendar, approved by Academic Board.
Pre-registration nursing courses involve significant participation in off-campus clinical placements and students are required to complete more than 800 clinical hours during their degree.
Students must be available to complete full-time weeks of shift work throughout university holiday periods in order to complete their clinical placements.
Important information to prepare for clinical placements:
|No.||Course learning outcome||Graduate quality||Graduate quality||Graduate quality||Graduate quality|
|1||Critically evaluate research, both quantitative and qualitative, and demonstrate the ability to engage in enquiry orientated activities to support decision making at beginning level practice.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Information and Digital literacy||Communication (oral and written)|
Demonstrate information literacy proficiency in searching out knowledge required for critical thinking and problem solving in nursing practice from the biological, medical, social sciences, humanities and arts perspective.
Critical thinking and Problem solving
|Information and Digital literacy||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||Communication (oral and written)|
|Display leadership through the use of personal, professional, intellectual and creative autonomy and demonstrate accountability and responsibility that is embedded in the nursing role.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Communication (oral and written)||Influence||Cultural competence|
|Evaluate disciplinary knowledge and practice across specified areas of nursing in the therapeutic care of patients.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy||Communication (oral and written)|
|5||Work within professional, legal and ethical frameworks relevant to the nursing profession and take responsibility for their own actions.||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||Communication (oral and written)||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Interdisciplinary effectiveness|
|6||Share professional nursing practice expertise and knowledge when working collaboratively in interdisciplinary contexts.||Interdisciplinary effectiveness||Information and Digital literacy||Communication (oral and written)||Influence|
|7||Identify and explore cultural differences, values and beliefs of the individual or group to the culturally diverse nature of contemporary Australian society.||Cultural competence||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||Influence|
|8||Appraise social, global and environmental responsibilities within the healthcare context and the impact of these on the roles and responsibilities of nurses.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Cultural competence||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||Influence|
|9||Demonstrate proficient use of communication as a tool for negotiating and interacting with others and make effective use of oral, written, visual and digital means to communicate understanding.||Communication (oral and written)||Interdisciplinary effectiveness||Inventiveness||Information and Digital literacy|
|10||Exercise clinical judgement based on a sound ability to critique nursing knowledge and practices.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Interdisciplinary effectiveness||Inventiveness|
|11||Demonstrate capability as a beginning practitioner to engage effectively in the therapeutic care of patients.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||
|Communication (oral and written)|
|12||Demonstrate a depth of disciplinary knowledge in at least one field in the arts, humanities and/or social sciences by applying discipline-based expertise to research, project, and work-based problems.||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Inventiveness||
|13||Synthesise knowledge, experience and practice by constructing and testing new arguments and proposing evidence-based solutions.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Inventiveness||
|14||Communicate complex ideas and data effectively to diverse audiences through context-dependent forms of communication.||Communication (oral and written)||Inventiveness||Cultural competence||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity|
|15||Critically analyse and evaluate competing sources of knowledge and information using a variety of different modes of communication..||Depth of disciplinary expertise||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy|
|16||Approach local and global challenges in research, professional practice, and civil life with personal integrity and intellectual rigor.||Inventiveness||Cultural competence||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||Influence|
|17||Apply ethical frameworks to academic research and inquiry by working productively and collaboratively in diverse groups and across disciplines and cultures.||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Information and Digital literacy||Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity||
|18||Combine distinct forms of disciplinary knowledge to communicate in interdisciplinary contexts across different fields and areas of expertise.||Communication (oral and written)||Interdisciplinary effectiveness||
|19||Develop innovative and original interpretations and insights||Critical thinking and Problem solving||Inventiveness|