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Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Grafton Campus


A programme for high-achieving nursing graduates who wish to enhance their career prospects or pursue nursing research.

Programme overview

This programme has been designed to enhance your skills and learning’s gained from completing a Bachelor of Nursing.

It is an ideal programme for a qualified nurse to build their research capacity, upgrade their qualification, maintain currency in their clinical practice or expand their career path opportunities.

In most cases you will work in partnership with a clinical academic supervisor to complete a project designed with your current employer.

Programme structure

One year full-time or up to two years part-time.

120 points

A research methods course/s (from a list of Nursing or Population Health courses) or courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing (30 points)

A core course in Clinical Practice Development (30 points)

Dissertation (60 points)

Where could this programme take you?

The BNurs(Hons) programme will provide you with knowledge and skills to practise nursing and develop scholarship and leadership in nursing. The programme aims to develop critical and reflective practitioners who are able to pursue professional practice and further research.

Further study options

  • Master of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution) and have achieved a GPE of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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