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COURSE

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Conversion Program for Registered Nurses

B-NURSCON

TAUGHT BY: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

700

About offering

This course is designed to build on the professional knowledge and experience of registered nurses; through study of research, evidence informed practice and the biological and behavioural sciences underlying nursing. Emphasis is placed upon the maintenance and development of professional nursing competencies and enhancing capabilities as members of an interprofessional team in a changing health care system. The course will establish a basis for future postgraduate study, specialisation and research. Utilisation of the problem solving approach is promoted, with particular focus on the identification and assessment of health problems and nursing needs of individuals and their families. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

You can not apply to this stream directly. Applications can be submitted via the main course page.

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

Student profile

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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: B-NURSCON
  • This offering was last updated on: 17/04/2019