Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

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Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

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Program Code

10954

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

Description

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Nursing degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree is designed to develop students' knowledge and skill in research and theory development, and involves a research project in a selected field of nursing. It is intended for registered nurses who wish to prepare themselves for higher degree studies and for leadership in nursing practice, research and education.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree with a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit Transfer

No credit is given in the Honours program.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one year full time or 18 months part-time program designed to develop students' knowledge and skills in research and theory development, and to assist them to undertake a research project in a selected field of nursing. Students are appointed a research supervisor. They meet with their supervisor fortnightly at the start of their program. Meetings with their supervisor will become less frequent as the program progresses. The program also includes one or two face-to-face courses depending on enrolment.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

NURS4302Nursing Research Strategies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
20 units
NURS4303Nursing Research Frameworks
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
20 units
NURS4930Honours Thesis Completion
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
20 units

Core Courses

Core Courses

Complete either NURS4301 OR EPID6420 AND HLSC4120 to fulfil the requirements of this program

NURS4301Nursing Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
20 units
Core Courses

Complete either NURS4301 OR EPID6420 AND HLSC4120 to fulfil the requirements of this program

HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues that underpin the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing.
  • Appreciate a broad range of research methodologies that may be used to investigate the discipline of nursing.
  • Ability Conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of scholarly work relating to an area of nursing practice.
  • Critically appraise nursing research in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Demonstrate openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.
  • Adapt knowledge to new situations.
  • Collaborate with others in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the discipline, appropriate professional knowledge and skills and high ethical standards.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

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