February 28, 2014
Article by Global Pre-Meds
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If you are passionate about caring for people and are interested in becoming a registered nurse, a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Newcastle offers you an excellent program.
The University’s nursing degree includes 800 hours of clinical experience both on and off campus, which will help you to graduate with the skills and knowledge to jump into a challenging and rewarding career.
The Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of Newcastle is a 3 year, full-time or part-time equivalent course. During this time, students will get the opportunity to study a wide range of courses including nursing theory and practice in primary, secondary and tertiary nursing, mental health and aged care.
The University’s nursing degree offers students plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and placements at three locations – Newcastle (Callaghan), Port Macquarie and Central Coast (Ourimbah). Nursing students get the opportunity to work in varied clinical facilities including acute care, medical-surgical, community, mental health, and aged-care establishments. The University’s Department of Rural Health at Tamworth also provides interdisciplinary rural-health placements. Hands-on clinical experience is also undertaken in the university’s world-class facilities in laboratories on campus.
To apply for the nursing program at the University of Newcastle, you must be a minimum of 16 years of age on 1st March of the year that you are applying for admission. Those who are not yet 16 years of age may apply directly to the Vice-Chancellor for consideration.
If English is not your first language, you will need to take a mandated English test to satisfy the university’s English language proficiency requirements.
All applications to the nursing program will have to be submitted online to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). The Universities Admissions Centre receives and processes applications for most universities in the region.
Students who have completed their undergraduate studies in nursing, can undertake further postgraduate studies in areas such as mental health nursing, nurse practitioner, advanced nursing or applied management (nursing). The school’s highly experienced faculty provides expertise across a wide range of clinical specialties including aged care, mental health, symptom management, health professional education and clinical practice development.