Bachelor of Midwifery (Post Registration) (Registered Nurse Entry)

Flinders University

This Bachelor of Midwifery (Registered Nurse Entry) offers registered nurses who are graduates of a nursing degree and/or hold a current practising certificate as a registered nurse the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills gained from nursing practice and develop these into a midwifery practice context and prepare students to practice in the role of a registered midwife.The curriculum reflects the philosophy that midwifery is a profession in its own right. The degree will provide learning opportunities in order to prepare each graduate to function as a safe and competent women-centred midwife able to meet the National Competency Standards for the Midwife of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must (1) be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and (2) hold a current practising certificate. Where there are more applicants than places available, those with a bachelor degree will be ranked on academic merit; those who are hospital-trained will be ranked on the basis of relevant work experience - such applicants are therefore advised to provide details of their work experience when applying.

Structure:

This degree provides registered nurses with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for them to demonstrate midwifery competencies and practise as registered midwives at the completion of the degree. Professional experience placements will be undertaken for the duration of the degree in agencies and hospitals in South Australia. Professional experience placements will include morning, afternoon, night, weekend and public holiday shifts and may be rostered at any time in the calendar year.

Subjects you can Study:

Midwifery

Further information:

Please note, pre-placement requirements may be required as outlined by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Not all core topics are available in each semester: therefore a change in mode of study from full-time to part-time or vice versa is likely to interrupt the program of study. The Course Coordinator will advise students on the best pathway to completion.

Recognition:

Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered midwife.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Midwife,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online No info No Online 2 years
Bedford Park No info No Part time 4 years
Bedford Park No info No Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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