Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences


The Degree of Bachelor of Nursing – BNurs

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a 345 points from the Parts as listed in the Bachelor of Nursing Schedule

and

b 15 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree, and the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

3 a Each Part must normally be completed before the next Part may be taken. However, a student who has failed to pass Part I in its entirety may be allowed, at the discretion of Senate or its representative, to enrol for the course or courses needed to complete that Part together with a course or courses towards the next successive Part.

b A student who fails twice to pass the same Part will not be permitted to continue with the degree.

4 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar , may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

General Education Exemptions

5 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 120 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 15 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing.

c A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Practical Requirements

6 A student enrolled for this degree must carry out satisfactorily such practical or clinical work as the Head of School of Nursing may require.

English Language Requirements

7 A student enrolled for this degree must demonstrate competence in the English language, by passing NURSING 199, as prescribed by the School of Nursing, prior to enrolment in NURSING 201.

Fitness to Practise Requirements

8 a In order to complete the requirements for this degree, a student must meet the applicable fitness to practise requirements for this programme, as outlined in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ Fitness to Practise Policy.

b Where a student is being investigated with regard to a fitness to practise matter under the policy, and there is a concern that the student’s attitudes or behaviour are inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or may pose a risk of harm to the welfare of any party, that student’s attendance at lectures, classes and any clinical, industry or practise attachments may be suspended by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences pending the outcome of the investigation.

c If a student is found, after due and fair inquiry, and taking into account any written response from the student, to be not fit to practise, the student’s enrolment in the programme may be suspended or terminated in accordance with the policy.

d Where a student’s enrolment in the programme has been terminated under Regulation 8c, any application to re-enrol may be declined.

e A student whose enrolment is suspended or terminated under Regulation 8c or their application to re-enrol declined under Regulation 8d may apply to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the appeal of that decision in accordance with the policy.

Conjoint Degrees

9 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2000 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing were thereby repealed.

Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

105 points: BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142, NURSING 104, 105, 199, POPLHLTH 111, HLTHPSYC 122

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules approved for this degree

Part II

120 points: NURSING 201, 202

Part III

120 points: NURSING 301, 302

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