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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
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.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrated an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues that underpin the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing.
- Appreciation of a broad range of research methodologies that may be used to investigate the discipline of nursing.
- The ability to conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of scholarly work relating to an area of nursing practice.
- Critically appraised nursing research in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
- Demonstrated an openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.
- Adapted knowledge to new situations.
- Collaborated with others in the pursuit of knowledge.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the discipline, appropriate professional knowledge and skills and high ethical standards.
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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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
All Applicants 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 here.
All international students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are required to have English language skills at International English Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic) overall band 7, with a minimum score of 7 in each band.
No credit is given in the Honours program.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one year full time or equivalent 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.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|HLSC4120||Research Methodology and Design||10 units|
|HLSC4301A||Literature Review Part A||10 units|
|HLSC4301B||Literature Review Part B||10 units|
|HLSC4404A||Health, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Project - Part A||20 units|
|HLSC4404B||Health, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Project Part B||20 units|
|HLSC4406||Health, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Research Skills||10 units|
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.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.
The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.
How to apply
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).
To apply complete the Direct Admission Application Form (PDF, 332KB).
Find out more about Honours scholarships.
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