Nursing and Midwifery - M3007

Nursing and Midwifery

Bachelor degree (honours)

Nurses and midwives are among the most valued members of any community. Midwives play a crucial role caring for mothers and babies throughout the childbearing years.

On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery you are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse and midwife – a highly capable individual who is qualified to work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in general nursing and midwifery practice settings.

The versatility of the nurse and midwife is becoming increasingly important in the provision of Australian and international health services.

This joint qualification will make you highly employable in many practice settings, especially rural and remote areas where multi-skilled practitioners are highly valuable.

As a nursing graduate you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to be a competent beginning-level registered nurse who can provide leadership and care across the age continuum, with the scope to provide care in clinical environments, including acute care, primary health care and health promotion.

As a midwifery graduate you will add to the above capabilities the specialist knowledge to provide care to mothers and babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period, including emergencies. Throughout the course, you will connect theory to clinical practice, undertaking clinical experience in diverse settings throughout Victoria and major metropolitan teaching facilities such as Monash Medical Centre, The Alfred, Peninsula Health and others.

You may also have the invaluable opportunity to study and participate in clinical placements in Sweden or the UK, under our successful student exchange programs. Completion of the course will lead to eligibility for registration as a registered nurse and a registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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At a glance

ATAR

84.35 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
75.25 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Scholars Program)
Accreditation This course is accredited in Australia
2017 Course Handbook

"During my midwifery placements I have experienced all stages of the childbearing process, from attending antenatal clinics and classes to labour, birth and the postnatal period including extended postnatal care."

- Shayana, Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

"Caring for a particular patient, I felt that I learnt a lot about myself from the experience and I realised the potential a nurse has to make a difference to the patients and their families."

- Michael, Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL Successful completion of any mathematics subject. N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least 60% average. Students with a Certificate IV in Health (Nursing) or a Diploma of Nursing are eligible to apply. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University: Two single units from a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but additional units, particularly science units from the Bachelor of Nursing, may enhance the chance of selection.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Police checks

Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.

Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

Drug Administration Policy

Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).

Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)
Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M3007

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6349

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops through theme studies in the human bioscience, the sociocultural context of health and illness, clinical assessment and nursing practice, midwifery theory and practice and professional practice, which come together in nursing and midwifery practice as demonstrated in the clinical placement units.