In the clinical setting you will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. This course has approximately 50 per cent of th...Read more
In the clinical setting you will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. This course has approximately 50 per cent of the program allocated to clinical experience. Students on clinical placements are required to participate in unpaid fully supervised shift work that can include weekend shifts and night duty.
Attendance is mandatory for the clinical component of each unit. 'Make-up' time for any missed shifts will be arranged in consultation with the clinical coordinator on receipt of a medical certificate. If your skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the clinical component of the unit will be denied. You may be withdrawn from a clinical practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
To be eligible for admission, you must have either
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average or
Qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent
and have completed either
A minimum of one six-credit-point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognised tertiary institution or
The Monash Human Biology short course
This course may be suitable for overseas nurses who wish to study nursing at a Group of Eight university in Melbourne and provides a broad educational foundation for general nursing practice and pathways to future professional employment.
Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.
Working with Children checks
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.
Immunisation and infection requirements
In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.
This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.
Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.
Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.
Drug Administration Policy
Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).
Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic).
Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.
* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.
See Domestic Requirements &
IELTS: 6.5 overall with individual scores required for: Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Writing: 6.5, Speaking 7.0.
TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 23.
This course also accepts the Monash English Bridging Program as meeting the English language requirements.