Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code006227K
Deakin course codeH421

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

Focusing on research, the honours year builds on the foundations established in your undergraduate degree. You will study a particular topic of personal interest in greater depth and create pathways to specialisations and further research or study. The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a specialised year of study taken after the completion of a Bachelor of Nursing or combined degrees.

For entry into senior nursing and midwifery roles there’s now an increasing industry expectation for graduates with high-level research and evaluation skills. Honours offers you a competitive edge in the job market and is designed to provide you with the knowledge and research skills to undertake a postgraduate research degree, advanced professional training or to pursue diverse employment opportunities.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers research in areas influencing quality and patient safety in health care. These include: clinical risk and symptom management, chronic disease management, effective health delivery, health care ethics, decision making, aged care, midwifery and translational research.

Throughout this course you’ll gain a deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of research; knowledge of a range of research approaches; skills in data management, methods and tools for research practice; and skills in planning, implementing and reporting research studies.

This course will give you an understanding of how to develop a research proposal, from the identification of a research issue and literature review through to writing and submitting the proposal for approval by an ethics committee. You will undertake a research project and an individual research thesis in the area of nursing practice and develop evaluation and research skills in nursing practice and health service delivery.

You will be qualified for rewarding roles in all areas of nursing including acute care/sub-acute care, emergency, aged care, paediatrics and rehabilitation; in hospitals, government departments, district health services, the education sector, business and private industry. Alternatively, you may decide to undertake a research degree such as a research Masters or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$6,992Not applicable$30,800

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The course consists of 8 credit points of study.

Course structure

Core units

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 enrolment officer.

Year 1 - Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

Year 1 - Trimester 2

HNR412Research Planning in Nursing

Year 2 - Trimester 1

HNR410Research Project 1

Year 2 - Trimester 2

HNR411Research Project 2

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

Year 1 - Trimester 2

HNR412Research Planning in Nursing

Year 2 - Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

Year 2 - Trimester 2

HNR411Research Project 2

Year 3 - Trimester 1

HNR410Research Project 1