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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

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.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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

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