Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the largest in Australia. It offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses based on evidence-based practice and reflects current trends in the nursing and midwifery professions. If you have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team, are a good decision maker and want to make a genuine difference, a course in this area may be for you.
Learn in the real world
You'll be exposed to real-life scenarios in healthcare settings as soon as you start studying. It's no wonder you'll graduate as a registered nurse and/or a midwife with a significantly higher chance of employment than other graduates around the country.
Significantly higher employment rates than Australian average
The high likelihood of our undergraduates gaining employment is a testament to the great learning experience at Deakin – from teaching excellence and on-the-job learning to our state-of-the-art simulation centres.
Source: 2015 Australian Graduate Survey
Get professional recognition
After completing a Deakin nursing course, you're eligible to apply for
registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you are also eligible to register as a nurse and/or midwife.
Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of Australia’s most research-active schools.
Our staff have many years of supervision experience and are supported by collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, healthcare networks, communities and support centres.
At uni I had a nursing placement at the Royal Children's Hospital, giving me hands-on experience.
Nursing graduate employed at The Royal Children's Hospital
Practical, real-world experience
Early exposure to clinical environments lets you develop and consolidate your skills, so you graduate job-ready. When you're not on a clinical learning program, you'll be learning at purpose-built learning spaces with state-of-the-art equipment.
Ranked among the best
Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for nursing in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, which are based on academic and employer reputation and research impact.