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.
Head of School
All the courses we offer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery are grouped into disciplines:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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Email the School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125