Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBN(Hons)
CRICOS code072592G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

School of Nursing and Midwifery: telephone +61 3 9904 4260; email or visit

Course coordinator

Dr Carole Gilmour


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course provides a research pathway for high achieving graduates of a Bachelor of Nursing course. It provides students with opportunities to develop research skills beyond those in their undergraduate course as a basis for future research and career progression.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • critically review scientific literature in nursing and health
  • describe the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  • develop a proposal for a research project
  • apply for ethical approval for projects, where necessary
  • execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies
  • undertake computer-based data manipulation and analysis
  • present research findings, both written and orally, to a specialist audience
  • write up scientific work in a format suitable for publication
  • perform a range of technical skills appropriate to their research project
  • demonstrate understanding of the research process in an area relating to nursing


The program comprises coursework, an individual research project and submission of a portfolio. The research project will constitute the major portion of the student's work and will be supervised by an academic staff member.


Students must complete:

  • NUR4401 Clinical Honours Thesis I: Applied research methods and skills
  • NUR4402 Clinical Honours Thesis II: Framing a research proposal
  • NUR4403 Clinical Honours Thesis III: Conducting a research project
  • NUR4404 Clinical Honours Thesis IV: Analysing and reporting research


Honours degree of Bachelor of Nursing