Nursing courses

3.64 out of 5 from 11 reviews
Bachelor Degree
Melbourne
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

ACU is the largest provider of nurses in Australia. Our close links with hospitals and health care partners guarantee clinical experience in diverse settings. The Bachelor of Nursing develops caring professional nurses who are proactive and adaptable, competent and ethical clinicians, and creative and critical thinkers.

Across the course theory will be consistently embedded in clinical practice through the inclusion of one Integrating Practice unit every semester. Clinical placement areas include aged care, community nursing, high dependency nursing, medical/surgical nursing, mental health, paediatrics, palliative care, and perioperative nursing. You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Pending meeting local registration requirements, Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers as a Registered Nurse within the health care industry including:

aged care nursing
community care nursing
medical/surgical nursing
mental health nursing
paediatric nursing
Careers

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Nursing Australian Catholic University - ACU based on 11 reviews
Rating
3.64
Job prospects
4.55
Teachers
4.18
Course work
4.18
Time worthy
4.0
Money Worthy
4.0



Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: 1. Great placement options
2. Hands on learning
3. Great curriculum

Negatives: None so far

My advice to future students is: Do not skip on the practicals

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March 2018
Year completed 2017

The course does not prepare you practically enough. Theoretically they are fantastic. But practically i was under prepared to commence my career

My advice to future students is: You only get out of tutorials what you put in. Ask lots of questions and answer the tutor when they ask the class a question. The more you engage ...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive-placements are organised thoroughly in advance and we are given a good amount of time to prepare
Negative- I do not like the IBL method they use to teach (getting into groups and answering questions every single class). I feel like I don’t learn as much as I can

My advice to future students is: Be organised and ...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive; everything is gone through in detail, there is a lot of help provided at uni
Negative; there are no negative aspects

My advice to future students is: Go to orientation day to get the most information about uni

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

It is flexible for me as I work full time and can attend evening classes

My advice to future students is: Take up additional support services provided if you need assistance eg. essay writing

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

The course provides opportunities for student doing research .

My advice to future students is: Personally, I would like to receive more study kits like suggestions and tips for essay writing as an International student.

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Lectures are great and tutors. Clinical coordinator isn't very nice and the way they deal with people who have a physical disability

My advice to future students is: Choose wisely as to what university you attend

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: ACU has access to clinical practice labs that are very similar to what you may encounter in your nursing. The patients/dummies have medical histories, drug charts and some contain fake blood. This hands-on training is vital when learning certain procedures such as blood taking. Not only do you learn practical skill...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Nursing at ACU is truly amazing, their connection with the st Vincent’s hospital and epworth has helped me so much. I’ve been able to see all aspects of nursing as I was unsure what type of nurse I want to be. I’ve settled on midwifery. They are great at showing their students exactly what nursing is like and how serious the ...

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January 2018
Year completed 2017

Positive aspect would have to be getting access to the unis facility and equipment that helps with your learning.

Negative aspect would have to be how disorganised the unit and assignment lay outs are.

The course is ok. I'm neutral about whether I'd recommend it

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