Courses & Units

Bachelor of Nursing with Honours H4A

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Introduction

This on-campus course is offered at Launceston, Hobart, Rozelle and Darlinghurst on a full time or part time basis. The course length is a minimum of one year of full-time study and a maximum of two years part time.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Nursing with Honours
Course Abbreviation BNurs(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 039202B
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Health

Intake

Locations

Location Semesters
Hobart Semester 1
Launceston Semester 1
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 1

Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours are:

  • Develop an understanding of individual responses to nursing practice and how this impacts on research.
  • Develop the ability to critically and theoretically analyse a context or aspect of practice and apply this analysis to the research project.
  • Conduct a modest but rigorous research project that incorporates an appropriate research design and demonstrates critical engagement with the phenomenon of interest.
  • Contribute to a scholarly community through dialogue, debate and critique.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours may enter graduate/professional development programs in Australian healthcare systems. Graduates are prepared to undertake postgraduate research and activities; and gain preferential access to postgraduate courses.

Prerequisites

To be admitted to the honours program a student must hold a Bachelor of Nursing, normally with a minimum of a credit average acrossthe final4 full semesters of the degree.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Graduates holding first class (I) or upper 2nd class (IIA) BN (Hons) are eligible to apply for PhD candidature.

The course structure is outlined in the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours: Schedule G.

Course Structure

Schedule G (Honours)

  • CNA450Understanding Nursing Research

    Understanding Nursing Research equips students with the skills and knowledge required to complete a rigorous research study. Students will explore different approaches to research and gain an understanding of the strengths and limitations of a variety of research methods. They…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • CNA418Dissertation Part 1

    This is the first of three linked dissertation units in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). In this unit, students embark on their research work under the guidance of a supervisor or supervisors. The type of work undertaken in this unit…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • CNA446Dissertation Part 2

    This is the second of three linked dissertation units. In this unit, students continue their research under the guidance of a supervisor or supervisors. The type of work undertaken in this unit will reflect the specific research project, but there…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • CNA474Dissertation Part 3

    This is the third of three linked dissertation units. In this unit, students complete their research under the guidance of a supervisor or supervisors. The completed research is reported in a thesis submitted for examination.…

    Credit Points: 25

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Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Entry

1. Candidates for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) shall be qualified for entry if they Bachelor of Nursing, normally with a minimum of a credit average across both the second and third years of the degree.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than two years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall:

Pass four units comprising:

(a) a compulsory research methods and process unit;

(b) three dissertation units assessable by thesis;

4. The units which may be included in a course for the BN (Hons) shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the schedule accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Health Science and as summarised in Schedule.

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (four units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (one unit) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).

Miscellaneous

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2008 and shall apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently, and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) by that date.

12. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2008 will be entitled to transfer to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

13. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

14. The approved abbreviation for the degree* of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) shall be BN (Hons).