Undergraduate Nursing & PEP

The following information applies to students admitted to:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Re-Entry)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) are undertaken throughout an undergraduate nursing degree. The placements take place in a variety of public and private healthcare venues to provide a range of clinical experiences. Through these experiences, students have the opportunity to learn to adapt to different models of care and contexts of practice and be more able to respond to changing health care needs and requirements.

Placements for nursing students are organised as block placements.

  • A block placement requires students to attend one venue across a block of time. Students work 5 shifts per week, over a number of weeks, from two to eight weeks depending on the study year level. Placements occur across the whole calendar year, so include times outside semester periods.

Rural block placements are offered to nursing students, normally in the second and third year of the course. Please see Rural Placements for more information.

Riverland nursing students generally attend block placements at Riverland venues. Riverland students may request one rural and one Adelaide metropolitan area placement during their course.