Experience real-world learning
Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally*, our School of Nursing and Midwifery is renowned for its facilities, research and teaching excellence. Our courses are developed in consultation with our healthcare partners, ensuring you’re always connected to those at the forefront of industry. You’ll be exposed to a range of clinical environments and settings in our purpose-built clinical simulation centres. Through practical, hands-on learning you’ll develop a solid foundation of core skills to give you career confidence and clear employment outcomes upon graduation.
Courses within nursing and midwifery
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Learn in the real world
You'll be exposed to real-life scenarios in healthcare settings as soon as you start studying. It's no wonder you'll graduate as a registered nurse and/or a midwife with a higher chance of employment than other graduates around the country.
Strong employment rates
The high likelihood of our undergraduates gaining employment# is a testament to the great learning experience at Deakin – from teaching excellence and on-the-job learning to our state-of-the-art simulation centres.
Early exposure to clinical environments lets you develop and consolidate your skills, so you graduate job-ready. When you're not on a clinical placement, you'll be learning at purpose-built learning spaces with state-of-the-art equipment.
Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of Australia’s most research-active schools. Our staff have many years of supervision experience and are supported by collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, healthcare networks, communities and support centres.
The course has been better than I hoped for. The teachers at Deakin are extremely supportive and we have lots of class discussions.
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
Get professional recognition
Our nursing and midwifery courses are accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, ensuring clear career outcomes upon graduation. This means after completing a Deakin nursing course, you’re eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. On completion of the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, you’re also eligible to register as a midwife.
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.
Learn in health care settings
Clinical placements begin in Trimester 1 of your first year and continue throughout your course in every trimester.# They provide extensive opportunities to develop and consolidate your learning, and are undertaken in various metropolitan, regional and rural health care settings under the supervision of qualified practitioners.
Experience the world while you study
Thanks to partnerships with organisations all over the world, there are several opportunities to gain an international perspective on your studies. For example, Bachelor of Nursing students can undertake a trimester with VIA University College, Viborg (Denmark), and gain credit towards their degree. You may also have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour as an elective unit to explore health care in another country, such as Bhutan, the Philippines or Thailand.
These international experiences help you appreciate a nurse’s role in different environments and understand the meaning of global citizenship through practical experience.
Note: All School of Nursing and Midwifery students are able to apply for study tours. Study tours dependent on Australian Government travel restrictions.
Ranked 33rd for nursing worldwide
Deakin is ranked among the best in the top 33 universities in the world for its nursing courses, based on the 2022 QS World University Rankings*, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.
How to become a midwife: your study options
There’s more than one way to study midwifery at Deakin, and it’s worth weighing up which option will best suit your lifestyle and career goals.
What really happens on nursing placement?
Discover how completing a placement as part of your nursing degree prepares you with the real-world skills for a successful and rewarding career.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
#2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2021 Shanghai Rankings Ranking of Academic Subjects.
#Student Experience Survey 2017 and 2018.