Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies combines preparation for the role of the registered nurse with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional education and career options. The course offers all the benefits of the UTS Bachelor of Nursing, including clinical placements every session, use of state-of-the-art facilities, selection of a clinical elective in the final year and development of an e-portfolio. In addition, students gain specific skills in their chosen language and culture and become more aware of the need for intercultural sensitivities, not only through studying another language and culture, but also by living in another country in the fourth year of the course.
Students are required to complete 240 credit points of study comprising 144 credit points in nursing and 96 credit points in international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas. Industrial training/professional practice The Bachelor of Nursing includes extensive clinical practice, which is a compulsory component of the course, commencing in the first session. Students may be required to complete clinical practice during the session break period.
Standard entry requirements
Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Nursing. There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Assumed knowledge Any 2 units of English (nursing component).
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
UTS offers an accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program to students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV/Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, and to students who have completed a bachelor degree in another discipline within the past eight years. The focus of the previous bachelor's degree should have a human physical/behavioural science base and should reflect the student's attainment of communication and academic writing skills. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis. Enrolled nurses receive 48 credit points of exemption and graduates receive 24 credit points of exemption. Applicants must have completed their qualification by December of the previous year to be eligible for the accelerated program. Spaces are limited in these accelerated programs and offers are based on competition.
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