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Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Overview

Become a leader in health, advancing the boundaries of human knowledge and developing specialised competence and expertise that can lead to outstanding career opportunities.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one-year program that teaches you how to plan and conduct research that addresses a specific scientific question.

You'll undertake coursework in small, supportive groups, which facilitate more in-depth class discussions, and collaborate closely with your fellow students and teachers as you work towards completing your all-important thesis.

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

Also, if you're currently working in health, the honours year in nursing is available part-time, so you can keep up with your personal or professional responsibilities.

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

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2243
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$36816 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
2243
CRICOS Code
082960F
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn how to plan and conduct research in this one-year program.
  • Push the boundaries and develop skills in analysis, research, writing and problem-solving.
  • Develop your research abilities through mentoring with researchers who'll share their experience.

9 in the world for nursing

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

1 in Queensland for clinical, pre-clinical and health

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Research associate
  • Research assistant
  • Clinical teacher
  • Nursing lecturer
  • Registered nurse
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Registered nurse (community health)
  • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
  • Registered nurse (child and family health)

Graduate salary

Nursing (undergraduate)

$59K–$66K

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Entry requirements

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.

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.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

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.

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $36,816

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $6,684

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit