- Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 3 years, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Become a registered nurse and give comprehensive care to patients in a variety of settings.
I’d have to say that one of the best things about this course is the variety of clinical placements, where I’m able to apply what I’ve learned in class to a real clinical setting. It is an incredible experience working alongside and learning from so many different nurses, and gaining the confidence to put theory into practise.
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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.
You will gain strong, practical skills by completing a minimum of 800 hours of clinical placements in hospitals, private practice and rural health settings.
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 only).
Please note: a break from study of more than one semester may incur additional clinical practice.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- 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.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
Graduates can apply for registration to become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
- Registered nurse.
- 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
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Essential course prerequisites
Human biology, mathematics and integrated science are desirable.
Other requirements and notes for this course
Applicants for the Registered Nurse Conversion Australian Registration Nurse Stream are required to submit supplementary documents with their application. Please visit the BSc Nursing supplementary information page for further information.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
For more information about entry requirements for the different streams available, visit the application requirements page.
Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$17,500*|
|Total indicative course fee||$120,700*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$34,600*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: B-NURS
- CRICOS code: 041794K
- Last updated on: April 3, 2020