Nursing and midwifery

INTEREST AREA

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.

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.

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