Clinical leadership



Gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to undertake leadership roles within the Australian healthcare industry. If you are interested in leadership and believe you have potential to be a future leader this course is for you.

I got to do medication administration, including intravenous therapy and injections, in first year which was extremely exciting and challenging!

Verity Cooper

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.

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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.

Career opportunities

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.

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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