Following Box Hill Institute’s recent re-accreditation with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, our Nursing department will offer a blended learning delivery version of the Diploma of Nursing in October 2020.
Similar to the standard face-to-face Diploma of Nursing, students undertaking blended learning delivery will study the course over two years, complete a minimum of 400 hours clinical placements and will be qualified to practice as an enrolled nurse upon completion.
Blended delivery will allow busy students the flexibility to complete the course in an online and self-paced environment in conjunction with a once-weekly on-campus experience to complete tutorials, simulation skills labs and assessments. Students will also benefit from access to NurseSIM, a powerful 3D simulation learning tool made up of a suite of nursing clinical skills aligned to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
The blended course will be offered at our Box Hill and Lilydale campuses. Acting Nursing Operations Manager Giselle Mitchell said, this is an exciting initiative that will open doors to a career in nursing for many people who have previously been unable to study due to family, work and other life commitments. She believes blended learning delivery will also lead to greater student engagement and educational outcomes, and said the new delivery mode will cater to a wider range of students with a learning style that is more digitally inclined.
Blended Learning Coordinator Adam Kohm has been working on the blended learning project with the Nursing team. He said, “Collaboration has been a key feature of the project. The Institute’s learning designers and videographers have worked together with teachers to create a high-quality product that students will find enjoyable and engaging.