Why change the programs?


What does this mean for me? 


Can I change to another program or hospital in 2018? 

Why change the programs?

In line with Australian Nursing and Midwfiery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accreditation requirements, over the past two years the School has been reviewing our nursing and midwifery undergraduate programs. 

As a result of consultation with students, healthcare providers, industry partners and healthcare consumers we have redeveloped our programs to build on the successes of our current programs to more fully equip our students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as nurses and midwives of the future.

Some of the changes to the programs are required by ANMAC and apply to all nursing and midwifery programs in Australia.

Our redeveloped programs will include greater focus on developing science knowledge, including pharmacology and will include a course related to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our courses will be taught over the semester (13 week courses) allowing for greater immersion in the content and more opportunities to provide feedback for learning. Our clinical practice model and hours remain largely unchanged.

We will continue to offer the highest number of clinical hours in any nursing/midwifery program in Queensland, however there will be improved processes to provide feedback during clinical placement.  

Information sessions regarding this change were held on 3 October 2017 and 9 October 2017.  For your reference the sessions were recorded and are available online. Please see the below resources:

The below information provides a guide for students regarding the changes. For advice about your specific situation, you are welcome to contact the School via nmsw@enquire.uq.edu.au or 3365 2068.

What does this mean for me?

I will be in Year 2 of a Bachelor of Nursing in 2018

BN students progressing to Year 2 in 2018 will transfer to the new curriculum and follow the new program course list from Year 2, Semester 1. The below table lists the study plan students will follow for 2018 and 2019:

Semester 1, 2018 Semester 2, 2018

BIOM2070 Integrated Biomedical Sciences for Nursing

NUMW2101 Mental Health

NURS2102 Acute Care Nursing

NURS2103 Clinical Nursing Practice 3

INDH2107 Working with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People

NURS2104 Child & Family Nursing

NURS2105 Managing Chronic Health Issues

NURS2106 Clinical Nursing Practice 4

Semester 1, 2019 Semester 2, 2019

NUMW3101 Evidence Based Practice

NURS3102 Clinical Nursing Practice 5

NUMW3103 Professional Practice 2

NURS3104 Clinical Nursing Practice 6

I will be in Year 2 of a Bachelor of Midwifery in 2018

BMid students progressing to Year 2 in 2018 will transfer to the new curriculum and follow the new program course list from Year 2, Semester 1. The below table lists the study plan students will follow for 2018 and 2019.

Semester 1, 2018 Semester 2, 2018

BIOM2071 Integrated Biomedical Sciences for Midwifery

MIDW2102 Health Complexities in Pregnancy

MIDW2103 Clinical Midwifery Practice 3

NUMW2101 Mental Health

INDH2107 Working with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People

MIDW2104 Postpartum and Infancy

MIDW2105 Critical Illness in the Mother and Neonate

MIDW2106 Clinical Midwifery Practice 4

Semester 1, 2019 Semester 2, 2019

MIDW3102 Clinical Midwifery Practice 5

MIDW3105 Women Centered Care towards a Philosophy of Practice

NUMW3101 Evidence Based Practice

MIDW3104 Clinical Midwifery Practice 6

NUMW3103 Professional Practice 2

 

I will be in Year 3 of a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery in 2018

There is no change. BN and BMid students going into Year 3 in 2018 will remain in the pre-2018 program, thus there will be no change to the course list that these students will follow.

I will be in Year 2 of a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery in 2018

Students in the dual degree program who are going into Year 2 in 2018 will transfer to the new curriculum and follow the new curriculum course list from Year 2, Semester 1. The below table lists the study plan students will follow for 2018, 2019 and 2020:

Semester 1, 2018 Semester 2, 2018

BIOM2070 Integrated Biomedical Sciences for Nursing

NUMW2101 Mental Health

NURS2102 Acute Care Nursing

NURS2103 Clinical Nursing Practice 3

HLTH1000 Professions, People and Healthcare

NURS2104 Child & Family Nursing

NURS2105 Managing Chronic Health Issues

NURS2106 Clinical Nursing Practice 4

Semester 1, 2019 Semester 2, 2019

BIOM2071 Integrated Biomedical Sciences for Midwifery

MIDW2102 Health Complexities in Pregnancy

MIDW2103 Clinical Midwifery Practice 3

MIDW3105 Women Centered Care towards a Philosophy of Practice

INDH2107 Working with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People

MIDW2104 Postpartum and Infancy

MIDW2105 Critical Illness in the Mother and Neonate

MIDW2106 Clinical Midwifery Practice 4

Semester 1, 2020 Semester 2, 2020

MIDW3104 Clinical Midwifery Practice 6

NUMW3101 Evidence Based Practice

NUMW3103 Professional Practice 2

NURS3104 Clinical Nursing Practice 6

I will be in Year 3 of a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery in 2018

