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Nursing & Midwifery

ECU prepares more nursing and midwifery students for careers in health than any other WA university. Here, you'll have access to state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities featuring simulated practice areas for scenario-based learning, and practicum placements with many healthcare providers. We also provide experienced practitioners with a wide range of online postgraduate courses to upskill or change career direction.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in Australia for learning resources

    ECU has been ranked top university in Australia for learning resources, and the top public university in Western Australia for overall educational experience in undergraduate Nursing. Source: QILT Student Experience Survey 2020.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • Shanghai Ranking 2020 logo

    Nursing program in world's top 100

    ECU has received international recognition for the quality of our Nursing program, placing in the world's top 100 universities in ShanghaiRanking's 2021 global rankings.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

The nursing and midwifery professions offer you different options for healthcare specialisation, including newborn babies, aged care, paediatrics, mental health, critical care, rural or remote nursing and a host of other specialties.

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery has partnerships with metropolitan and rural hospitals and the private sector, allowing you to undertake most of your undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.

Some courses can be studied at our Joondalup or South West (Bunbury) campuses.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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  • Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.

  • "My degree planted all the knowledge in my head, and now on the job I can draw from that to tackle the problem right away."

  • I graduated with a Master of Midwifery Practice and now I’m working in my dream job as a midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

  • Meet Helena Halton, Director of Postgraduate Nursing Studies and Nurse Practitioner at ECU's Chronic Disease Wellness Clinic.

  • ECU celebrates the achievements of nurses and midwives and the impact they make to so many lives around the country every day.

  • An introduction to ECU’s School of Nursing & Midwifery

Student stories

  • Amy Renzullo

    Amy Renzullo

    ECU Nursing and Midwifery student

    "I wanted to do something more meaningful"

    Although I loved my previous career, I wanted to do something more meaningful. I felt I could really make a difference through midwifery, working in a stable industry. The pastoral care from ECU staff has been outstanding. I’ve been supported not just as a student, but as a holistic person with challenges outside of my studies.

  • Esther Adama

    ECU PhD candidate

    "Nursing experience leads to PhD"

    Esther completed her undergraduate Nursing studies in Ghana, and has been a Registered Nurse for 9 years, working with children and young families, and with premature babies in neonatal intensive care.

    This inspired her to return to study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at ECU, exploring the experiences of parents caring for their preterm infants.

  • Sharna Allan

    ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) student

    "ECU South West is a tight-knit community where you get a sense of belonging"

    After graduating from high school in 2015, I had no idea what area of study I wanted to pursue at university. I decided to attend the ECU South West Open Day and found out they were offering a dual degree of Nursing and Midwifery. I was very excited I was able to find a course that was interesting to study and be able to stay at home.