Approved programs of study

The details of programs of study approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) are available below, listed in five categories.

You can search for all approved programs of study leading to registration as an enrolled nurse (EN), registered nurse (RN) and/or midwife, by clicking on the relevant category below. You can also use the search to find approved programs of study leading to endorsements for RNs and midwives.

Programs of study at Australian education providers that qualify a person for registration as a RN, EN or Midwife under section 53(a) of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law), being qualifications approved by the National Board.

Registered Nurse Approved Programs of study for general registration
Enrolled Nurse Approved Programs of study for general registration
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for general registration 

Enrolment into re-entry to practice programs of study is limited to applicants previously registered in Australia as an EN, RN or Midwife who do not meet the National Board’s Recency of Practice Registration Standard, are deemed suitable to complete these programs by the NMBA and hold a valid referral letter.

These programs of study are not offered more broadly and do not independently qualify a person for registration as an EN, RN of Midwife in Australia.

Registered Nurse Approved Programs of study for re-entry to practice
Enrolled Nurse Approved Programs of study for re-entry to practice
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for re-entry to practice 

Programs of study that are bridging courses for internationally qualified nurses and midwives who are required by the National Board to undertake a bridging program and assessment in accordance with section 53(c) of the National Law.

Registered Nurse Approved Programs of study for bridging for IQNMs
Enrolled Nurse Approved Programs of study for bridging for IQNMs
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for bridging for IQNMs 

*Bridging programs are now only available to internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNM) who are were required by the National Board prior to 2 March 2020 under s 53(c) of the National Law to undertake a bridging program following an assessment of their qualifications. These IQNMs will have relevant valid documentation permitting completion of an approved bridging program, (originally) issued prior to 2 March 2020.

All internationally qualified nurse and midwifery applicants wishing to seek registration in Australia as an EN, RN or Midwife after 2 March 2020, must refer and complete all requirements as detailed in the outcomes based assessment pathway.

Programs of study that qualify an applicant to apply for an endorsement on their RN or midwifery registration. There are no endorsements for ENs.

Registered Nurse Approved Programs of study for endorsements
Midwifery Approved Programs of study for endorsements 

For information about ENs having a notation removed from their registration, please see the fact sheet.

Programs of study classified as "Inactive" are not included in these lists. An online search is available for Inactive Programs of Study; these are programs of study no longer delivered by an education provider or are no longer approved for new enrolments by the National Board.

An individual who holds a qualification that is listed as ‘inactive’ will still be qualified for registration, endorsement or notation dependent on the qualification type, provided they enrolled in the program when it was approved or before the program became inactive.

Please note that the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is not involved in the delivery of Board-approved programs of study, setting the student fee for a program of study or deciding when and where programs of study are offered.

Individual education providers decide each year whether to offer a course (Board-approved program of study). The course costs are set by the education provider. These costs vary based on the course content including supervised clinical experience placements, student insurance arrangements, government subsidies and whether students are Australian citizens. Individual education provider websites provide detailed course dates and fee information.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 6/03/2019