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Registered Nurse Conversion - Non-Registration Nurse

Undergraduate Stream


Registered Nurse Conversion Non-Registration Nurse Stream (BSc Nursing)
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR Not applicable


This stream leads to a bachelor degree, establishing a basis for future postgraduate study for specialisation and research.

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Registered Nurse Conversion – Non-Registration Nurse stream: This stream is ideal for nurses who already hold registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.

(Division 1), and want to advance their qualification from diploma level to bachelor degree. 

The stream builds on your professional knowledge and experience as a registered nurse and enhances your capability as a member of an interprofessional team in a changing healthcare system.

You will study research, evidence informed practice and the biological and behavioural sciences that underlie nursing. You will be encouraged to problem solve, identify and assess the needs of individuals and families.

The stream can also help you establish a basis for future postgraduate study, specialisation and research.

Completion of this stream leads to a Bachelor award but does not lead to registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board in Australia.

For more information about entry requirements for the different streams available, visit the Application Requirements page.

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.


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.

Admission criteria

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)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

This is not a course switching stream. You must have a completed qualification to enter this stream.

Higher education course switcher criteria

This is not a course switching stream. You must have a completed qualification to enter this stream.

A recognised three-year Australian Qualification Framework Diploma (or equivalent); proof of professional registration; minimum three months’ full-time clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute setting; provision of a current résumé, job description and statement of employment.

Other requirements and notes for this course

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.

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.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: STRU-CNVRN
  • Last updated on: December 10, 2019