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Nursing Career Advancement Program – Outcomes Based Assessment (NCAP – OBA)

Quick Facts

Part-1

  • Delivery Mode:
    Online

  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $2,000

  • Course duration:
    12 Weeks

Part-2

  • Delivery Mode:
    On-Campus

  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $5,500

  • Course duration:
    6 Weeks

Introduction

In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) transitioned to an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who meet the AHPRA registration standards. With this new system, the bridging program has been now replaced by Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA).

To assist the nurses in preparing for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as part of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia, the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) has developed the Nursing Career Advancement Program for National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). NCAP for NCLEX – RN is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

*Please Note: This course does not lead directly to registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia.

Scholarships available: Click here to know more

Changes in the Nursing Registration Process

The New Nursing Registration process comprises of 7 steps:

If you are an internationally qualified nurse or midwife (IQNM) who wishes to register in Australia, you will need to complete the Self-check before applying for registration. This is an online check where you will need to enter your qualification information into the Self-check. Based on your qualification you will be assigned to one of three streams for registration.

The three streams are:

  • Stream A – IQNMs who hold a qualification considered to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification
  • Stream B – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is relevant to the profession, but is not substantially equivalent, nor based on similar competencies to an approved qualification
  • Stream C – IQNMs who hold a qualification that is not substantially equivalent or relevant to an approved qualification

There is no fee to use the Self-check.

IQNMs that do not hold a relevant qualification (under section 53 of the National Law) or do not meet the required assessment criteria will need to upgrade their qualification in Australia before being eligible to apply for registration.  Click here to know more.

Those who successfully complete the self-check must proceed in the IQNM assessment process.

For IQNM assessment process students will need to pay a non-refundable assessment fee of $640 AUD.

This fee contributes towards AHPRA’s costs in checking IQNM documentation provided, and for the IQNM to undertake their orientation.

90 mins of video orientation and quiz based on that video.

At this stage you will have to upload all the attested documents as required.

Multiple choice questions exam, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is an online test taken through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.

For registered nurses, the NCLEX-RN registration fee is $200 USD (Approx. AUD 288), plus an additional international scheduling fee of $150 USD (Approx. AUD 216) ($350 USD in total) (Approx. AUD 504).

A clinical exam to assess whether candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which Registered Nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nurses are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate the safe practical application of nursing skills.

The fee for sitting the OSCE is $4,000 AUD. The OSCE fee replaces previous bridging program fees from private providers. This fee pays for AHPRA’s costs in running and maintaining the OSCE. AHPRA and the NMBA are funded only by fees, which must cover all costs of assessing IQNMs for registration in Australia.

The last part of the process before the registration.

For more Information

Nursing Career Advancement Program for National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCAP for NCLEX-RN)

NCAP – OBA: Part I

NCAP for NCLEX – RN

Duration: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode: Online

Course Fee: $2,000

*Scholarships available

Please Note: This course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia. NCAP for NCLEX – RN is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

Introduction

In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) transitioned to an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who meet the AHPRA registration standards. With this new system, the bridging program has been now replaced by Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA).

To assist the nurses in preparing for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as part of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia, the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) has developed the Nursing Career Advancement Program for National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). NCAP for NCLEX – RN is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

What is NCLEX RN?

What is NCLEX – MCQ exam?

The multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam assesses the candidate’s professional knowledge. There are separate exams for internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) intending to register in Australia as a registered nurse (RN), enrolled nurse (EN), or midwife:

The RN MCQ exam is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops and delivers the NCLEX-RN through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.

(source: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Accreditation/IQNM/Examination/Multiple-choice-question-exam.aspx )

How to book your NCLEX-RN exam?

Follow the following steps to get ready for your NCLEX-RN exam in Australia:

8 CRITICAL STEPS TO BOOK YOUR NCLEX-RN EXAMINATION

  • 1) Receive approval from the AHPRA to proceed to the NCLEX examination
  • 2) Register and pay the exam fee at Pearson VUE online or call Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services at your center of convenience
  • 3) Receive Acknowledgement of Receipt of NCLEX Registration from Pearson VUE by email
  • 4) AHPRA makes you eligible to test in the Pearson VUE system
  • 5) Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) email from Pearson VUE. Must test within the validity dates on the ATT (90 days). There are no extensions
  • 6) Schedule your exam appointment at Pearson VUE online or by calling Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services
  • 7) Arrive for the exam appointment with acceptable identification (passport required for all international appointments)and complete your exam
  • 8) Receive your official results from AHPRA up to six weeks after your exam

WHAT questions can you expect in Australian NCLEX RN Examination?

