Flinders College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Midwifery which meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s accreditation requirements and provides graduates with the necessary qualification leading to registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia. Key nursing and midwifery practice skills are embedded and assessed in compulsory topics throughout the degrees.
Prospective students are encouraged to become aware of these requirements so that they can make an informed judgement about their ability to fulfil them before enrolling in the course.
Many of the activities associated with the professional practice of a registered nurse or midwife are time sensitive, where the capacity to perform certain activities within specified time limits is required to reduce or avoid risks to the safety and wellbeing of patients, women, babies and nursing and midwifery staff.
Flinders University is committed to providing an inclusive environment and community for all students and staff, regardless of their ability or disability. Students may be provided with adjustments in teaching and/or assessment methods, provided such adjustments do not compromise the safety or wellbeing of any person, and technical and academic standards are maintained.
Students who anticipate that they might experience challenges in meeting the inherent requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss their concerns with a Disability Advisor in the first instance. The Student Disability Service is free and confidential to prospective and enrolled students.
The core observational skills for this course include:
At a distance:
Close at hand:
The core communication skills for this course include:
Speech - a student must have the capacity/ability to:
Hearing - a student must have the capacity/ability to:
Writing - a student must have the capacity/ability to:
Reading - a student must have the capacity/ability to:
The core motor skills for this course must be sustainable and can be divided into fine and gross motor skills.
The required sustainable motor skills include the capacity/ability to:
The required fine motor skills include the capacity/ability to:
The gross motor skills and mobility that are required include the capacity/ability to:
The core behavioural and social skills for this course that are required include the capacity/ability to:
The social skills that are required include the capacity/ability to:
Intellectual, conceptual, integrative and numerical abilities are required in the Bachelor of Nursing and the Bachelor of Midwifery programs.
For example, reasoning, problem-solving, and synthesis of information occur in a clinical context in which decisions and actions are required within defined timeframes.
Timeliness (e.g. completing a task in a safe/appropriate time frame) is a factor in relation to the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and numerical skills required as part of this program).
The types of reasoning that are required include the capacity/ability for:
The required ability to synthesise information includes the capacity/ability to:
These are all core requirements of the courses because Nursing and Midwifery practice involves care of the whole person (physical, mental, emotional, sociocultural, spiritual and psychological). Nurses and midwives need to have a wide range of skills in order to meet accreditation requirements, registering authority requirements, and the provision of timely, safe and effective health care to patients, women and babies.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, as an education provider, has a legal responsibility for making sure they have provided the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery board of Australia (NMBA), with the details of all students enrolled in an approved program of study or who are undertaking clinical training. The Board may refuse student registration for one or more of the following reasons:
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