Learn how to provide the necessary support, care and advice to women and their families throughout pregnancy and childbirth, as well as postnatal care after birth.

Deakin was my whole life for more than four years – I studied there, I worked there, and met the most incredible friends and mentors

Anita Hubbard

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

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The School of Nursing and Midwifery has been ranked number 22 in the world for nursing in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. This puts Deakin nursing in the top 1% of universities globally.

Learning for the future

Deakin’s innovative learning technologies, clinical simulation centres, extensive health network partnerships, excellent teachers and commitment to a personalised learning experience for every student means you will be engaged, work ready and successful.

Midwifery courses

Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career

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Research with us

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) – and in partnership with several major healthcare providers. Nursing ethics, the child-bearing experience, medication management… whatever your focus, we have an expert supervisor for you.

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Our accreditation

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery or a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, you may apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for registration as a midwife.

Career opportunities

A career in midwifery could lead to work in a range of areas, including:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • clinics
  • maternity services.

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Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin is one of the largest in Australia, and is committed to providing excellence in its courses through an emphasis on current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing.

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