Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

 

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BHNURSIH-02

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

BHNURSIH-03

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (off-shore)

 

2.
Admission to candidature
(1)
Admission to candidature is dependent on appropriate supervision being available within the Faculty. Places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admission criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) requires:
(a)
satisfaction of the English language proficiency requirements detailed in the Coursework Policy 2014; and
(b)
completion of a Bachelor of Nursing pass degree at the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification with a minimum WAM of 65; and
(c)
current registration to practise nursing in Australia or another country.
(3)
Qualifications used as the basis of admission must have been completed less than ten years prior to application. Qualifications older than ten years will be considered subject to the applicant providing further information substantiating appropriate continuing education and development. In these cases, admission will be at the discretion of the Faculty.
3.
Candidature
(1)
Appointment of supervisor
(a)
The Chair of the Honours Degrees Sub-Committee will appoint a research supervisor in consultation with the Academic Lead Education and notification to the Deputy Head of School.
(2)
Attendance pattern
(a)
The attendance pattern for this course can be full time or part time according to candidate choice.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) degree candidates must complete:
(a)
24 credit points of units of study as specified in the unit of study table; and
(b)
a thesis of up to 15,000 words.
(2)
The grade of honours and the honours mark are determined by performance in the degree, according to the table in clause 7(1).
5.
Enrolment and progression
(1)
Candidate progression will be reviewed every six (6) months with the supervisor, as per assessment schedule.
(2)
Documentation of the candidate's progression will be reviewed by the Honours Degrees Sub-Committee, and feedback will be provided to the candidate and supervisors about level of progress.
(3)
Time limits:
(a)
A full-time candidate must complete all the requirements for the course within two (2) calendar years of first enrolment.
(b)
A part-time candidate must complete all the requirements for the course within three (3) years of first enrolment.
6.
Examination of the thesis
(1)
Two examiners internal to the University will be appointed by the Honours Degrees Sub-Committee in consultation with the supervisor.
(2)
The Honours Degrees Sub-Committee determines the award mark taking into account the reports of the examiners. The Sub-Committee may appoint a third examiner (who may be external to the University) to assist in determining the award mark. The final estimation of the award mark is determined according to the table in 7(1).

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is awarded in the following classes ranging from First Class to Third Class:

A student who achieves an honours mark in the range

Will be awarded honours

80 < honours mark < 100

Class I

75 < honours mark < 80

Class II / Division 1

70 < honours mark < 75

Class II / Division 2

65 < honours mark < 70

Third Class

(2)
The class of Honours shall be determined by the marks achieved in the Honours year weighted according to units of study as follows:
NURS4025 (10 percent)
NURS4026 (10 percent), and
NURS4022 and NURS4023 (80 percent).

8 University medal

A student who receives an honours mark of 90 or above may be awarded a university medal. The medal is awarded at the discretion of the Faculty to the highest achieving students who in the opinion of the Faculty have an outstanding academic record, in accordance with the Coursework Policy 2014.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020.
(2)
Candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.