Registration

In order to work as a nurse in Australia, you need to be registered with the relevant state authority. The statute which is used is the Nurses and Midwives Act 1991. It strives to:

  • protect the health and safety of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure that nurses and midwives are fit to practise, and
  • provide mechanisms to enable the public and employers to readily identify nurses and midwives who are registered or enrolled.

Process for registration

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Local registration requirements are different from overseas registration requirements. Sydney Nursing School can provide assistance in that process.

Pre-registration

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Students who are not registered nurses can choose a degree which enables them to apply for registration upon graduation. Our "pre-registration" courses are: Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies), combined degree courses and Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry).

Post-registration

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It is possible for nurses who are already registered to further their studies in courses which are "post-registration". They include the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) and most of the postgraduate advanced learning courses in specialty areas.