Nursing and midwifery

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If you’re a good communicator, enjoy working in a team and want to make a genuine difference, a career in nursing and midwifery may be for you. Our courses are centred on evidence-based practice and reflect current industry trends.

Experience real-world learning

Ranked in the top 20 universities globally for nursing subjects,* 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.

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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.

Practical experience

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.

Research excellence

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.

Bianca Bartholomew

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.

Top 20 for nursing worldwide

Study with one of the best nursing schools in the world. Deakin is ranked 20th globally for nursing courses in the 2022 ShanghaiRankings Global Rankings of Academic Subjects,* which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

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*2022 ShanghaiRankings Ranking of Academic Subjects.
#Student Experience Survey 2017 and 2018.


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