after seeking some sound advice from friends and colleagues (who are also doing the conversion), i've decided to take the longer but more stable route, Conversion program that is. work experience is a big deciding factor for me because i dont have any post grad experience, I was thinking if i do the BP instead of the conversion, i might get easily intimidated or go thru a rough time trying to catch up knowing that most of the students are well-experienced nurses already. also, the conversion program is comparable to tertiary education (they said they originally chuck the 2 1/2 yrs off the program since we are RNs already making it just a 1yr course but its considered as an undergrad BSN course) so its a great advantage esp when looking for an employer knowing that you graduated from a well established uni here in Au. i think since i don't have anything to boast for, a qualification from Curtin can give me an edge,somehow.
also, a friend who's doing her clinicals in one of the hospitals in WA said that most of the nurses in that particular hospital are Uni graduates, mostly coming from Murdoch and Curtin so she convinced me to do the conversion instead. i also heard inside the campus they conduct job fairs of some sort so it does help.
I know it will take a while, but these days time flies soooo fast you barely know its 1yr already. :)