Transform the world of healthcare and enhance your career. Available to meritorious students, the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program provides the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area of your interest. Cultivate sophisticated critical thinking skills alongside specialist knowledge as you design and complete a supervised thesis.
As an Honours student, you will become part of a thriving community of world-class researchers within the Sydney Nursing School as you develop the expertise and practical skills to produce a written thesis of 10,000-15,000 words. An additional year of study, the Honours program is available to meritorious students who have completed a Bachelor of Nursing qualification.
Throughout your Honours year, you will complete four units of study in which you will develop an understanding of research design and methodology, including data collection and analysis techniques, and the ethical considerations involved in undertaking research. You will work with a supervisor who helps guide your project and assists in formulating a research question, study design, ethics submissions, collecting results, and the writing and publishing of your work. You will also be invited to present to your peers in at least one research forum throughout the year, enabling you to further develop and refine your work.
Undertaking an additional year of Honours is a unique opportunity to enhance your critical thinking skills, broaden your career options, and actively improve nursing practice and the lives of patients.
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.