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CQ23 - Bachelor of Nursing

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing aims to provide students with the theoretical, practical and research knowledge required to be a competent and effective Registered Nurse.  On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, the graduate is eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) General with the
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. To be accepted for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, graduates are required to disclose; any criminal history, physical and/or psychological impairments and meet specific English language standards. For further clarification of these requirements contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

Students who have completed a Diploma in Nursing qualification or equivalent are eligible to apply for credit for up to eight courses.

 



 

Career Information

The broad nature of nursing allows opportunities for employment and specialisation in areas as varied as acute hospital services, community health services, mental health services, residential care services, indigenous health services, and remote and rural health services.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BN
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Residential schools scheduled for Term 3 will not be available on all campuses, please check the location of each residential school.
Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2015

Residential schools scheduled for Term 3 will not be available on all campuses, please check the location of each residential school.
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Internal classes will only be offered in years 1 and 2 at Bundaberg campus. Year 3 will be offered in distance education mode from Bundaberg campus.
Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2016

Residential schools scheduled for Term 3 will not be available on all campuses, please check the location of each residential school.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2015

Residential schools scheduled for Term 3 will not be available on all campuses, please check the location of each residential school.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Internal classes will only be offered in years 1 and 2 at Bundaberg campus. Year 3 will be offered in distance education mode from Bundaberg campus.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Rockhampton
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement


The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for a health-related course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Entry Requirements

International Students

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7 across all bands and overall; OR
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

International students are required to attend an intensive one week orientation prior to commencing.

NOTE International students need to be aware of the English Requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia that need to be demonstrated prior to registration. Please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for information on this requirement. http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Domestic students

There are no program pre-requisites however Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended. Students without Senior English, Senior Science and Senior Mathematics are strongly recommended to undertake one of the following access programs:

  • Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)
  • Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) 
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses.
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Practicum/Work Placement

NURS11154 - Clinical placement 80 hours
NURS13126 - Clinical Placement 120 hours
NURS13119 - Clinical Placement 240 hours
NURS11156 - Clinical placement 160 hours
NURS12146 - Clinical placement 120 hours
NURS13129 - Clinical Placement 120 hours

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 696
2020 3161
2019 2936
2018 2890
2017 2681
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy, Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedure, Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure, Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).  
  • Treating personal information obtained in classroom and clinical settings as private and confidential.
  • Respecting an individual's/group's diversity by demonstrating sensitivity to religious cultural and individual differences.
  • Demonstrating an ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas and issues and take responsibility for ensuring awareness of ethical behaviour.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being receptive and responding appropriately to different viewpoints, to constructive feedback and to direction from academics and clinical staff.
  • Interacting positively and effectively in groups with other students while attending activities related to the course.
  • Contributing to on-line discussion forums and tutorials with peers and academics whilst using respectful language and tone.
  • Coping with your own emotions, responses and behaviour effectively when dealing with challenging situations in the clinical setting.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the requirement for student registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Adhering to the policies, procedures, guidelines and statements specific to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Complying with mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Understanding and adhering to professional policy around the use of social media.
  • Undertaking nursing care within the scope of practice relevant to the required knowledge and level of progression through your course of study.
  • Understanding and adhering to legal requirements associated with the administration of medications.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Responding appropriately to a care request in the clinical environment.
  • Providing the health care team with verbal handover reports related to patient care.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course.
  • Incorporating the use of effective non-verbal cues such as eye contact when communicating with academics and peers during activities related to the course, building positive learning relationships.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of the health care team, peers, patients and others and responding appropriately during clinical placement.
  • Constructing your assessment work to academic standards with attention to grammar and punctuation.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and easily understood written form for assessment requirements.
  • Constructing a legible nursing report in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately documenting in patients' charts and records meeting legal and professional requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies.
  • Regularly accessing the internet for research, and email for communication with peers and university staff.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and performing clinical skills within reasonable set timeframes.
  • Applying knowledge of policy and procedures in the clinical setting.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge and understanding of health history when undertaking patient assessment during admissions in clinical practice.
  • Actively listening to information within a variety of academic and clinical situations.
  • Paraphrasing, summarising and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions associated with the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing format used by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences.
  • Reading and accurately interpreting plans of care and medication orders for patients.
  • Completing nursing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Performing accurate drug calculations in a timely manner in medication administration assessments and in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrating accurate recording on a fluid balance chart.
  • Recognising when a calculator may have given an incorrect answer.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focussing on and recognising objects that are either near or far, e.g. reading learning resources such as lecture and tutorial screens face-to-face on-campus or on-line, reading examination papers and/or on-line computer quizzes; or during clinical placement.
  • Observing non-verbal behaviour and other situations in a variety of professional settings.
  • Accurately drawing up and administering medication.
  • Observing and detecting subtle changes in wounds.
  • Detecting changes in skin colour and general tissue perfusion.
  • Hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
  • Accurately interpreting the verbal communication and direction of clinical staff during emergency situations.
  • Accurately detecting a blood pressure measurement, listening to heart, lung and bowel sounds by auscultation using a stethoscope.
  • Responding to a care request by activation of a call bell or calls for help.
  • Detecting changes in circulation observations e.g. assessing skin temperature and palpating pulses.
  • Conducting a physical assessment detecting anatomical abnormalities e.g. swelling or alteration in texture.
  • Using touch appropriately as an alternative means of conveying positive messages to patients such as emotional support and encouragement.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Adhering to the registered nurse standards for practice, in particular Standard 2
  • Establishing, sustaining and concluding relationships in a way that differentiates the boundaries between professional and personal relationships.
  • Communicating effectively and being respectful of a person's dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights.
  • Recognising that people are the experts in the experience of their life.
  • Providing support and directing people to resources to optimise health related decisions.
  • Advocating on behalf of people in a manner that respects the person's autonomy and legal capacity.
  • Using delegation, supervision, coordination, consultation and referrals in professional relationships to achieve improved health outcomes.
  • Actively fostering a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with health professionals and others, to share knowledge and practice that supports person-centres care.
  • Participating in and/or leading collaborative practice.
  • Reporting notifiable conduct of health professionals, health workers and others.


Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Adhering to the registered nurse standards for practice, in particular Standards 1 and 7.
  • Accessing, analysing and using the best available evidence, that includes research findings for safe quality practice.
  • Developing practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings and beliefs to identify how these shape practice.
  • Respecting all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures.
  • Complying with legislation, common law, policies, guidelines and other standards or requirements relevant to the context of practice when making decisions.
  • Using ethical frameworks when making decisions.
  • Maintaining accurate, comprehensive and timely documentation of assessments, planning, decision making, actions and evaluations.
  • Contributing to quality improvement and relevant research.
  • Evaluating and monitoring progress towards the expected goals and outcomes.
  • Revising the plan based on the evaluation
  • Determining, documenting and communicating further priorities, goals and outcomes with the relevant person. 



Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course.
  • Undertaking examinations and on-line quizzes with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Participating in learning clinical skills and engaging in simulation activities during on-campus learning and teaching situations.
  • Performing consistent care and complete repetitive tasks during clinical practice with sustained concentration and physical energy for an 8 to 12 hour period of time that may be at night.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to the course.
  • Maintaining balance while safely mobilising and transferring individuals or resources.
  • Moving with ease around patients' bedsides, bathrooms and equipment items while performing delivery of care activities and responding to emergency situations.
  • Safely retrieving and utilising stock and equipment.
  • Inserting a urinary catheter.
  • Manipulating intricate surgical instruments and equipment while dressing a wound.
  • Manipulating syringes and needles during preparation and administration of medications addressing safety to self and others.
  • Priming, accurately inserting and setting prescribed rates on an infusion device.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Adhering to the registered nurse standards for practice, in particular Standard 2.
  • Establishing, sustaining and concluding relationships in a way that differentiates the boundaries between professional and personal relationships.
  • Communicating effectively, and being respectful of a person's dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights.
  • Recognising that people are the experts in the experience of their life.
  • Providing support and directing people to resources to optimise health related decisions.
  • Advocating on behalf of people in a manner that respects the person's autonomy and legal capacity.
  • Using delegation, supervision, coordination, consultation and referrals in professional relationships to achieve improved health outcomes.
  • Actively fostering a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with health professionals and others, to share knowledge and practice that supports person-centres care.
  • Participating in and/or leading collaborative practice.
  • Reporting notifiable conduct of health professionals, health workers and others.


 


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Accessing relevant CQUniversity sites to facilitate effective engagement with course content and demonstrating understanding of course requirements.
  • Accessing and entering information into a digital health system to enable safe patient care in the simulated environment and while attending clinical placement.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Build capacity for scholarship and research in the context of knowledge development and innovation in nursing
  • 2. Promote the values of the profession through ongoing development of self and others, leadership, advocacy and positive role modelling
  • 3. Foster inclusive practice with respect to diversity within the health care environment
  • 4. Collaborate in planning and organising person-centred care across a variety of clinical settings and complex situations
  • 5. Exercise professional judgement within scope of practice and in accordance with regulatory frameworks
  • 6. Function safely and competently, drawing upon theoretical and technical knowledge and evidence informed practice
  • 7. Communicate effectively and work within multidisciplinary teams to facilitate positive health outcomes
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 22 Total credit points: 144

