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
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • 1 year (full 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 (International students)


Successful completion of the Monash Bachelor of Nursing for those wishing to undertake a research project in nursing, or the Monash Bachelor of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) for those wishing to undertake a research project in midwifery, with a distinction average (at least 70%) 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 entry requirements

Level B
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. You will develop advanced theoretical knowledge and research methodologies appropriate to your area of research, 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.

International 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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 072592G