The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program is an elite course with only a small number of places each year. It is a one year program intended for students completing their Bachelor of Nursing who are interested in making research a part of their nursing career.
The Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) program provides research training that develops students' foundational skills and knowledge to enable them to conduct research in the nursing field within a rich critical and theoretical framework. While enhancing career opportunities in clinical, education, management and research roles, the course also serves as a direct pathway to PhD entry for graduates who achieve First or Upper Second Class Honours.
The course provides an opportunity for students to:
Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) will be supervised by one or two members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery staff. Topics for honours projects are allocated by the School through a process of negotiation with the supervising staff member and the applicant. In some instances, projects will be part of an ongoing project within the context of a larger research team. Information about honours projects for 2013 is available in the Bachelor of Nursing Handbook. Please contact the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Course Coordinator, Damhnat McCann to discuss available projects.
Students in the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships. There are a number of honours scholarships available at UTAS
Two Wicking/School of Nursing & Midwifery honours scholarships are available in 2013 to undertake research through Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. Please see the project information in Bachelor of Nursing Handbook (PDF, 490KB) for more information or contact Damhnat McCann.
Two Summer Research Scholarships (PDF, 203KB) are available to support research work over the summer for students enrolling in BN Honours in 2013. Please download a copy of the Application Form (Word, 217KB) or contact Damhnat McCann for more information.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program normally require a Bachelor of Nursing with an average of at least Credit in the second and third years.
Course brochure (PDF, 816KB)
Bachelor of Nursing Handbook (PDF, 490KB)
Damhnat McCann, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Course Coordinator, Tel: (03) 6324 3812, Email: Damhnat.McCann@utas.edu.au.
Henrietta Ferguson, Administrative Officer, Office of Research & Higher Degrees, Tel: (03) 6324 3741, Email: Henrietta.Ferguson@utas.edu.au.
Authorised by Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery
1 November, 2012