This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.
Nursing image

Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse

Undergraduate stream

Upgrade your qualifications from Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse (Division 1).

See full course structure
  • ATAR
    Minimum ATAR Not applicable
  • Qualification
    Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Stream (BSc Nursing)
  • Credit
  • Fieldwork
    See requirements
See full course structure

Check the application deadline for the parent course

See full course structure


If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Work experience

Upgrade your skills and knowledge by completing a minimum of 680 hours of professional placements.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Curtin Early Offers for 2023

Are you in year 12 and keen to lock in your place at Curtin early? Let us take the pressure off.

Our Early Offers Program is available for most Curtin courses, and will help you secure a place in your chosen course before you even receive your ATAR.
Find out more

This stream is tailored towards applicants who are registered as an AQF Diploma level 5 Enrolled Nurse. It will give you the qualification you need to become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

In this stream, you will increase your knowledge of the biological, behavioural and nursing sciences, and study the relationship between individuals, their families and communities, to deliver appropriate patient-centred care.

Your learning will involve interprofessional education, allowing you to study with different nursing and medical specialists from a range of fields. This will increase your interdisciplinary knowledge and help solidify your position as an active, contributing member of an interprofessional healthcare team.

You will complete a minimum of 680 hours of professional placements in diverse clinical settings, including public hospitals and private practice in both metropolitan and rural locations.

You will at times be required to complete your placement at a pre-approved workplace in Perth if you need to practice in specialist areas, such as in critical care.

Note: This stream is offered within the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree. To apply for this stream, pleasing apply for the Bachelor of Science (Nursing). 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Learn to work without supervision and take your nursing knowledge and clinical practice to an international standard, with this accredited qualification.
  • Reduce the length of this course by up to a full year, by applying for Credit for Recognised Learning
  • Gain diverse fieldwork experience, in over 680 hours of professional placements.

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply to become a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia.

Career information


  • Registered nurse.


  • Community health agencies
  • Private hospitals 
  • Public hospitals.

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 may include 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 may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

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 and be registered with AHPRA to enter this stream.

Higher education course switcher criteria

This is not a course switching stream. You must have a completed qualification and be registered with AHPRA to enter this stream.

This stream is available to current Australian Registered Enrolled Nurses. You must have completed an AQF Diploma of Enrolled Nursing and be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse.

Applicants who have not met these eligibility requirements are not eligible for the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream.

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.

Application information

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

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:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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

Help is at hand

See our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us below.

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: STRU-ENRNU
  • Last updated on: 25/09/2022