C10123v8 Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International StudiesAward(s): Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)
UAC code: 609150 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 026198M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus
English Language requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and selection criteria for the Enrolled Nurse program are changing for admission in 2021. For 2021 admissions requirements see 2021 Admission Requirements.
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies before 2021 should refer to the course description in the 2020 handbook.
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course completion requirements
Rules and regulations
The Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies combines preparation for the role of the registered nurse with immersion in another language and culture, enhancing professional education and career options. This course is comprised of a comprehensive range of theoretical and clinical nursing subjects that together provide the knowledge, skills and professional values graduates require to provide safe, effective and compassionate nursing care. Our graduates are well prepared for clinical practice and are highly sought after for employment in a wide range of healthcare settings across Australian and internationally.
The School of Nursing & Midwifery at UTS is ranked number 1 in Australia and seventh in the world. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We shape the future of healthcare through clinically relevant and research-inspired teaching and learning. The Bachelor of Nursing course is taught by high profile award-winning educators and researchers as well as experienced practicing clinicians. We use a blend of e-learning and face-to-face approaches to engage, inspire and challenge students and our clinical simulation facilities and the diverse clinical placements experiences provided ensure that students develop high level clinical and critical thinking skills. A wide choice of elective third year subjects allows students to sample different nursing specialties including emergency nursing, theatre, paediatrics, community and primary healthcare, aged care and mental health.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies course are employed in metropolitan, rural and remote settings in a diverse range clinical specialty areas such as general practice, community health, critical care, intensive care, aged care, mental health, operating theatres and paediatrics. Our graduates are also employed as researchers, educators and in leadership roles in government and industry. Advanced career opportunities include working as clinical nurse consultants, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, nurse managers or nurse practitioners.
Course intended learning outcomes
|1.0||Embody a professional disposition committed to excellence, equity and sustainability|
|1.1||Demonstrates an ability to provide holistic and compassionate care that takes into account peoplesí lived experience, views and feelings.|
|1.2||Works in partnership with patients including them in decisions related to their care.|
|1.3||Advocates for people, if required, to ensure that their cultural values and needs are respected.|
|2.0||Engage in person-centred care that is appropriately sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and communities|
|2.1||Demonstrates accountability and responsibility while working within professional codes and standards.|
|2.2||Demonstrates a commitment to social justice, valuing diversity and seeking to address disadvantage and inequity in healthcare.|
|2.3||Demonstrates leadership and the moral courage needed to improve patient outcomes, staff well-being and organisational cultures.|
|3.0||Communicate and collaborate effectively and respectfully with diverse groups|
|3.1||Demonstrates the ability to develop therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries.|
|3.2||Communicates and educates patients in ways that are appropriate to their level of health literacy.|
|3.3||Works in partnership with healthcare providers and other stakeholders toward common goals that prioritise patientsí values, needs and preferences.|
|4.0||Inquire critically to assess a body of evidence to inform practice|
|4.1||Uses information and communication technologies to access valid sources of evidence.|
|4.2||Accesses, appraises and critiques multiple sources of evidence and transfers knowledge to practice.|
|4.3||Accesses, appraises and critiques multiple sources of evidence and transfers knowledge to practice.|
|5.0||Competently apply knowledge and skills to ensure safe and effective nursing practice|
|5.1||Discusses how colonisation and racism impacts the current health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians|
|5.2||Adapts practice to accommodate Indigenous Australiansí cultural needs and values.|
|5.3||Avoids generalisations and stereotypes when discussing the diversity of Indigenous Australians.|
|6.0||Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness|
|6.1||Uses creative and rigorous thinking skills to identify and address novel and emergent healthcare problems.|
|6.2||Uses clinical reasoning skills to accurately assess, interpret and respond to patient data in a systematic and timely manner.|
|6.3||Critically reflects on and learns from previous experiences to improve future practice.|
|7.0||The knowledge and skills required for safe and effective patient care|
|7.1||Demonstrates technical and non-technical skills in the provision of safe effective, legal and ethical nursing care.|
|7.2||Recognises and responds to human and systems factors that have the potential to jeopardise patient safety.|
|7.3||Maintains capability to practice taking responsibility for personal factors that have the potential to negatively impact patient safety.|
|INT.1.1||Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.|
|INT.2.0||Critical and Creative Inquiry|
|INT.2.1||Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.|
|INT.2.2||Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods in International Studies.|
|INT.3.0||International and Intercultural Engagement|
|INT.3.1||Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.|
|INT.3.2||Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.|
|INT.4.1||Value Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty in Australian and international settings.|
|INT.5.1||Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.|
|INT.6.1||Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.|
INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Nursing (C10122).
