Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed the Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent. The Honours degree allows students to build upon the knowledge gained in their past degree develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest. The main focus of the degree is to produce a research thesis under supervision from experienced academic staff.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) will have:
an understanding of research principles and methods
a significant amount of knowledge in a particular area, which will allow them to undertake further study, research and/or other professional work
the ability to research, interpret and re-lay potentially complex theoretical principals
the technical skills to design and conduct a research project, with some level of independence
the skills to work collaboratively within an academic team of researchers as a junior member.
Career Paths
Completion of an Honours degree equips graduates with important skills in research, data analysis and interpretation, and project management. It is the most efficient pathway to doctoral studies. An Honours degree also provides graduates with greater knowledge of research and interpretation, which can be usefully applied in the clinical setting.
Pathways to Further Study
Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in nursing. Specialties include mental health nursing, clinical nursing, clinical education and health administration. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. Successful completion of International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 24 over six subjects. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; ACU English Language Test score of C (60-64%).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing and attained a GPA of 5.75.
English language requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills, ACU English Language Test score of B (75-100%).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
Box Hill Institute

Full Time (1 year)

USD $288 per credit

12 February 2018, 11 February 2019

Melbourne Campus The Mary Glowrey Building, 115 Victoria Parade, FITZROY, Victoria, 3065, MELBOURNE, Australia