Undergraduate Nursing (Honours)
The Bachelor of Nursing Honours Program is offered as an End- on Program. This is an additional year in the fourth or part-time equivalent year of the Undergraduate Nursing degree program. The Honours Program is a well-recognised pathway towards a research higher degree and an academic career. Students are supervised by full-time academics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to increase their knowledge about research and theory and to develop research skills through the conduct of a research project. There are also scholarship options available at various times for eligible students.
Nursing students who have a grade point average of ≥ 5 for their undergraduate coursework are eligible to apply. The Honours program is an 80 credit point program. The research thesis constitutes 20 credit points and online coursework contributes the remaining 60 credit points. The Honours Program may be conducted full-time over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 2 years, to support the student's engagement in clinical commitments.
Career OpportunitiesThe Honours program develops a range of research skills that can be further developed in a research higher degree program. Graduates are highly sought after and have a distinct advantage in the employment market. Depending on the project they have conducted and the research skills they have developed the graduate may be employed in areas such as:
- Clinical Research facilities such as Hunter Medical Research Institute
- Clinical Research Departments in Acute Hospitals, Clinical Trials
- Project management in University settings
- Teaching and Learning in University settings
- Clinical educators in clinical facilities
- Leadership roles in clinical facilities
Dr Jane Maguire
Faculty of Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: +61 2 4921 6230