There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Any two units of English (nursing component). There are no prior language requirements for the international studies component.
Any two units of science and any two units of mathematics are recommended (nursing component).
UTS offers an accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program to students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV/Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, and to students who have completed a bachelor degree in another discipline within the past eight years. The focus of the previous bachelor's degree should have a human physical/behavioural science base and should reflect the student's attainment of communication and academic writing skills. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis. Enrolled nurses receive 48 credit points of exemption and graduates receive 24 credit points of exemption. Applicants must have completed their qualification by December of the previous year to be eligible for the accelerated program. Spaces are limited in these accelerated programs and offers are based on competition.
Course duration and attendance
The course duration is five years of full-time study. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.
Students are required to complete 240 credit points of study comprising 144 credit points in nursing and 96 credit points in international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years.
Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.
Industrial training/professional practice
This course includes extensive clinical practice, which is a compulsory component of the course, commencing in the first session. Students may be required to complete clinical practice during the session break period.
Course completion requirements
|CBK90005 Country major choice||96cp|
|STM91471 Standard Program||144cp|
The example programs shown are for a standard-entry student who has chosen Germany as the International Studies major; and for an accelerated program graduate-entry student who has chosen Spain as the International Studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.
|Standard, full time|
|93201 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 A||6cp|
|91562 Health and Homeostasis 1||6cp|
|93202 Preparation for Clinical Practice||6cp|
|93203 Healthcare Communication||6cp|
|93204 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1B||6cp|
|91561 Health and Homeostasis 2||6cp|
|93205 Health and Society||6cp|
|93206 Introduction to Clinical Practice||6cp|
|93207 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2A||6cp|
|93208 Clinical Practice 2A||6cp|
|97601 German Language and Culture 1||8cp|
|976001 Foundations in International Studies||8cp|
|93210 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2B||6cp|
|93211 Clinical Practice 2B||6cp|
|97602 German Language and Culture 2||8cp|
|93212 Indigenous Health and Well-Being||6cp|
|93209 Nursing Care of the Older Person||6cp|
|91529 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1||6cp|
|97603 German Language and Culture 3||8cp|
|93213 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing||6cp|
|97604 German Language and Culture 4||8cp|
|976421 Contemporary Germany||8cp|
|977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany||24cp|
|978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany||24cp|
|93214 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3A||6cp|
|93216 Clinical Practice 3A||6cp|
|91530 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2||6cp|
|Select 6 credit points from the following:||6cp|
|93217 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3B||6cp|
|93218 Empathy and Compassion for Nursing Practice||6cp|
|93219 Transition to Professional Practice||6cp|
|93220 Leading, Teaching and Mentoring||6cp|
Rules and regulations
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes. There are eight domains of inherent requirements in the Bachelor of Nursing. Some domains have a number of sub-domains. The domains are:
- Ethical behaviour
- Behavioural stability
- Sensory ability
- Strength and mobility
- Sustainable performance.
It is a requirement of this course to complete a number of clinical placements. Clinical placements involve a nursing student going into a clinical setting to undertake the practical components of the course required for registration. If a student has a condition or disability that prevents them from completing a placement, completion of the degree may be hindered. Students should consult the full inherent requirements.
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (C09018) is available to eligible students with an additional year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. See the faculty rules for more information.
Further information is available from: