Bachelor of  Nursing (Honours)

Program code: 2243
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Research plays an important role in improving the safety and quality of care. During your honours year you’ll deepen your understanding of nursing practice by studying research methods, reviewing scientific literature, and writing a thesis.

  • The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one-year program where you’ll learn how to plan and conduct research that addresses a scientific research question.
  • Push the boundaries of the discipline and develop your independence, self-reliance and skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing and problem-solving.
  • Individual mentoring by experienced researchers will help develop your research skills. This program is designed to teach you how to identify, analyse and synthesise scientific literature, along with a variety of research methods used in health research.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with developed knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

If you're looking to be a leader in health, advance the boundaries of human knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is the program for you.

  • In the classroom

    Research centres

    Nursing honours students have the option of being supervised by academics from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, or from other UQ schools, research centres and partner organisations. This means you can bring different disciplines together and explore a wider range of ideas.

  • In the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics who will guide your studies. Students also undertake coursework in small, supportive groups, which facilitates more in-depth class discussions.

  • Employability

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the thesis you write as an honours student will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. This means your research might establish your professional reputation – and potentially act as a gateway for future jobs.

  • Fast Facts

    Study when it suits you

    The honours year in nursing is available part-time, so you can keep up with your personal or professional responsibilities. Several of our students work full-time and enrol in honours with the aim of moving into policy, research or administration areas of healthcare.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to extend your undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Our honours graduates have found employment in a range of different public and private healthcare settings, maternity and neonatal care settings, teaching and research centres, rural and remote health clinics, and aid organisations.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Many employers value the advanced content knowledge, the ability to work independently, and the ability to write clear and substantial reports that honours-level study develops.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

Summary

  • Program code
    2243
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Nursing from this institution with a GPA of 5.

Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $6,566
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is 2243. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Additional application information

Thesis supervisors may be situated at various locations.

Students may undertake their research at any approved University location, hospital or health care facility.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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