Faculty of Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Future students

Come and Study with the MOST satisfied students in Victoria. Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery has the highest ranked Bachelor of Nursing in Victoria for overall student satisfaction (91.2%)*
*Australian Graduate Survey Course Experience Questionnaire (2012)

The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcome applications from:

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor of Nursing H326
Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery D355
Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion D381
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science D387

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Application procedures

Year 12

Applications for undergraduate courses should be made via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions System (VTAC), refer to www.vtac.edu.au.

Non Year 12

If you have completed year 12 (or equivalent) or have not undertaken any tertiary study within the last five years you are required to undertake a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice. If, however, you are registered or eligible to register as an enrolled nurse, you are not required to sit the STAT. You are also encouraged to complete and submit a VTAC Personal History form if you would like other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work or community experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation via the VTAC system in support of their application.

Refer to the Extra requirements section of each course in the 2014 VTAC Guide to ensure you meet the application requirements.

Enrolled nurses

The School of Nursing and Midwifery welcomes applications from enrolled nurses.

Enrolled nurses who are eligible to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia(NMBA), can be granted up to 8 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)* upon application to the Bachelor Of Nursing or up to 5 credit points for CPL for the combined degrees.

As CPL is spread across the three years of the course, students have a reduced study load for the duration of the course. Credit for Prior Learning in granted for trimester 1 of the course and studies commence in July (trimester 2) or November (trimester 3) of first year. Students who elect to accept CPL for any unit must ensure they have achieved the intended learning outcomes for that unit and are current in that knowledge and clinical skill.

Enrolled nurses wishing to commence one of our nursing degrees may also apply for trimester 2 or 3 commencement by direct applications via the applicant portal. http://applicantportal.deakin.edu.au/connect/webconnect

Overseas nurses

Are you an overseas qualified registered nurse with Australian permanent residency?

For further information on how to obtain registration as a general nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, please contact our Professional Development Unit to discuss our pre-registration program.

Pre-registration Program for Overseas Qualified Registered Nurses

Honours

Bachelor of Nursing H421
The honours year develops evaluation and research skills in nursing practice and health service delivery. This will enhance employment prospects and enable graduates to qualify for research higher degrees in the discipline of nursing. Admission to the course is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

Postgraduate courses

Diabetes

Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education H520

Nursing practice

Master of Nursing Practice H771

Applicants wishing to undertake the intensive care, cardiac care, emergency care or perioperative specialty streams must also independently apply for and seek permanent employment with a collaborating hospital within their specialty area.  Offers to undertake these specialty streams will not be issued until written confirmation of this support by a collaborating hospital has been received by Deakin University.

Midwifery

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery H676

Applicants wishing to undertake the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery must also independently apply for and seek permanent employment with a collaborating hospital within their specialty area. Offers to undertake the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery will not be issued until written confirmation of this support by a collaborating hospital has been received by Deakin University.

Nurse practitioner

Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) H773

Research degrees

Master of Nursing H821
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) H920
Master of Applied Science H822

Find a comprehensive list of supervisors and their research interests

Details of School research degree procedures

Induction Information Package
Confirmation of Candidature Procedures
Thesis Proposal for Confirmation
HDR milestone planning template

Re-entry course for nurses*

If you have been registered previously as a general nurse, or are currently registered, but have not had recent nursing experience and wish to update your skills and knowledge, the Professional Development Unit can provide you with further information on the appropriate course for your needs.

Information about short courses

*Please note these are full-fee paying courses.

Clinical Simulation Centre

The Clinical Simulation Centre at Deakin University consists of purpose built laboratories and simulated hospital environments. The centres are situated on each of the university campuses and are well resourced with state of the art equipment to aid students in their clinical learning and their transition towards independent nursing practice.

Clinical skills Ward

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2nd October 2013