Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

July (Trimester 2) - local students at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong) only

Indicative annual fee 2015$6,908* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Associate Professor Bernice Redley
Tel 03 9244 6807 or
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code006227K
Deakin course code H421

Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The honours year develops evaluation and research skills in nursing practice and health service delivery.  This will enhance employment prospects and enable graduates to qualify for research higher degrees in the discipline of nursing.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Course rules

The course consists of 8 credit points of study.

Course structure

Full time enrolment - two trimesters

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

HNR412Research Planning in Nursing

Trimester 2

HNR410Research Project 1

HNR411Research Project 2

Part time enrolment - four trimesters (not available to international students)

Students may be able to complete in less than four trimesters - please contact your course enroment officer.

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

Trimester 2

HNR412Research Planning in Nursing

Trimester 1 (of following year)

HNR410Research Project 1

Trimester 2

HNR411Research Project 2

Students commencing in Trimester 2 - part time only - four trimesters

Trimester 2

HNR412Research Planning in Nursing

Trimester 1 (of following year)

HBS400Research Methods

Trimester 2

HNR411Research Project 2

Trimester 1

HNR410Research Project 1


Honours

For detailed information, particularly with respect to the selection of areas of study and availability of appropriate supervision, students should consult the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Prospective students should note that selection as an Honours student depends not only on academic suitability, but also on the availability of a suitable supervisor for the research area, and the match of the research with the philosophy of nursing at Deakin.
Applicants will be required to have completed the Bachelor or Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration) or Bachelor of Nursing Studies (Postregistration) with at least a mid-credit average to be eligible for entry.
Applicants from other universities will be evaluated on an individual basis, but will be required to have completed a Bachelor of Nursing program and have achieved at least a mid-credit average to be eligible for entry.
No credit for prior learning will be given to applicants entering the honours sequence.  Students who have already completed substantial research should apply for the masters preliminary program rather than for honours.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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