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Nursing and midwifery

Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the largest in Australia and offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses based on evidence-based practice and reflecting current trends in the nursing profession


What can I study?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers programs for each career stage, from undergraduate to postgraduate, research degrees and professional development short courses.

Our nursing courses are informed by clinicians from our partnership organisations and have a strong emphasis on hands-on practical experience. As a nursing graduate, you will be highly sought after for your ability to provide high-quality, person-centred and evidence-based care focused towards improving patient outcomes.


Why study at Deakin?

Our courses prepare you for practice within a range of health care settings and equip you with the knowledge and skills to care for patients with a variety of complex illnesses. Clinical placements and skills training account for approximately 50 per cent of the course contact hours and are undertaken in various metropolitan, rural and regional health care settings.

Practical experience commences in Trimester 1, year one

All of Deakin's nursing courses include a strong clinical learning program that contributes to approximately 50 per cent of your learning opportunities.

Beginning just a few months after you begin your course, early exposure to the clinical environment gives you extensive opportunities to develop, integrate and consolidate knowledge and clinical skills.  You will  learn under the supervision of qualified practitioners in a variety of areas including acute/sub-acute care, medical and surgical care, aged care, community, midwifery, paediatrics and psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Choose your own clinical placement

The School of Nursing and Midwifery's Clinical Partnerships Program connects Deakin University to many of the largest hospitals and health care organisations in the public and private sector, and in metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions. These partnership networks have led to a range of clinical models that give you the opportunity to choose which of our partner health care organisations you go to for your clinical experience.

You also have the opportunity to apply to participate in one of the partner student fellowship models. Depending on which partnership model you choose to participate in, you may be able to attend some classes at your partner hospital and complete the majority of your clinical placements at that hospital throughout your course. These models allow you to gain a rich understanding of that hospital's environment, policies and procedures, therefore positioning you as a preferred applicant for employment at that hospital at the completion of your course. In yet another model, you can undertake your clinical experience in a different hospital each time you have a clinical practicum, providing you with exciting insights into different health services.

Purpose-built learning facilities

The Clinical Simulation Centres at Deakin University consists of purpose-built laboratories and simulated hospital environments. Which provide a safe, supportive and realistic environment for you to develop core clinical nursing skills.The centres are situated on each campus and are well resourced with state-of-the-art equipment to assist your clinical learning and transition towards independent nursing practice.

Teaching and research excellence

Staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery are involved in a range of research activities that both reflect and inform the teaching program and their involvement with community organisations. Our staff have many years of supervision experience and are enthusiastic in encouraging research degrees. The research profile of staff is facilitated by collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, health care networks, communities and support centres. These partnerships enable us to provide our research students with excellent opportunities to pursue their own research.


Study overseas

Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.

Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and cloud (online) students, previously referred to as off-campus students.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery also conducts up to four study tours each year to countries such as Bhutan, Thailand, Philippines and China.


Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of NursingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of MidwiferyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health PromotionCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes EducationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Clinical LeadershipCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Nursing PracticeCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of NursingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Applied ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of MidwiferyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Career opportunities for graduates

Employment opportunities for nursing graduates are excellent with registered nurses and midwives in demand both locally and overseas.

  • Acute care/sub-acute care
  • Aged care
  • Community
  • Emergency
  • Family nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Midwifery 
  • Nursing administration 
  • Paediatrics

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