Course Description

This one-year degree is designed for high-achieving and motivated students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Nursing and have achieved the required academic standard. There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care and Social Assistance and with this brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. Health care has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth from 2017 to 2022. Source: Employment Projections

This degree

The Honours program provides supervision for a beginning researcher through individual mentoring and group seminars.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is designed for exceptional nursing students looking to extend their knowledge and skills by researching a topic of interest. The degree will provide you with the skills to engage in a research topic that is of interest to you. A major component of the course is to guide you through the research process, including formulating testable questions from the research literature, devising appropriate methods to test these questions, obtaining ethics committee approval, data collection and analysis, oral presentation of results, and report writing. You will develop and conduct a research project resulting in a thesis presentation.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.1% (national average 58.8%)
Improved skills: 86.2% (national average 82.6%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 78.6%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.1% (national average 80.1%)
Studying full time: 5.0% (national average 4.0%)
Median full time salary: $57,500 (national average $58,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 012095M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 862

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor of Nursing degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a Distinction average in 300-level Nursing subjects. Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the Program