There is provision for Enrolled Nurse credit transfers to be provided on an individual basis.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
NURS11146 Professional Nursing Identity
NURS11149 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1
NURS11152 Therapeutic and Professional Communication
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
NURS11153 Health and Behaviour
NURS11154 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2
NHLT12002 Inclusive Practice
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nurses
NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NURS11155 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
NURS12146 Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness
NURS12150 Recovery Approach in Mental Health
NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NHLT13002 Specialisation Project
NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing
NURS13129 Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing
HLTH13034 Health Promotion for Clinicians
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NURS13119 Professional Nursing Practice
NURS13120 Nursing Leadership and Management

One ELECTIVE to be completed in Year 3 Term 2

 

Mid Year Entry

 

For students entering mid-year, the following full-time pathway is available.

 

Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
NURS11146 Professional Nursing Identity
NURS11149 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1
NURS11152 Therapeutic and Professional Communication
Year 1 - Term 3
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NURS11153 Health and Behaviour
BIOH11006 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
NURS11154 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2
NHLT12002 Inclusive Practice
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
NURS12151 Pharmacology for Nurses
NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NURS11155 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
NURS12146 Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness
NURS12150 Recovery Approach in Mental Health
NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NHLT13002 Specialisation Project
NURS13126 Critical Care Nursing
NURS13129 Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing
HLTH13034 Health Promotion for Clinicians
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
NURS13119 Professional Nursing Practice
NURS13120 Nursing Leadership and Management

One ELECTIVE to be completed in Year 3 Term 2

 

 

One ELECTIVE to be completed in Year 2 Term 1

More Details

On commencing the Bachelor of Nursing degree:

Please note: To enable you to be more adequately prepared for study in the course, it is highly recommended that you start this course by enrolling concurrently in:

·         NURS11157 Lifespan Approach to Health and Well-Being; and

·         NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

 

Course Structure

Please be aware that it is essential that you undertake the course in the order that is listed in course structure, as there are pre-requisite units to be complete prior to other units and/or co-requisite units that must be completed together.  

 

It is particularly important to look at clinical placement units and the terms in which they are offered (NB: clinical units in years 2 and 3 of the course are offered only once each year). You are required to successfully complete:

 

NB NURS12158 - this placement may be in 2 x 2 week blocks due to clinical placement being required in both a complex care and mental health setting.


· NURS13136 Clinical Practice 5 in the final term of study to enable the University to be in a position to recommend you for registration at the completion of the degree.

 

Please note that in line with accreditation requirements, aspects of the course may be subject to change during your enrolment. These changes may relate to course structure, unit names and content, clinical placement hours and/or mandatory checks.


Please note that specific requirements for clinical placement in some units may vary due to individual organisational requirements outside of CQU control.

 

Undergraduate Planners for Nursing Students can be found here.

 

Please note that the majority of units on Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Noosa campuses are only available online.


Application for Credit Transfer

Recognition of prior learning: Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary-level studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course, have been successfully completed. The normal maximum amount of credit which may be granted to a prospective student enrolling into the Bachelor of Nursing course is 72 credit points. Credit can only be granted for units and courses satisfactorily completed in the last 7 years at a recognised educational institution including the Diploma of Nursing. 

 

NB: Those applying for credit from a Diploma of Nursing must be registered as a nurse (Division 2) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) before any credit will be offered in a Bachelor of Nursing course. (Unit credit is subject to accreditation and registration requirements.)

 

In cases of prospective students transferring from a pre-registration Bachelor of Nursing course from a recognised educational Australian institution the maximum amount of credit which may be granted will be 96 credit points of the course.

 

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.

 

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.

It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.


Professional Standards and Conduct

You are expected to behave in a professional and appropriate manner. The use of abusive language, threatening behaviour, misuse of campus property and sexual harassment, will not be tolerated.  These misdemeanours will be treated as serious matters and may result in suspension or exclusion.


Please ensure that you are familiar with the Student Charter and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedure, which is available on the CQU website. In addition, nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's professional standards in order to practise in Australia. For more information on the NMBA’s professional standards visit 
http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards.aspx.

 

Registration standards define the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet to be registered.  For more information visit http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx


To ensure patient safety, nurses and midwives are deemed mandatory reporters and under National Law are subject to making notification about notifiable conduct.  For more information about notifiable conduct visit 
http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Notifications/Make-a-complaint/Mandatory-notifications.aspx


It is important to be aware that complaints or concerns can be raised about the health, conduct or performance of a registered health practitioner or student at any time.  For more information about complaints or concerns related to health professionals visit 
http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Notifications/Make-a-complaint.aspx