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Become a registered nurse in Kalgoorlie or Albany

With a registered nursing degree, you can add to your skill set and enjoy a wide range of leadership opportunities across clinical settings.

The 2.5-year Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream is the ideal pathway to transform your qualification from enrolled nurse to registered nurse, and take your career to a new level.

The Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse course offers you the flexibility to study closer to home at Curtin Kalgoorlie or the Great Southern Universities Centre (GSUC) in Albany. It offers a blended learning format and includes clinical placements across diverse settings, as well as support from qualified and experienced School of Nursing staff.

Qualify sooner

The course provides a diverse program of simulated practice, advanced clinical skill development and scientific knowledge. In recognition of your prior experience as an enrolled nurse, your course length will be reduced by one year, from 3.5 years of study to 2.5 years.

You’ll benefit from:

  • 680 hours of professional placements in different clinical settings across regional or metro locations
  • flexible learning that blends online and face-to-face units offered on campus in Kalgoorlie or Albany
  • support from Curtin Kalgoorlie or GSUC staff, in addition to qualified and experienced School of Nursing staff
  • full access to internet, library and computer lab facilities at Curtin Kalgoorlie and GSUC
  • graduating as a registered nurse.
Gain professional recognition

Gain professional recognition

When you graduate, you can apply for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia and work as a Registered Nurse across many industries including community health, home healthcare, nursing care facilities and private and public hospitals.

Advance your career

Advance your career

Becoming a registered nurse will qualify you to engage in more complex care, lead teams of enrolled and registered nurses, and become eligible for senior leadership and management roles.

How to apply

Applications are now open.

To apply for the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream, submit an application to the Bachelor of Science (Nursing). You will be prompted during the application process to select your campus and the Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse stream.

A cornerstone of nursing education

Curtin’s School of Nursing is the longest established nursing school in the Australian university sector.

Impressive rankings

We are ranked in the top 100 in the world for nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021.

Professional recognition

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

Our campuses

Study at Curtin Kalgoorlie

Curtin Kalgoorlie is located next to the Central Business District and offers a strong sense of community both in and out of the classroom, plus a thriving social club that hosts regular events and activities.


If you’re studying at Curtin Kalgoorlie, you can live at the Agricola student accommodation. Agricola is located across from the campus, close to the town centre, and offers access to a gym, sporting and leisure facilities.

Study at GSUC

Great Southern Universities Centre offers campus-style, 24-hour Study Hubs in the hearts of Albany and Denmark. You’ll have free access to individual and collaborative study spaces, computer facilities, video conferencing, meeting rooms, high-speed internet and printing.

You’ll also have free access to the Centre’s on-site Student Support Officer. Get help with study advice and planning, general assignment and exam advice, navigating university processes, advocacy, writing and research skills, and connecting you with the support you need throughout your studies.

It’s a place where you can come together with others in your course for study sessions, watching lectures, and collaborate throughout your studies, enhancing your student experience.