Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway

Southern Cross University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093295K

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Nursing Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway is specifically designed for enrolled nurses to become registered nurses in just two years.

Specialist conversion units lead into units that build knowledge in professional nursing, biological sciences and social sciences, building on your professional experience and previous study. You’ll have the opportunity to specialize in specific clinical areas of interest based on availability and supervisory facilities and learn in state-of-the-art facilities with interactive models and simulation laboratories.

This pathway program is for Enrolled Nurses who are graduates of an ANMAC-approved HLT51612 Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) or HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. The course requires current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

Major areas of study

The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices and provides content and clinical experiences as follows:

Professional areas: critical thinking and analysis, provision and coordination of person-centered care, independent and collaborative care, primary health care, mental health, acute and complex care, chronic disease management, palliative care, leadership and care management, aged care.

Biological sciences: anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology and pharmacology.

Social sciences: Australian health care system, Indigenous studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology for health sciences, legal and ethical studies and research methods.

Career opportunities

This pathway program enables an Enrolled Nurse to become a Registered Nurse.

Graduate opportunities for registered nurses exist in a range of public and private health sectors; delivering acute and chronic disease care and management in clinical settings such as pediatrics, community health, primary health care and education; as a practice nurse in GP clinics, mental health, child care, aged care, preoperative care, Indigenous health, rural and remote area health, medical surgical settings, emergency departments and critical care.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 27,600 Per Year Read more3,450 per unit
Start date: 01 March 2021
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

Gold Coast Campus

Southern Cross Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4225

Entry criteria

Qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade.

Applicants must have IELTS - 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; CAE - 67; TOEFL PBT - 600 min 5.0 (TWE); TOEFL iBT - 94 with no less than 25 in writing; PTE - 65 with no communicative score less than 65; ISPLR - 4+ in all 4 skill areas.


Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus
Military Road North Coast New South Wales 2480