What will I learn?

Become a registered nurse and give comprehensive care to patients in a variety of settings. This 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.

Student nurses undertake a minimum of 800 hours of clinical placements prior to graduation.

Please note: a break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.

Alternative streams under the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) are offered to enhance your qualification if you are already an enrolled or registered nurse:

  • Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Stream (Domestic only)
  • Registered Nurse Conversion - Australian Registration Nurse Stream (Domestic and International)
  • Registered Nurse Conversion - Non-Registration Nurse Stream (Domestic and International).

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

Why study Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

  • Blends the best traditions of patient care with a solid grounding in the nursing, biological and behavioural sciences.
  • Flexible learning opportunities.
  • This is the first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university.
  • You can expand your theoretical foundations in the physical, biological and behavioural sciences relevant to the present day practice of nursing.

Professional recognition

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

Career information

This course can help you become a Registered Nurse.

Potential employers include:

  • Public hospitals
  • Private hospitals
  • Community health agencies i.e. child health centres, Silverchain and abroad.

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - Registered Nurse Conversion Australian Registration Nurse Stream: This course is for registered nurses seeking registration in Australia. Duration is 1 year.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

041794K

Study options

Full Time (3 years, 6 months)

Tuition fees
A$33,200.00 (US$ 22,496) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $34,600 for 2020

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years, 6 months)

Tuition fees
A$33,200.00 (US$ 22,496) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $34,600 for 2020

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. 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) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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.

Prerequisites (Registered Nurse Conversion Australian Registration Nurse Stream): Qualifications recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework as equivalent to a minimum of a three-year diploma, minimum of three months full-time recent clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in a hospital (acute setting). Provision of resume, job description, statement of employment, overseas nursing registration are required.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.5; Overall band score 7.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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