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Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NURS Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 75 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3.5 years full-time

Course overview

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This degree is designed to train you to work as a Registered Nurse. Registered nurses work to restore a patient’s health, help them with rehabilitation or give them palliative care.

This course provides a comprehensive program of study involving simulated practice and fieldwork, advanced clinical skill development, biological, behavioural and nursing sciences, and the opportunity for an international study experience.

It is organised around the study of individuals within families and communities, and integrates nursing theory with clinical practice to give you the opportunity for experiential learning.

You will also have the opportunity to learn in an interprofessional environment and provide care as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team.

To complete this 3.5-year degree you will enrol in the Comprehensive Stream.

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


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and MC Verbal

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

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses


Desirable WACE courses

Human Biology ATAR and Integrated Science ATAR

Other requirements

Mandatory requirements for clinical practice include:

  • Manual Handling and Basic Life Support Certificate is required prior to commencement of the course and then updated on a yearly basis.
  • Department of Health Criminal Record Screening 
  • National Police Screen 
  • Working with Children Check 

You will need to keep these requirements current during your course. You are responsible for the cost of these.

You must also be available to undertake clinical practice during and/or outside semester in health care facilities.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:


A first aid qualification (Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent) is required prior to completion of the first year of the course.

A break from study of more than one semester will incur additional clinical practice.

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.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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 do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning. If you have an Enrolled Nurse qualification you will be awarded recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Nurse - Registered

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.

Why 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.