What will I learn?

To be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing with Honours degree, one additional year of study is required following the successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Graduates of Griffith University's Bachelor of Nursing with Honours degree have a competitive edge as they are equipped with practical skills, experience and attributes that employers value, coupled with highly developed research capabilities.

Offered by Griffith University's School of Nursing and Midwifery, our Bachelor of Nursing with Honours will give you an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work.

You'll complete coursework and a research preparation course in your first trimester and complete a dissertation in your second trimester.

Coursework

Through the 30-credit point coursework component of the Honours program, you'll gain an understanding of how to critically evaluate research. You'll also develop your knowledge of statistical analysis techniques as applied to scientific research and gain an awareness of how research proposals should be designed.

Dissertation

Through the 50-credit point dissertation component, you'll conduct research on a specific project and complete a seminar and dissertation describing the research in detail.

You'll be required to find a suitable supervisor for your research project prior to submitting your application for admission into the Honours program. If you are unable to find a suitable supervisor, you should discuss your proposed research project with the Program Director.

My career opportunities

As a graduate, you will be able to plan and conduct research in nursing and related health disciplines, and will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit, and public sectors.

You will find opportunities in hospitals, in the community, and in urban, rural and remote settings. Nursing graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries. As well as hospitals, medical centres, community health clinics and aged care centres, you'll be prepared for work in schools, the travel industry, with drug and alcohol service providers, in sporting clubs or in research organisations.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

081361D

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,39,829) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,39,829) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Logan Campus

68 University Drive,

MEADOWBROOK,

Queensland,

4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

The criteria for admission to this Honours program are:

  • successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing or an equivalent qualification and
  • a GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third years of the Bachelor degree.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic, the resources available to support the candidature and the availability of appropriate supervision and
  • the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a Bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the Bachelor degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5

OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58

OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum scores in each section of the test:

  • 24 for listening | 24 for reading | 27 for writing | 23 for speaking

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Algonquin College
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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