Honours Degree of Bachelor of Nursing
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for entry into postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one is asking in the nursing world. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and subject knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the health sector.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
- Conduct a research project on a topic within the field of nursing.
- Partner with an academic who’ll supervise your research.
- Produce an extended research report for publication.
Graduates who gain a first division honours can apply directly for PhD study.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students team Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of 5.0 or better.
For students with a GPA below 5.0, the University requirement can be waived with support from the supervisor and Honours coordinator. Any recommendation to approve a waiver of the grade requirement requires approval from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).
Other Entry PathwaysApply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au
CRICOS 068884G Intake February
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 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only
International Qualifications A completed Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $35,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Nurse Researcher, Registered Nurse, Nurse
Degree StructureTo 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
NURSING 4301 Honours Nursing Systematic Review of Research
NURSING 4300 Honours Nursing Literacy
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
NURSING 4210B Research Project Part-Time Final
A range of assessment activities involving essays, critiques and quizzes and a series of research activities, including a research proposal and a paper suitable for publication.
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Last updated: Sunday, 22 Mar 2020