Students in the dual degree program who are going into Year 3 in 2018 will continue to progress to their midwifery year, however students will enrol into midwifery courses from the new curriculum. The below table lists the study plan students will follow for 2018 and 2019:

Semester 1, 2018 Semester 2, 2018

BIOM2071 Integrated Biomedical Sciences for Midwifery

MIDW2102 Health Complexities in Pregnancy

MIDW2103 Clinical Midwifery Practice 3

MIDW3105 Woman-centred Care towards a Philosophy of Practice

INDH2107 Working with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People

MIDW2104 Postpartum and Infancy

MIDW2105 Critical Illness in the Mother and Neonate

MIDW2106 Clinical Midwifery Practice 4

Semester 1, 2019 Semester 2, 2019

NUMW3101 Evidence Based Practice

MIDW3104 Clinical Midwifery Practice 6

NUMW3103 Professional Practice 2

NURS3104 Clinical Nursing Practice 6

I will be in Year 4 of a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery in 2018

There is no change. BN/BMid dual degree students going into Year 4 in 2018 will remain in the pre-2018 program, thus there will be no change to the course list that these students will follow.

Can I change to another program or hospital in 2018?

Changing Home Hospital Group

In 2018 the BN, BMid and BN/BMid programs will each have one QTAC code. Thus if students wish to transfer to a different Home Hospital Group they will be able to submit this request internally. Students no longer need to submit an application via QTAC to change Home Hospital Group. Students will be transferred to their requested Home Hospital Group where there is capacity.

Changing to a new program

Arrangements have been made to allow students who started in the pre-2018 programs to change program whilst transferring to the new curriculum.  These arrangements have been established to maximise the amount of credit available to students when changing program.

In order to change from BN to BMid (or vice versa) or a single program to the BN/BMid program students will need to apply via QTAC.  Once they have been accepted into the new program they should contact the School for credit advice and their study plan.

Program Change

Study Completed in 2017

Credit & Study Plan for 2018

BN to BN/BMid

BN - Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BN/BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BN/BMid course list with some modifications.

BN – Year 2

Eligible for #32 units of credit toward the BN/BMid.

Students enrol in Year 3 of the new BN/BMid course list with some modifications.

BMid to BN/BMid

BMid – Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BN/BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BN/BMid course list.

BMid – Year 2

Eligible for #32 units of credit toward the BN/BMid.

Students enrol in a modified course list in 2018.

BMid to BN

BMid – Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BN.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BN course list.

BMid – Year 2

Eligible for #18 units of credit toward the BN.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BN course list, excluding NURS2101.

BN to BMid

BN – Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BMid course list with some modifications.

BN – Year 2

Eligible for #18 units of credit toward the BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BMid course list with some modifications.

Students who are currently enrolled in the BN/BMid program can apply to change to a single degree (ie the BN or BMid) by lodging a program change request through mySI-net. Students should consult the Academic Calendar for the Semester 1 due date for program change requests through mySI-net.  Credit and study plan are outlined below:

Program Change

Study Completed in 2017

Credit & Study Plan for 2018

BN/BMid to BMid

BN/BMid – Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BMid course list.

BN/BMid – Year 2

Eligible for #18 units of credit toward the BMid.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BMid course list, excluding NURS2101.

BN/BMid – Year 3

Eligible for #32 units of credit toward the BMid.

Students enrol in Year 3 of the pre-2018 BMid course list.

BN/BMid to BN

BN/BMid – Year 1

Eligible for #16 units of credit toward the BN.

Students enrol in Year 2 of the new BN course list.

BN/BMid – Year 2

Eligible for #32 units of credit toward the BN.

Students enrol in Year 3 of the pre-2018 BN course list.

BN/BMid – Year 3

Eligible for #32 units of credit toward the BN.  

Students enrol in Year 3 of the pre-2018 BN course list.