The honours program is designed for graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing degree and other similar degrees.
Successful completion of the program will provide you with a sound basis for subsequent research within your work environments as well as enabling you to progress to higher research-related programs.
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Nursing at Western
This program provides you with an opportunity, under guidance, to plan and implement a research project in the area of nursing practice.
The knowledge and experience gained through completing this program will contribute to your knowledge base for nursing practice.
The program of study combines a research project with course work. The course work, undertaken during the first semester of enrolment, comprises two units of study.
The remainder of the program is devoted to completion of a research project and the preparation of a thesis. This program can be undertaken concurrently with any new graduate transitional program offered by various hospitals.
Special requirements prerequisites
To be enrolled in this course you must comply with the Occupational Screening and Vaccination Policy of NSW Health at course commencement.
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Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As a Nursing graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Community health
- Mental health care services
- Disability services
- Rehabilitation services
- Aged care services
- Research and Education
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Acute Care Nurse
Acute Care Nurses provide intensive short-term care for patients, such as during recovery from surgery or for an urgent medical condition. Acute care is challenging and, as a front line care position, you will be need to be prepared for diverse situations every day.
Paediatric Nurses care for children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.
Mental Health Nurse
Mental Health Nurses care for patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.
Perioperative and Theatre Nurse
Perioperative and Theatre Nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery. They assesses patients' condition, plan nursing care, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery.
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurse
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses care for people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. They can also care for patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist patients with disabilities to live more independently.
Aged Care Nurse
Aged Care Nurses care for the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.
Nurse Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising nurses also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of nursing students, the training of new graduate nurses or nurses new to the workplace.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.