Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed the Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent. The Honours degree allows students to build upon the knowledge gained in their past degree, develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest. The main focus of the degree is to produce a research thesis under supervision from experienced academic staff. Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) will have: an understanding of research principles and methods; a significant amount of knowledge in a particular area, which will allow them to undertake further study, research and/or other professional work; the ability to research, interpret and re-lay potentially complex theoretical principals; the technical skills to design and conduct a research project, with some level of independence; the skills to work collaboratively within an academic team of researchers as a junior member. Importantly, this degree does not lead to nurse registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
80 credit points.
Standard entry requirements
To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing and attained a GPA of 5.75.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education and health administration. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Ballarat (Aquinas)||International: $29,080||No||No information available|
|Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)||International: $29,080||No||No information available|
|Canberra (Signadou)||International: $29,080||No||No information available|
|Melbourne (St Patrick's)||International: $29,080||No||No information available|
|North Sydney (MacKillop)||International: $29,080||No||No information available|
Completion of an Honours degree equips graduates with important skills in research, data analysis and interpretation, and project management. It is the most efficient pathway to doctoral studies. An Honours degree also provides graduates with greater knowledge of research and interpretation, which can be usefully applied in the clinical setting.