ECU has the only Bachelor of Nursing & Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia and our nursing courses include flexible online study options.
We also have facilities that are the envy of other universities, with demonstration wards that are as close as you can get to the real thing – until you start your practical work in one of Western Australia's major hospitals.
If the idea of a career in nursing or midwifery gets your pulse racing, look no further than ECU.
For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.
Over 85% of ECU students participating in the government’s QILT survey, rated their teaching quality positively. ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.
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.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU, we've grouped similar fields of work into study areas – Nursing and Midwifery is one of them.
Within this study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or a double degree such as a Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science (Midwifery).
Postgraduate degrees are also available through coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Nursing by Research degree or complete a Master of Healthcare Studies by coursework.
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ECU's worked for me this way, I'm going to keep going with ECU and do the Masters of Midwifery. So I graduated from the masters earlier this year, now I'm working at King Edward Memorial Hospital as a midwife, in my dream job.
Master of Midwifery Practice student, Sharna Bicheno talks about her long-held passion to work with women and their babies.
"Doubling up for greater opportunity"
Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.
"The level of personal attention offered by SW staff is hard to beat"
Nursing student Lachie came to ECU via UniPrep and is now fulfilling a dream by studying at university in the place he loves.