Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) - 2019

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

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

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Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Dr Gulzar Malik

Admission and fees


Course type

One-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

You have a maximum of 2 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton, Peninsula)


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)


This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in either nursing or midwifery for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery, or a comparable degree course.

You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher-level research in nursing for graduates with a nursing degree, or in midwifery for graduates with a midwifery degree.


  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

Students who have both a degree in nursing and a degree in midwifery may, with agreement of their supervisor, undertake a combined honours over the one year of full-time study specialising in both fields.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

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


This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. You will develop advanced theoretical knowledge and research methodologies appropriate to your area of specialisation, nursing or midwifery, and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.


This course comprises 48 points including a blend of research and coursework. The focus of your study within each of these units will be either nursing or midwifery or a blend of the two.

  • NUR4401 Clinical honours thesis 1: Applied research methods and skills
  • NUR4402 Clinical honours thesis 2: Framing a research proposal
  • NUR4403 Clinical honours thesis 3: Conducting a research project
  • NUR4404 Clinical honours thesis 4: Analysing and reporting research

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a Monash master's by coursework degree, and if admitted you may be eligible for credit.

Successful completion of this course may also provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.