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What will I learn?

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Nursing degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree is designed to develop students' knowledge and skill in research and theory development and involves a research project in a selected field of nursing. It is intended for registered nurses who wish to prepare themselves for higher degree studies and for leadership in nursing practice, research and education.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues that underpin the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing.
  • Appreciation of a broad range of research methodologies that may be used to investigate the discipline of nursing.
  • The ability to conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of scholarly work relating to an area of nursing practice.
  • Critically appraised nursing research in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Demonstrated an openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.
  • Adapted knowledge to new situations.
  • Collaborated with others in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the discipline, appropriate professional knowledge and skills and high ethical standards.

Total units required

80 units.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$36,870.00 (US$ 25,155) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

18 July 2022


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree with a grade point average of 5.0 or better.

TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

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

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About University of Newcastle

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  • Over 180 undergraduate and postgraduate study options
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