1) Multiple Choice (Single Answer) Question

Three components of the multiple-choice question are as follows:

  • The stem of the question. The stem includes the situation that describes the client, his or her problems or health care needs, and other relevant information. It also includes a question or an incomplete statement. This is the question that you must answer.
  • Three incorrect answers, referred to here as distracters.
  • The correct answer.
2) Multiple Choice Multiple Response Items (Select All That Apply-Sata)

Multiple response questions/ Select all that apply require you to select all relevant answer choices that apply from among five or six answer options.

3) Hot-Spot Questions

“Hot spot” Questions require you to identify a “hot spot” or specific area on a graphic image by clicking on the correct area with the mouse

4) Chart/ Exhibit Format
  • Chart/exhibit questions require you to click on the exhibit button on the screen to display charts and/or exhibits that provide information needed to answer the question.
  • You then select the correct choice from among four multiple-choice answer options.
5) Fill In The Blank

Fill-in-the-blank questions require you to calculate a number and then type it into a blank space provided after the question. Drug calculation questions are generally fill in the blank questions.

6) Drag-Drop/Ordered Response Questions

Drag-and-drop / ordered response questions ask you to arrange answers in a specific order.

7) Audio-Item Questions
  • Audio item questions present you with an audio clip that you listen to on using headphones provided at the center.
  • After listening to the clip, you must select the correct choice from among four multiple-choice answer options.
8) Graphic Questions

Graphics questions present you with graphics instead of text as the four multiple-choice answer options.

IHM’s faculty includes highly skilled, well experienced Australian Registered Nurses who help students understand the foundation of nursing in Australia and nurture them to strive for the best. Since 2019, IHM has trained over 1700 IQNMs to get registered in Australia through the bridging program. With immense knowledge and experience, IHM has formulated this course to help nurses overcome OBA – MCQ exam.

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Through the program, nurses will learn about the Australian Healthcare system, the diversity of Australian culture and more importantly the standards of nursing practice required by Australian employers. NCAP for NCLEX – RN will build on the foundation of your professional knowledge and skills in nursing.

Get started with NCAP for NCLEX – RN

About the program:

NCAP- OBA (MCQ Preparation) is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

This nursing program will provide International nurses the opportunity to study content relevant to nursing care in Australia, allowing them to review their nursing knowledge through continuous assessment reviews to prepare them for the OBA-NCLEX exam. This course aims to merge their previous nursing knowledge, experience, nursing skills and life experiences and provide them with new knowledge about the Australian healthcare system, Australian Registered Nurse Standards of Practice and the Australian National Quality and Safety Health Standards.

The course promotes an environment of critical enquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of nursing knowledge, in preparation to be skilled, competent, confident, critical thinking registered nurses in Australia.

Course Structure

  • Duration : 13 weeks (including Orientation week)
  • Orientation: 1 Week
  • Delivery : Online

Course Units

  • NAU 001: MCQ Exam for RNs

Course Fees

  • Total course fee $3500

Admission Requirement

  • The applicant must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in their home country

Course Start Dates


Online Delivery

  • Aug 30, 2021
  • Oct 11, 2021
  • Nov 29, 2021
  • Jan 31, 2022

Why should you choose NCAP for NCLEX-RN at IHM?

24*7 Student Support

Student welfare, administrative and educational support are paramount to IHM from the moment of application to the time of graduation and beyond. Whatever the mode of delivery – face-to-face, blended or online – students are supported and motivated on a one-on-one basis by the institute’s lecturers. IHM’s student support officers are available 24*7 to help students, if needed.

Excellent Online learning platform

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Experienced and Highly Skilled Faculty

IHM’s teaching faculty includes members with immense skills and years of experience. They not only help the students to understand the foundation of nursing in Australia but also nurture and empower them to strive for the best.

Everything you need to know about the Australian MCQ (NCLEX-RN) | A success story

Nursing Career Advancement Program for Objective Clinical Structured Examination (NCAP- OSCE)

NCAP – OBA : Part II

NCAP for OSCE

Duration: 6 weeks

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Course Fee: $5,500

*Scholarships available

Please Note: This course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia. NCAP for NCLEX – OSCE is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Objective Clinical Structured Examination as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

Introduction

In March 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) transitioned to an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who meet the AHPRA registration standards. With this new system, the bridging program has been now replaced by Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA).

To assist the internationally qualified nurses in preparing for the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) as part of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia, the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) has developed the Nursing Career Advancement Program – OSCE (Part II).

NCAP – OBA is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and practical skills to help them to prepare for both the modules of the Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

*Please Note: This course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia.

What is OSCE

The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is a clinical exam to assess the candidate’s knowledge, skills and competence at the graduate-level nurse or midwife from an Australian NMBA-approved program of study.

