Nursing and midwifery


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.

Disciplines within nursing and midwifery

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.

Research excellence

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.

Jessica Webster

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.

Experience the world while you study

Thanks to partnerships with organisations all over the world, there are several opportunities to gain an international perspective on your studies. 

For example, Bachelor of Nursing students can undertake a trimester with VIA University College, Viborg (Denmark), and gain credit towards their degree. You may also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour* as an elective unit, to explore health care in another country, such as Bhutan, China, the Philippines or Thailand. 

These international experiences enable you to appreciate the importance of the nurse’s role in different environments and understand the meaning of global citizenship through practical experience.

* Tours are open for application to all School of Nursing and Midwifery students.

Ranked among the best

Deakin's ranked in the top 25 universities in the world for its nursing courses, based on the 2017 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

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