Bachelor of Nursing - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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).

Structure

80 credit points.

Subjects

  • Nursing

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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

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

Further information

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.

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