Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (H4A)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 1
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
This on-campus course is offered at Launceston, Hobart and Rozelle 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.

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

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    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.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Course structure

    This is the first of three linked dissertation units. Students conduct research into a field of nursing practice which is informed and supported by a series of collaborative seminars and workshops that provide the student with a forum in which…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Understanding Nursing Research equips students with the skills and knowledge required to complete a rigorous research study. Students will develop a theoretical framework of inquiry through the critique of personal and societal assumptions upon which nursing practice and research is…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the third of three linked dissertation units. Students conduct research into a field of nursing practice which is informed and supported by a series of collaborative seminars and workshops that provide the student with a forum in which…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Administrative unit to be used for recording Honours grades and marks…

    Credit Points: 0

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option. 

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS. 

    Applicants must have completed an AQF Bachelor of Nursing with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0).

    Applicants must discuss their intended research topic and method with the course coordinator to ensure it aligns with the College research strategy and the School has the required supervision expertise and resources. 

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

    We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    AQF Bachelor of Nursing with a credit average (GPA 5.0/7.0).

    Additional Information

    Applicants must discuss their intended research topic and method with the course coordinator to ensure it aligns with the College research strategy and the School has the required supervision expertise and resources. 

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

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

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $35,450 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

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

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    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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