Basic nurse education courses
Award courses designed to provide an initial qualification in nursing which makes the student eligible for registration as a nurse. These are usually degree courses for those commencing since 1992 and diploma courses for those commencing before 1992. Excludes courses which are "conversion courses" for registered nurses who possess an initial qualification in nursing, whether gained in a hospital-based course or from a higher education institution.
Source: Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), Analysis and Planning Unit