School of Nursing and Midwifery

Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the largest in Australia and ranked amongst the best in the world*.

We offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, developed in consultation with our healthcare partners and are one of Australia’s most research active schools of nursing.

Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery. Celebrating 30 years.

*2017 QS World University Rankings

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is uniquely positioned within academic and health care environments through an integrated health services partnership network. Our teaching and research is focused on the principles of quality and safety in health care and, as such, courses are evidence-based, underpinned by best practice guidelines and promote a person-centred approach.

Professor Maxine Duke

Head of School

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Work with real patients, here and overseas

You'll take your nursing skills into the community every trimester on a clinical placement. Choose from local and regional Victorian healthcare organisations or take advantage of our global partnerships and study abroad.

Read more about study opportunities

The latest in simulation centres

At every campus we have a simulated hospital ward, complete with all the equipment you'd find in a real one. Here, you can practice the hands-on skills you'll need for your clinical placements (and career).

We also have a community simulation centre at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, so you can develop the skills to deliver health assessments, environmental risk assessments, and provide safe, quality care in a community context.

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Studying nursing and midwifery at Deakin

Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to providing excellence in our courses through an emphasis on current trends and evidence-based practice in nursing.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti AM is Chair in Nursing in Deakin Nursing’s Epworth HealthCare partnership. Professor Botti has research interests that cross a number of clinical practice domains, with a particular focus on pain management, patient activation, quality and safety and clinical outcomes in acute care settings. She was honoured in 2016 with an Order of Australia (AM) Award for significant service to nursing, medical education and pain management research as an academic and author.

World-class nursing research

From laughter therapy for people with chronic kidney disease to the impact of emerging technology on patients and carers, our research is always focused on practical application and real patient outcomes.

We currently have over 100 research projects underway through the Centre of Quality and Patient Safety (QPS).

Find out more about our research

Opportunities for international visitors

Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery welcomes applications from overseas academics and PhD candidates to come and research with us. 

Visitors are able to work on meaningful projects with Deakin researchers, expand their international networks and contribute to our vibrant research culture. 

Learn more about the opportunities available for overseas scholars

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School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125