Registered Nurse

To become a registered nurse, you must complete a bachelor degree at university. The best subjects to study in year 12 are human biology or any other science subject, maths, and WACE level English. These subjects provide you with a sound knowledge base for subsequent nursing studies. However, the required subjects can vary according to each university, so it is advisable to research each campus’ prerequisite requirements.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to enter a registered nursing or midwifery course varies from university-to-university and year-to-year. It is recommended that you contact each university to find out the cut-off score for each of their courses ( ie the minimum score needed to enter the particular university). Some individual course cut-off scores may be higher than others, due to a high demand.

Where to study Registered nursing

Metropolitan campuses

Regional campuses

  • Curtin University – Albany, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie
  • Edith Cowan University – Bunbury
  • University of Notre Dame Fremantle – Broome