The Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Rural Health Practice is a four year full-time (part time available) course and provides an opportunity to accelerate completion.
The first two years of the course are identical to the Bachelor of Nursing. The last two years of the course extend the students' range of clinical ability as a means to facilitating more autonomous practice, more co-operative interdisciplinary teamwork and optimal use of limited health care resources. Students will develop a broader range of primary assessment skills, develop advanced practice skills consistent with addressing rural health crises including traumatic, obstetric and mental health emergencies, rural road trauma, and farming and industrial accidents. Students will further develop skills in clinical reasoning and problem solving and expand their ability to plan and provide health education, health screening and health promotional activities. They will extend their insight into the implications of multidisciplinary collaborative care, rural health issues and practice, and the health problems, patterns and needs of diverse population groups, including Indigenous Australians.
This double degree prepares student nurses for rural practice by providing them with expanded industry based clinical exposure in a range of health settings with different professional groups and paves the way for post graduate entry to courses associated with the Nurse Practitioner classification .
Campus & Course Information
This course is offered on-campus in Australia not off-campus. Part-time study is available (day classes only).
The course is offered at: