Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Program By Deakin University |Top Universities
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(AUD) 35200-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul

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Focusing on research, the honours year builds on the foundations established in your undergraduate degree. You will study a particular topic of professional interest in greater depth and create pathways to specialisations and further research or study. The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a specialised year of study taken after the completion of a Bachelor of Nursing, entry to practice Master's degree or combined degrees.
For entry into senior nursing and midwifery roles there’s now an increasing industry expectation for graduates with high-level research and evaluation skills. Honours offers you a competitive edge in the job market and is designed to provide you with the knowledge and research skills to undertake a postgraduate research degree, advanced professional training or to pursue diverse employment opportunities.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers research in areas influencing quality and patient safety in health care. These include: clinical risk and symptom management, chronic disease management, effective health delivery, health care ethics, decision making, aged care, midwifery and translational research.
Throughout this course you will gain a deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of health care research; knowledge of a range of research approaches; skills in data management, methods and tools for research practice; and skills in planning, implementing and reporting research studies.
This course will give you an understanding of how to develop a research proposal, from the identification of a research issue and literature review through to writing and submitting the proposal for approval by an ethics committee. You will undertake a research project and an individual research thesis in the area of nursing practice and develop evaluation and research skills in nursing practice and health service delivery.
You will be qualified for rewarding roles in all areas of nursing including acute care/sub-acute care, emergency, aged care, paediatrics and rehabilitation; in hospitals, government departments, district health services, the education sector, business and private industry. Alternatively, you may decide to undertake a research degree such as a research Masters or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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A high quality education, excellent employment prospects and a university experience you will love – that's what Deakin University has to offer.

Deakin University, Australia, is ranked among the top 50 young universities in the world. We have a reputation for being innovative and visionary, forging new paths both locally and globally. With hundreds of courses on offer across five great campuses and flexible study options, you can choose a course that suits your lifestyle now while pursuing your goals for the future. 

Deakin is well known for top quality facilities, research and teaching as well innovation and inclusiveness. In 2019 we were named the No. 1 university in the Australian state of Victoria for undergraduate employment outcomes. Add to that our place in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and you can see why our world-class education attracts students from all over the globe. And they are happy once they get here – tertiary students have rated Deakin as Australia's number one public university for the 'overall student experience'.

As we move into an increasingly digital future, Deakin has invested in the latest technology, state-of-the-art learning tools and facilities to ensure our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the jobs of tomorrow.

Our approach to learning puts the emphasis on practical experience and our curriculum is informed by the best in industry. Deakin University’s curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge. This way, our degrees stay relevant and students develop the skills and knowledge they need to graduate not just job-ready, but with an advantage. Plus, you will have direct links with prospective employers and a range of career education options through our DeakinTalent employment portal

But we have more to offer than just a quality Australian degree. At Deakin University you will have experiences that will help develop you as a person. Students can get involved through more than 150 clubs and societies across all campuses, or make use of our wide range of student services and support. We have even developed an award-winning app to help students keep track of their commitments and get the most out of their time at university – Deakin Genie, a personalised digital assistant. 

Through our focus on the student experience, Deakin has maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities for ten years running (AGS 2010–15; GOS – QILT 2016–19).

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