The course provides a strong academic foundation focusing on competent, culturally appropriate, evidence-based midwifery and nursing practice. The practice-based curriculum blends basic and applied sciences with the art of nursing and woman-centred midwifery care. It prepares practitioners with skills across both nursing and midwifery. Clinical placements ensure that students apply theory to practice in a range of settings, with a focus on practice in rural, remote and tropical contexts. For current course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery at JCU.
The part-time option is only available for Level 1. For Level 2 onwards, students must be enrolled full-time.
Prior to taking professional placements, students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, MMR, varicellla, and pertussis, and current Provide First Aid and CPR certificates. Students must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
QTAC applications for this program close 8 December 2023.
To enrol in this program, English must be your primary language and you must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one or more of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. If you do not meet this criteria, you will be required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information see English Language Proficiency.
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
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Public and private health sectors across a range of health areas.
11 Jan 2024
4 years Full time or 5 years Part time