#20 in the world for nursing


One of Australia’s largest nursing schools


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian university for graduate employment


Award-winning university career service


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


Discover the nursing course for you

Be ready for a rewarding and meaningful career. As a Deakin graduate, you will be sought-after for your knowledge, communication skills and problem-solving capabilities.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Pathways to Deakin

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Foundation Program and transition into a first-year bachelor degree.

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Looking for a nursing degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Deakin’s practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Practical experience

Experience practical, hands-on learning while working alongside medical professionals. Clinical placements start in your first year of study, where you will gain at least 800 hours of invaluable experience .

World-class facilities

Immerse yourself in our cutting-edge clinical simulation centres. Simulating real hospital and community environments, you will gain the skills and confidence needed for your clinical placements and your future career.

Professional recognition

Our nursing courses are currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved by the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).

On successful completion of one of our undergraduate nursing degrees, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the NMBA. If you complete the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife with the NMBA.

Top professional roles in nursing

There is strong demand for nurses across Australia, with job growth on track to exceed government forecasts. Over the past five years, there has been high growth across the following roles, according to Australian Government employment projections.

  • 49,300 jobs for registered nurses
  • 9200 jobs for nurse managers
  • 400 jobs for nurse educators and researchers.

High graduate employment

Graduate in demand — 88% of our undergraduate and 96% of our postgraduate nursing students found full-time employment shortly after graduating, well above the Australian average.*

I was impressed from the very beginning to see the sophisticated clinical practice labs and the level of education Deakin provided for the nursing students. Seminars were interactive, and lecturers were very supportive and friendly.

Shaluni, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

World-class teaching

Our industry connected teachers will support you in gaining the skills and confidence needed to provide high-quality patient care.

Study with the best

Deakin’s School of Nursing is ranked in the top 20 in the world – a testament to the quality of our courses and research. This ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Industry partnerships

We partner with leading healthcare organisations across Australia, providing you with work placement opportunities from your first year of study. Our strong network of partners ensures our courses follow industry best practices and help to facilitate worldclass research.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

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