Doctor of Nursing Science – Not offered in 2012
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Requirements for admission can be found at University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 10) Guidelines for Doctoral degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Special admission requirements
Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-registration experience or experience approved by the Head of School.
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Doctoral Degrees Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 10).
NS6100:06 Doctoral Specialisation 1
NS6210:06 Integrated Literature Review
NS6300:06 Research Theory and Practice
PD7211:00 Professional Doctorate Research Portfolio (Part 1)
PD7212:00 Professional Doctorate Research Portfolio (Part 2)
PD7213:00 Professional Doctorate Research Portfolio (Part 3)
PD7214:00 Professional Doctorate Research Portfolio (Part 4)
NS6110:06 Doctoral Specialisation 2
6 credit points of any level 5 or 6 NS or level 5 or 6 TM subjects (as approved by the Course Coordinator)
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee (HDRS-C)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
27 credit points
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
A person admitted to candidature on the basis of previous enrolment in a Masters degree relevant to the proposed Doctoral program, may be given advanced standing for work towards the Masters degree. In exceptional cases advanced standing may be given to a candidate for relevant research work undertaken at another university.
The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the HDRSC on the recommendation of the Head of the School.
The University will not normally accept a candidate who has been enrolled at another institution for more than two years (full-time equivalent) or release a candidate who has been enrolled for more than two years (full-time equivalent).
Inclusion of field of research on testamur
The field of research shall not appear on the testamur.
Exit with a lesser award
After examination of the thesis, and subject to the requirements under University Requirements - Research Doctorate Degrees, the HDRSC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.