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Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Eligible Bachelor of Nursing graduates are invited to apply for the honours program. This degree combines coursework units with research skills development for the conduct of an independent research project, leading to the submission and examination of a 10,000-15,000 word thesis. The coursework units encompass literature review, research methods and completion of a thesis. Students are guided through the program by an academic supervisor. Refer to the unit of study information for further details.

Admission requirements

Applications to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are open to students who are considered by the faculty to have the requisite knowledge and aptitude to undertake the course. Applicants are expected to have completed their Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Sydney or hold an equivalent qualification.


The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) can be studied full time (one year) or part time (two years).

Students are required to attend on-campus study days for the coursework units and are also strongly encouraged to participate in the research workshops in Semesters 1 and 2, and in Sydney Nursing School's Research Week. Students will have the opportunity to present their work to colleagues and peers at a School research forum.

Further study

Students who successfully gain first-class or second-class, Division 1 honours are eligible to apply for entry into a PhD within Sydney Nursing School.