curtin is a great uni, although i never went there. but i went through uni with curtin students.
curtin gives you a BSc, instead os a Bch Nsg which means your exempt from other units, should you change career paths. its a 3 1/2year degree because of these extra units.
curtin has a great reputation, and has many benefits such as HECS, additional qualifications (Bch Sc), a strong academic and social culture, and these are important. nursing, no matter which uni is hard work, but extremely rewarding, and you can work as a nursing assistant while you study.
here's a list that i think you should be looking at when choosing a nursing school
1) academic staff (do they know their stuff)
2 how much prac you get through the course ( this is so so important... i got about 9 months prac over 3 years... it made a huge difference to the way i handled things once i graduated)
3) what was the format of prac? ( some are 1 day a week for 5 weeks, or 4 days a week for 6wks)
4) how close is it to your home? ( your going to be spending alot of time driving to and from uni, and hospitals)
curtin is a great course, but but there are other options. here are the uni's that have nursing courses in perth
Edith cowan (joondalup)
Notre Dame ( Fremantle)
Murdoch ( rockingham i think.... although they may have brought it up to murdoch campus)
there are other nursing schools you can study externally for, such as Charles darwin, in darwin. we get their students all the time.
but you have obviously dont research into this anyway...
so i probably havent helped at all...
good luck in your studies. you'll love it no-matter where you do it.