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.

*2016 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


Postgraduate information evening

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is holding a postgraduate information session at Melbourne Burwood Campus on the evening of Tuesday 6 September

Learn more and register your attendance

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.

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.

Explore our facilities

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

Featured staff

Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti has coordinated the Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Honors) program for several years. Professor Botti was recently honoured with an Order of Australia (AM) Award for significant service to nursing, medical education and pain management research as an academic and author.

Contact us

General enquiries
+61 3 9251 7777
Email the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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