Nursing - M3704


Bachelor degree (honours year)

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in Nursing for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing 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.

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: Nursing and Midwifery.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Course Handbook

Meet Our Researchers

Meet Associate Professor Helen Rawson. Her research focuses on improving the care for the most vulnerable in our community.

“Choosing where to study nursing was easy, as Monash University has one of the best reputations in Australia. The Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) is an amazing place, set up just like a hospital where we practice our clinical skills. It has mannequins for us to practice on, programmed to make noises and exhibit particular symptoms, which is great for enhancing …

“Nursing is a profession that allows you to practice art and science throughout your career.  Being a nurse, you literally hold an 'international passport', hence you can say that your career is guaranteed for life.” - Jessica Bong MJ

Judith's story

Three years spent nursing in remote areas of South Australia will remain one of Judith Dockley’s most treasured moments. "The skills and knowledge acquired during my degree have enabled me to evaluate and research social and medical issues within my work place.” - Judith Dockley

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Successful completion of the Monash Bachelor of Nursing for those wishing to specialise in nursing or the Monash Bachelor of Midwifery for those wishing to specialise in midwifery with a distinction average (at least 70 percent) in the final full two years of study as well as distinction average in 24 points at level 3 or above in the discipline


A qualification and achievement level in nursing from another institution comparable in content and academic standards.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M3704


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.