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Become a Registered Nurse

Note: Applications for the 2021 intake opened in August and closed September 30, 2020 and was over-subscribed. Please register your interest via the form on this page and we’ll advise you when applications for 2022 open or if alternatives become available.

At Chisholm’s Frankston or Berwick campuses you can complete a La Trobe University Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse). It is available to students who are currently registered as an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA. If you are not an Enrolled Nurse our ‘Free TAFE’ Diploma of Nursing will get you there.

Why choose the Chisholm and La Trobe partnership?
• World-class nurse training facilities
• Save time and money. It’s just two years (rather than three) to gain a university degree and better opportunities.
• All classes close to home at Chisholm Frankston or Berwick
• No ATAR required
• Graduate as a Registered Nurse
• Full time is three days of classes a week. Work while you study.
• Small class sizes, individual attention, more hands on and great results.

In the Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse), you will gain clinical nursing experience, while learning to provide patient-centred care across the life span through face-to-face workshops and clinical sessions.

Alongside the clinical experience, you will study the requirements for the transition to the role of registered nurse, primary health care, health priorities and nursing research. You will also undertake specialised subjects including mental health nursing, recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient and nursing people with chronic illnesses.

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 will assist you to manage time, lead teams, manage caseloads and make ethical clinical decisions with a compassionate and caring approach.

You will be required to complete supervised clinical placements as part of this course.

View the La Trobe University's Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) handbook.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time , 2 years. Part Time equivalent.
Start dates
February 2021