What will I learn?

his course provides a wide-ranging program of simulated practice and fieldwork, advanced clinical skill development, biological, behavioural and nursing sciences, and the opportunity for an international study experience.

Your studies will focus on developing the skills and knowledge you’ll need to meet the demands of our changing healthcare system.

You will be encouraged to be an active, contributing member of an interprofessional healthcare team, which will give you the opportunity to study with different nursing and medical specialists in a range of fields.

You will gain strong, practical skills by completing a minimum of 800 hours of clinical placements in hospitals, private practice and rural health settings.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for registration to become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Career information

Careers

Registered nurse.

Industries

Community health agencies
Private hospitals
Public hospitals.

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate accountable, safe, effective and innovative nursing care incorporating research evidence into nursing practice
  • Use reflective, evidence based and problem solving approaches to the provision of nursing care
  • Access and critically evaluate and utilise health care information
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families and communities within diverse health contexts
  • Use technologies that assist the nurse to provide quality patient care within a changing health care environment
  • Be an independent, self-directed learner who constructively reflects upon the health, social and educational experiences of self and others
  • Incorporate regional, national, and global trends and innovations in health care into nursing practice
  • Incorporate social, economic and cultural differences in the provision of culturally appropriate and sensitive nursing care in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate ethical practice in accordance with legislation, nursing practice standards and professional codes of conduct.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

041794K

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years, 6 months full-time)

Tuition fees
A$34,600.00 (US$ 24,677) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $120,700

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 March 2021, 26 July 2021

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) - Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 58; Overall band score – 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 169; C2 Proficiency (CPE) - 190 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 176. A United States High School or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with an average grade of B or better in 12th grade and a total score of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum of 400 in each component OR a composite score of 21 or better in the American College Test (ACT) OR successful completion of the first year of a four-year bachelor degree at a regionally accredited institution.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12
and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Course prerequisites

Human biology, mathematics and integrated science are desirable.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 7.0; Overall band score 7.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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