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Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NURS

Health Sciences

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Nursing is a rewarding career. As a nurse you can make a unique and significant impact on the health and wellbeing of people on an individual or community level. Nursing practice blends patient care with nursing science, and biological and behavioural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) is designed for those intending to practice as a registered nurse. Registered nurses provide care to restore a patient's health, help them with rehabilitation or give palliative care. They work in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community and home-based services, and in industry.

What the course involves:

This course includes biological, behavioural and nursing sciences, and is organised around the study of individuals within the family and community. Your study will integrate nursing theory with clinical practice and can provide you with an opportunity for practical learning.

Your learning will involve interprofessional education, which will give you the opportunity ti study with different nursing and medical specialists in a range of fields. This will encourage you to be an active, contributing member of an interprofessional healthcare team. 

Specialisations
Areas of specialist nursing practice include:

  • mental health nursing
  • midwifery
  • child and family health
  • aged care
  • cancer nursing
  • intensive care
  • operating theatre
  • community health
  • mental health
  • remote area nursing
  • research
  • management
  • education
  • workplace health and safety. 

Fieldwork experience
This course provides a comprehensive program of study involving a diverse range of simulated practice and fieldwork, interprofessional learning, advanced clinical skill development and the opportunity for an international study experience. 

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

Potential employers

  • public hospitals 
  • private hospitals 
  • community health agencies i.e. child health centres, Silverchain and abroad.

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Professional recognition

Completion of this course allows you to seek registration as a registered nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Registration is subject to meeting all requirements of the NMBA. To meet the registration requirements of the NMBA, you are expected to complete the comprehensive stream within eight years.

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).

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and MC Verbal
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

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

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.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

Human Biological Science 3A/3B and Integrated Science 3A/3B

Other requirements:

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

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

Where:

Bentley or Albany
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

Please note: July entry is only available at the Bentley Campus.

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3.5 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported Commonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$7,800*

*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.

Other notes:

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.

Those studying in Albany will be required to travel to Perth for selected clinical units.

 

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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Human Biology and Physical Sciences, and a good grounding in basic Mathematics are desirable.

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

Where:

Bentley or Albany
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3.5 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

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

Other notes:

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.

Those studying in Albany will be required to travel to Perth for selected clinical units.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Human biology and physical sciences, and a good grounding in basic mathematics are desirable.

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

Where:

Bentley or Albany
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3.5 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,600
Indicative year 1 fee $31,200
Total indicative course fee $111,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,051

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

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.

Those studying in Albany will be required to travel to Perth for selected clinical units.

CRICOS: 041794K
This page was last updated on 10 September 2014

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