Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Course summary

This one-year degree is designed for high-achieving and motivated students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Nursing and have achieved the required academic standard. There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care and Social Assistance and with this comes exciting employment opportunities and career options. Health care has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth from 2017 to 2022. Source: Employment Projections

This degree

The Honours program provides supervision for a beginning researcher through individual mentoring and group seminars.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is designed for exceptional nursing students looking to extend their knowledge and skills by researching a topic of interest. The degree will provide you with the skills to engage in a research topic that is of interest to you. A major component of the course is to guide you through the research process, including formulating testable questions from the research literature; devising appropriate methods to test these questions; obtaining ethics committee approval; data collection and analysis; oral presentation of results; and report writing. You will develop and conduct a research project resulting in a thesis presentation.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega

Course Code

862

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

012095M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor of Nursing degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a Distinction average in 300-level Nursing subjects. Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor of Nursing degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a Distinction average in 300-level Nursing subjects. Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss their program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

86

22

22

19

19

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Nursing degrees require 65% in Academic Reading and Writing, and 65% in one of Academic Listening and Speaking or Critical Literacy (with at least 50% in the other).

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,024 (2020)

$30,048 (2020)

South Western Sydney

On Campus

$14,568 (2020)

$29,136 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,216 (2021)

$30,432 (2021)

South Western Sydney

On Campus

$15,216 (2021)

$30,432 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Southern Sydney

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2020 Spring

South Western Sydney

Orientation: 15 July 2020
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Shoalhaven

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2020 Spring

Bega

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Autumn

Southern Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Autumn

South Western Sydney

Orientation: 16-17 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      2021 Spring

      Southern Sydney, Shoalhaven, Bega

      Orientation: Check your campus details
      Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

      Applications Close

      • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
      • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
      • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

      *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      2021 Spring

      South Western Sydney

      Orientation: 14 July 2021
      Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

      Applications Close

      • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
      • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
      • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

      *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Learning Outcomes

      Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

      CLO Description
      1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge related to nursing practice.
      2 Apply knowledge of nursing to clinical practice.
      3 Demonstrate skills in reviewing, analysing and synthesising evidence to identify and solve problems.
      4 Critical reasoning and reflection to develop and promote empirical understanding.
      5 Communicating knowledge and ideas about theoretical concepts related to nursing.
      6 Demonstrate initiative and judgement using a professional, ethical and holistic approach advocating for excellence in nursing.
      7 Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in planning and executing a research-based initiative.

      Course Structure

      The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) requires students to enrol in NMIH403 or NMIH404 completing advanced coursework and research.

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
      These subjects are designed to allow students to complete the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) full time - NMIH404 (24cp x 2) or part time - NMIH403 (12cp x 4) across a single semester. Please consult with the Academic Program Director prior to enrolment.
      NMIH403 Nursing Honours (Part time) 12
      NMIH404 Nursing Honours 24

      The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to Coursework Rules.

      Course Handbook

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Why choose this course

      Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. This brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. Source: Employment Projections

      Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into all our learning and teaching to ensure that you graduate equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world.

      Our courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Our professional nursing degrees are accredited by industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and highly sought after when you graduate.