Our facilities

Our students enter the field with extremely well-developed practical and personal skills. Within our simulation centres you’ll learn to use equipment and experience scenarios that you will come across as a practising nurse and/or midwife.

Learn in state-of-the-art simulation centres

Our clinical simulation centres are available at our Burwood, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses. These offer purpose-built, flexible learning spaces where you'll develop core clinical nursing and midwifery skills. Our Burwood facilities have recently undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade, ensuring students have access to the latest equipment and modern learning spaces to enhance their clinical skills.

At the centres you'll use case-based scenarios that will become more complex as your nursing degree progresses. You'll also develop the skills that are essential for safe patient care, such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and reflective practice skills. You can book the simulation centres outside of your classes to further practise your clinical skills.

Nursing students practice at Deakin's Warrnambool simulation centre

Equipment and technology

Simulating real hospital and community environments, the centres boast all of the state-of-the-art equipment you'll encounter on your clinical placement. Resources at the centres include:

  • beds, hand basins and wall oxygen
  • technologically advanced and responsive human patient simulation mannequins
  • suction outlets and cardio monitoring systems
  • lifting machines
  • resuscitation trolleys
  • dressing packs and injection equipment
  • web-based resources: online library access, journals and pharmacology resources.

A midwifery student with a simulation baby in Deakin's simulation centre

Nursing students with a patient in Deakin's Burwood simulation centre

The school have simulation labs for us to learn new skills in. They are set up like a hospital ward, so we are able to learn the layout and become familiar with the environment before stepping into one for real.

Jessica Dowdell

Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

The future of nursing is at Deakin

Get an insight into our world-class facilities available to nursing and midwifery students within the Faculty of Health.

The future of nursing is at Deakin

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