24 months
39600 AUD/year
4467 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Upgrade your current Enrolled Nurse qualification with our two-year Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) degree at La Trobe University. You'll graduate ready to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Your hands-on experience in this Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) degree at La Trobe University begins at our on-campus clinical simulation centres and extends to supervised experience in hospitals and healthcare agencies. 

Alongside this clinical experience, you'll study transition to a Registered Nurse, acute nursing care and nursing research. These subjects enable you to support patients and lead care across the life span. You'll also take more specialised subjects like Mental Health Nursing, Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient and Nursing People with Chronic Illnesses.

Senior metropolitan students will undertake study at one of our clinical schools in leading Victorian hospitals like:

  • The Alfred
  • The Austin  
  • Royal Melbourne
  • and The Northern.

La Trobe Regional School and Chisholm students will undertake their studies at a local site.

The final subjects in the curriculum aim to support your transition to Registered Nurse by promoting consolidation and reflection on your clinical practice and engagement in professional nursing. These subjects assist you manage time, lead teams, manage caseloads and make ethical clinical decisions with a compassionate and caring approach.

Career outcomes

Job prospects are excellent, with around 97% of our 2012 graduates finding placements in their preferred hospitals. You may also be eligible to work overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Nations Health
  • Nursing and Midwifery Research
  • Nursing Patients with Acute Illness
  • Nursing: Health Priorities
  • Primary Healthcare Nursing
  • Engagement in Professional Nursing
  • Nursing Patients with Chronic Illness 
  • Nursing: Mental Health and Illness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0100267

  • IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0 (can be across 2 sittings in a 6-month period, but no score can be below 6.5 and overall score must be 7 in both sittings)
  • Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.
  • First aid/CPR certificate
  • Immunisations 
  • Police record check
  • Uniform and badge
  • Working with Children Check

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    39600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4467 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4467 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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