How Can I Become a Student Nurse?

If you wish to study to become a Registered Nurse in Australia, then the first thing you will need is to graduate from high school with the HSC or a state-based equivalent. Next, you will need to study a Bachelor of Nursing at an accredited university. At this point, however, it’s worth noting that some universities will require you to have completed prerequisite subjects at high school, such as science or maths, meaning it’s a good idea to plan your route into the nursing profession while at school.

There is a variety of different Bachelor of Nursing degrees available from universities across Australia, usually requiring at least three years of study and a requisite number of hours of real-world clinical experience. After you have completed your studies, you will need to complete your application to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). This is the professional body that grants you the certification to practice as a nurse.

For students wishing to study nursing in Australia, there are grants, scholarships and other awards available that can help you pursue your healthcare education goals. To register your interest in this type of financial assistance, you should consult the Australian College of Nursing website or speak to counsellor at your school about your potential eligibility.