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.
This degree is only available in blended mode and on-campus attendance is required. if you are a continuing student in the degree and are unable to attend campus, please contact your program coordinator for program advice.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelor degree with a GPA of 5.0 or better. Applicants must first find a supervisor and project opportunity, and submit an Expression of Interest. You can find more information about our Honours programs, projects, and the application process here: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/our-research/honours-and-higher-degrees-by-research|
|Other Entry Pathways|
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||
|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||A completed Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Applicants must first find a supervisor and project opportunity, and submit an Expression of Interest. You can find more information about our Honours programs, projects, and the application process here: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/our-research/honours-and-higher-degrees-by-research
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $37,000|
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Nurse Researcher, Registered Nurse, Nurse
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: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021