Nursing - M3704


Bachelor degree (honours year)

Are you looking to become a nurse? Please see our Bachelor of Nursing degree.

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
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
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.

"I thoroughly enjoyed learning research skills in my honours program at Monash University; I developed good working relationships with my supervisors and other research students which helped to maintain my motivation to perform my best. The support from my supervisors was awesome and that left me with a great desire to advance my research skills." - Auxillia Madhuvu, …

"Undertaking an honours degree with Monash University provided the research foundation I needed to become a Ph.D. candidate. The support I received from my supervisors was fantastic. I gained valuable research skills, and networking opportunities and was successful in attaining my first publication. As an early career researcher the Honours program provided an excelle…

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.

Extra Requirements

Additional English language proficiency requirement

In addition to meeting the Monash English requirement, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency either by providing a written declaration that English is their primary language or evidence that they have achieved the minimum English language test results as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) English language skills registration standard or hold current registration with APRHA as an Enrolled Nurse.

Nursing English language requirements self declaration VTAC applicants will be provided this information via the VTAC application process. Direct applicants will be required to upload the Self Declaration form

Primary language

NMBA requirement is that English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country, including at least two years between years 7 and 12 Recognised country for this purpose is one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Note these and other countries listed in the Monash Admissions Policy are accepted as meeting the Monash Language of instruction requirement.

English language test

Test result - Within 2 years of the course start date. Validity sitting - Within 2 years of the course start date. Applicants will be able to meet these requirements over 2 test sittings in the circumstances outlined above. Recency calculation - To meet the recency requirements if the applicant relies on English language test results from 2 sittings, then the time calculation begins from the date of the first sitting.

Additional information

Applicants must be 18 years of age by 30 September 2022 in order to meet the mandatory requirements for clinical placements. Underage applicants who can not meet this requirement are not eligible for an offer. Please refer to the mandatory compliance web page for additional information.

Police checks

Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's police checks page.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty website's Working with Children checks page.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine- preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood-borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences. Prospective students are provided detailed information on the effect of blood-borne virus infection on the scope of practice of health care workers. Students who test positive to a blood-borne virus (including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) will be required to consult a specialist medical practitioner approved by the faculty to provide advice on any necessary restrictions on work practices to protect patients and others from infection.

Refer to the faculty website's Immunisation and Infection Risk page for more information.

Drug Administration Policy

Students should be aware of their legal responsibilities regarding the administration and storage of drugs in keeping with the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) and the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic). Substances Regulations 2006 (Vic). Students should be aware of the School of Nursing and Midwifery drug administration policy relevant to their particular year of study. For more information please visit the website and refer to the section entitled 'Clinical Guidelines'.

Inherent Requirements

See Student Placement Guide for information about inherent requirements/personal attributes associated with this course. Faculty note: VET Diploma of Nursing: Diploma of Nursing applicants will need to supply evidence of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registration as an Enrolled Nurse to be able to receive credit transfer and commence in second year.

* Note: Applicant checks are not required prior to offer, but after acceptance of offer prior to commencing clinical placements.

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


Semester two (July)

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)


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.