Nursing - M2006

Nursing

Bachelor degree

Monash Nursing graduates are sought after worldwide due to the quality of evidence-based teaching and clinical practice experience they receive. The Bachelor of Nursing provides students with the knowledge and clinical skills to provide high-quality nursing care.

You will also have the scope to provide care in multiple settings, including acute care, primary health care, mental health and health promotion. Monash Nursing will prepare you for increasingly complex health care situations in Australia and internationally.

You will gain invaluable skills in clinical decision-making, client care, communication, cultural competence and research, developed through extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings.

This is underpinned and strengthened by Monash University’s links to world-class medical researchers and major teaching hospitals.

Throughout the course you will connect theory to clinical practice, with plenty of opportunities for clinical experience in diverse settings throughout Victoria. You may also take up the opportunity to study and undertake clinical placements in Sweden or the UK, through our successful student exchange programs.

Your clinical and professional skills will be reinforced through time spent working with excellent mentors and students enrolled in other health science courses (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, paramedic practice, medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, social work), enabling you to develop the important capacity for interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.

Very high achieving students can apply for access to our Scholars Program, which provides a range of extracurricular opportunities to engage with research staff and the advanced technical facilities used for research.

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At a glance

ATAR - Clayton

75.55 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
65.65 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

ATAR - Peninsula

70.25 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
61.75 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Scholars Program)
See course requirements

“Choosing where to study nursing was easy, as Monash University has one of the best reputations in Australia. The Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) is an amazing place, set up just like a hospital where we practice our clinical skills. It has mannequins for us to practice on, programmed to make noises and exhibit particular symptoms, which is great for enhancing …

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The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash is one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia. Find out why our students chose to study with us.

“The smaller campus experience at Peninsula is fantastic because it has a community feel. I also really enjoy the opportunity we have to socialise and work with students from other allied health courses so that we can begin our interdisciplinary relationships early.” - Paraskevi Loupis

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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 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. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission (Certificate IV in Health (Nursing) or a Diploma of Nursing). 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 be useful for selection.

Bridging course: Monash offers a pathway to Nursing through the one-year, full-time Diploma of Tertiary Studies at the Peninsula Campus. Applicants seeking entry via this pathway must demonstrate successful completion of all units and at least 55% average over the course.

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

If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway course Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DOTS), TAFE Certificate IV in Health (Nursing), TAFE Diploma of Nursing.

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. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Students can only apply through VTAC.
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2006

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 human bioscience; the sociocultural context of health and illness; clinical assessment and nursing practice; and professional practice, which come together in nursing practice as demonstrated in the final year clinical placement units.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.