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Honours Degree of Bachelor of Nursing

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 068884G

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Nursing offers nursing graduates the opportunity to undertake a research project related to nursing. The main component of the degree is the conduct of a research project leading to the production of a research report in the format of a paper for publication. Students are individually supervised by experts in their field.

The degree enables students to explore and investigate an area of interest in the field of nursing and to develop the research skills required for study at a higher level. Graduates who gain a first division honours can apply directly for PhD study.

Graduates have research skills and knowledge that complements their prior studies, and will be prepared for research roles across the health care sector and in academia. Completing an Honours degree also provides a distinct point of difference in a competitive job market.

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    CRICOS 068884G
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    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,350

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500

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  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Nurse Researcher, Registered Nurse, Nurse

  • Global Learning

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  • Degree Structure
    To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), students must satisfactorily complete a program of study of not less than 24 units. Students complete 3 units each in the courses Nursing Research Literacy and Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research, and a supervised Research Project of 18 units.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Course
    NURSING 4301 Honours Nursing Systematic Review of Research
    NURSING 4300 Honours Nursing Literacy

    Research Project
    NURSING 4200A/B Research Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    NURSING 4210A Research Project Part-Time Continuing
    and
    NURSING 4210B Research Project Part-Time Final

    Assessment

    Honours tutorials, research methods and a research dissertation.

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Last updated: Thursday, 18 May 2017

 

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