(source: https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Accreditation/IQNM/Examination/Objective-structured-clinical-exam.aspx)

IHM’s faculty includes highly skilled, well experienced Australian Registered Nurses who help students understand the foundation of nursing in Australia and nurture them to strive for the best. Since 2019, IHM has trained over 1700 IQNMs to get registered in Australia through the bridging program. With immense knowledge and experience, IHM has formulated this course to help nurses overcome OBA.

All IHM campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art simulation centres that provide Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) simulation and practice sessions for nurses preparing for OSCE. Through the program, nurses will learn about the practices in the Australian Healthcare system, the diversity of Australian culture and more importantly the standards of nursing practice required by Australian employers.

NCAP-OSCE will build on the foundation of your knowledge and skills in nursing practice.

OSCE Journey

For more information, download a copy of the IQNM RN OSCE – Candidate Handbook

Get started with OSCE preparation!

About the program

NCAP – OBA ( OSCE preparation) is a specialized clinical examination preparatory course curated for Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses to successfully prepare for Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE).

Course Structure

6 weeks of Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) / Simulation Training is provided on campus along with two non-awarded units. These units have been created to assist the students to formulate a strong understanding of the Australian Healthcare system.

Unit of Study Code Title of Unit of Study Credit Points (CP) Number of contact Hours Number of self directed learning Hours

*Dependent on the travel restrictions laid out by the Australian Government. To be declared.

Course Fees

  • Total course fee $5500

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)

After satisfactorily completing this unit students will have gained the ability to:

  • Demonstrate clinical practice in accordance with the NSQHS standards, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016) and Codes of Conduct for Nurses (2018)
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake holistic and culturally safe nursing assessments, based on current evidence and research and clinical reasoning framework to develop a plan of care
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and in a culturally safe manner with clients, families and colleagues
  • Assess physical, psychosocial, and specific nursing needs of clients and prioritise nursing interventions to meet the clients’ healthcare needs
  • Analyse nursing knowledge in implementing and evaluating relevant collaborative interventions for the management of the different health needs of patients
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team, plan and develop an evidence-based and culturally appropriate nursing care plan based on the client’s healthcare needs
  • Participate in client and family education and provide relevant information while admitting, transferring and discharging clients
  • Delegate, supervise and collaborate with the multi-disciplinary healthcare team in accordance with the Standards of Practice for Australian Registered Nurses (2016)

Admission Requirements

  • The applicant must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in their home country

Why choose IHM?

Excellent Online learning platform

The online learning platform used by IHM is interactive and innovative, through which students receive immense support, flexibility and quality virtual learning experience. With IHM’s Online learning platform students can experience learning that is centred around them, their work and other life commitments. Studying online with IHM means, care and support that students will receive at their fingertips, 7-days a week.

Teaching and learning methodologies implemented include:

  • tutorials
  • demonstration,
  • role play,
  • online learning resources such as V- Sim, Peer assisted learning and
  • OSCE practice.

Learning is also enhanced through the use of multimedia including audio-visual, interactive materials accompanying texts, websites and Knowledge Hub, which is IHM’s electronic learning platform.

It is expected that all students will undertake a minimum of 20 hours per week of self-directed learning in addition to the timetabled hours.

Articulations Pathways

Graduates who have successfully completed the NACP – OSCE preparatory program have the opportunity to enrol into IHM’s Graduate Diploma of Nursing and progress to higher learning opportunities either with IHM or other universities.

Table 5: Articulation Pathways

Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Master of Nursing (Coursework)

Master of Nursing (Research –minor thesis)

State of the Art facilities

Students benefit from fully equipped campuses with modern facilities and amenities, including state-of-the-art nursing and computer laboratories, a student library, audio-visual equipped classrooms and student break out areas. IHM also has high fidelity medical simulation centres equipped with Sim-Man and virtual simulation experiences to enhance the growth of the budding professionals.

All students will have Face to face with simulation in lab per week of up to 25 hrs /week.

24*7 Student Support

Student welfare, administrative and educational support are paramount to IHM from the moment of application to the time of graduation and beyond. Whatever the mode of delivery – face-to-face, blended or online – students are supported and motivated on a one-on-one basis by the institute’s lecturers. IHM’s student support officers are available 24*7 to help students, if needed.

Institutional Partnership

Our partnerships are built through positive, transparent, and engaging collaboration, and we’re grateful for the strong relationships we’ve built over the lifetime of IHM. These partnerships may vary in their nature but they all share the common fact that there’s mutual benefit and a strong sense of purpose to move the healthcare industry forward.

We encourage Nursing institutions, Hospitals, Healthcare Organisations and nursing associations to submit their expression of interest to become our partners!

Our industry and clinical partners provide physical access to products that benefit the simulation experience for students at IHM. Other partners provide opportunities to develop clinical skills at their facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals. We also provide opportunities to upskill staff with the latest course.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, make sure to express your interest with our staff today.

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