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Nursing

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

Health Sciences

The Application closing date for this course is Friday 26 June 2015

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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.

Career Opportunities: 
This course can help you become a Registered Nurse.

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

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

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Registered nurse (Division 1)).

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).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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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

When:

February or July

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

How:

Part-time or full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3.5 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 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.
$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.

 

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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/Pakistan 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

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.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0

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/Pakistan 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

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.

CRICOS: 041794K
This page was last updated on 30 March 2015

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