Study opportunities

As a nursing and midwifery student, you'll learn in advanced simulation centres and will gain substantial practical experience while you study. We also offer opportunities to experience the world during your degree to gain an international perspective on nursing and midwifery.

Gain extensive clinical placement experience

As a nursing and midwifery student at Deakin, you'll gain experience in real clinical settings as part of many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. As an undergraduate student, you'll have early exposure to a healthcare setting, with placements starting from your very first trimester and continuing throughout every trimester of study. These placements allow you to develop your knowledge and skills by treating real patients at one of our partner hospitals or other healthcare facilities.

Find out more about our nursing and midwifery partners

Fellowship program

A Fellowship allows students to complete the majority of their clinical learning for the entire degree in one hospital or health network. This enables students to become socialised to the specific hospital environment with the aim of enhancing the clinical learning experience, and employment prospects at the end of the course. Fellowships are available with the following healthcare organisations:

  • Alfred Health (Burwood students)
  • Barwon Health (Waterfront students)
  • Eastern Health (Burwood students)
  • Epworth HealthCare (Burwood students)
  • Healthscope – Knox Private, Holmesglen Private, Melbourne Private (Burwood students)
  • Monash Health (Burwood students)
  • St John of God Geelong - Geelong Hospital (Waterfront students)
  • St John of God Warrnambool (Warrnambool students)
  • Mulgrave Private (Burwood students)
  • Western Health (Burwood and Waterfront students – Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery only).

School of Nursing and Midwifery Fellowship program

Our Fellowship program is offered in a number of healthcare organisations in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool.

Gain an international perspective

Study tours

Approach your studies from a different perspective and gain additional credit by joining an undergraduate international study tour. The tours run for two to four weeks and give you the opportunity to learn about health care delivery in a different country. Currently our students can travel to countries including India, Thailand, and The Philippines.

Exchange program to Denmark

Bachelor of Nursing students can choose to study at VIA University College, Viborg, Denmark for a full trimester. You'll get credit towards your degree and an unforgettable travelling experience. Students from Denmark also come and study at Deakin as part of this exchange program.

Learn more about exchange programs

International study tours: what do our students and staff think?

Find out what happens on our international study tours and hear first-hand what our students and staff enjoy most about the experience.

Higher degrees by research

We are one of Australia’s most active schools for nursing research, which has been recognised as well above world standard.* Our supervisors for higher degrees by research are national and global leaders in their chosen fields.

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*Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Contact us

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