#16 in the world for nursing


One of Australia’s largest nursing schools


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian university for educational experience


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.

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

Start your professional experience placements from your first year of undergraduate study and gain 800 plus hours of experience while you study. In many of our postgraduate courses, you’ll continue to gain clinical experience in specialist roles.

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 professional experience 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

Over the next five years there is extremely strong job growth projected across the following roles, according to Australian Government employment projections*.

  • 45,700 new jobs for midwifery and nursing professionals
  • 40,000 new jobs for registered nurses
  • 2500 new jobs for nurse managers.

High graduate employment

Graduate in demand — 94% of our undergraduate and 97% 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 teachers are well-connected and respected in the field. They will support you in gaining the skills and confidence needed to provide high-quality patient care.

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 facilitates world-class research and ensures our courses follow industry best practices.

Study with the best

Deakin’s School of Nursing is ranked #16 in the world – a testament to the quality of our courses and 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.

* 2023 Employment Projections - for the ten years to 2032, Jobs and Skills Australia.
^ Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020-2022, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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