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.
Undergraduate courses include:
- Nursing (clinical leadership)
- Nursing and midwifery
- Nursing and psychological science
- Nursing and public health and health promotion
Return to practice and initial registration (overseas nurses) course:
Postgraduate courses include:
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.
Commencing 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 Fellowship
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 Fellowships.
Depending on which Clinical Fellowship 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.
Purpose-built learning facilities
The Clinical Simulation Centres at Deakin University contain purpose-built, flexible learning spaces and simulated clinical settings that 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.
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 Nursing||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)||Course information for:||Local Students|
|Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Nursing Practice||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner)||Course information for:||Local Students|
|Master of Nursing||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Applied Science||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Graduate Diploma of Midwifery||Course information for:||Local Students|
Career opportunities for graduates
Deakin's undergraduate nursing employment outcomes are significantly above the national average (2015 Australian Graduate Survey).
- Acute Care
- Emergency Department
- Mental Health
- Intensive Care
- Maternal and Child Health
- Aged Care
- Community Settings
- Rural Settings
- Operating Suites
Career booklet (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Postgraduate and research: Nursing and midwifery study area booklet (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- School of Nursing and Midwifery