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Nursing Honours (BNurs(Hons))

  • H1258BACHELOR OF NURSING HONOURS

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Title Nursing Honours (BNurs(Hons))
Course Code H1258
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Nursing
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Academic Chair: Dr Jennifer Walters | Email: J.Walters@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9582 5544

Qualification Bachelor of Nursing Honours (BNurs(Hons))
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, commencing Semester 1 only
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Mandurah campus (internal)
Description The Bachelor of Nursing with Honours assists students to gain a greater depth of understanding in their chosen area of interest whilst developing the ability for independent research. This is achieved through undertaking coursework in research methodology in addition to a research project.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree in Nursing (AQF Level 7) with a Distinction average; subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the School of Health Professions.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Course Learning Outcomes INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT
The Bachelor of Nursing Honours Degree prepares individuals to apply knowledge in professional practice, applied research and further learning

KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Honours Degree will have coherent and advanced knowledge of related principles and concepts in Nursing and knowledge of research principles and methods.

SKILLS
Graduates of a Bachelor of Nursing Honours Degree will have:
* cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
* cognitive and analytical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in their specific area of research;
* cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement;
* technical skills to design and undertake research;
* communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences;
* engagement with peers, the profession and the community to disseminate insights and knowledge.

APPLICATION
Graduates of a Bachelor of Nursing Honours Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
* with initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship;
* to adapt Nursing knowledge and skills in diverse health contexts;
* with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice and in collaboration with others;
* to plan and execute a piece of research and scholarship under scholarly supervision.
* that enable them to pursue further research within their workplaces and in the form of higher degrees by research.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Coursework - 3 credit points

VLS683 Advanced Research Methods for Scientists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1S-internal, S1S-external, S2N3-internal, S2N3-external

Thesis - 21 credit points

NUR569 Honours Thesis in Nursing - 21 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
MANDURAH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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