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 two staff members, at least one of whom is based in Nursing and Midwifery. Topics for honours projects are allocated 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 2014 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
Honours scholarships specific to Nursing & Midwifery students are available in 2014. For more information please contact Damhnat McCann.
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.
Damhnat McCann, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Course Coordinator, Tel: (03) 6324 3812, Email: Damhnat.McCann@utas.edu.au.
Henrietta Ferguson, Executive Support Officer, School of Health Science, Tel: (03) 6324 3741, Email: Henrietta.Ferguson@utas.edu.au.
Authorised by Head of Nursing and Midwifery
14 January, 2014