Study a Bachelor of Nursing with Honours at the University of Newcastle, Australia for a distinct industry advantage.

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Why study with us?

Maximise your research potential with Honours in Nursing at the University of Newcastle.WHY STUDY HONOURS IN NURSING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE?

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest within nursing, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD. You will have a unique opportunity to work alongside and learn from research active nursing and midwifery academics and clinicians. The program is designed to maximise your research potential in the clinical field as you work with researchers on large projects while developing your own work.


Offered by the Faculty of Health and Medicine, the Nursing Honours degree is designed to develop your knowledge and skills 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.

Employment opportunities for nurses are excellent. The range of work areas include general nursing, medical/surgical, psychiatric/mental health, developmental disability, community health, rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, paediatrics, accident and emergency, women's health, operating theatres, aged care, palliative care and many others.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Nursing.

For more detailed information about the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program structure, assumed knowledge and work placement requirements, please refer to our handbook page.


You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Professor Michael Hazelton in the Faculty of Health and Medicine on +61 2 4921 5695.

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