As a graduate of clinical leadership, you’ll be able to bring your nursing and leadership skills to life in a range of professional settings. You’ll be highly sought after for your nursing knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm and problem-solving capabilities.
You may find roles in all areas of nursing, including acute care/sub-acute care, emergency, aged care, paediatrics and rehabilitation; in hospitals, government departments, district health services, community health services, the education sector, businesses and private industry.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
The opportunity to complete a mentorship program with nurse leaders in management, research and education has given me a wider perspective of leadership.
Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)
The only course of its kind in Victoria
The Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) is the only three-year, full-time course where you’ll participate in mentored experiences in three leadership-focused units of Leadership and Management, Research Leadership and Educational Leadership.
Research with us
Bring your ideas to the national or global stage with a higher degree by research. We have a strong research culture and extensive partnerships with major healthcare providers to help you develop your ideas.
Who we work with
The school’s partnership networks with healthcare organisations have led to a range of innovative clinical learning models. This gives you access to a wide variety of healthcare environments and clinical learning experiences.
What do our students and staff say?
The importance of clinical leadership in nursing and midwifery at Deakin University
Deakin’s Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) is the only undergraduate nursing course in Victoria with a focus on mentored clinical leadership. Katrina Nankervis, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education Strategy, Monash Health, discusses Monash Health’s focus of employing registered nurses who have clinical leadership skills.
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